Before there were The Beatles we had a whole lot of bubble gum music including Brian Hyland. He recorded this song was he was just 16 and it made it all the way to number 1 not only in America, but it climbed to the top ten in 8 other countries. Hyland is still around today, but is more into country music.
The Les Paul Foundation awards grants to music, music engineering and sound programs that serve youth, establishes music-related scholarships at schools and programs for students, provides grants for medical research and programs related to hearing impairment, and supports public exhibits displaying Les Paul’s life achievements.
We were back in the late 70's today for the World's Worst iPod. Jonathan felt like this song fits in a bad commercial, but Kitty loved it. The band was called Night and they managed to get to number 18 with this song. However, they didn't make it on the radio this morning.
Guess what Beatle people! You get to buy the movie Help! again!
The 1965 movie has just been released on Blu-ray. Even if you're not a huge fan of this James Bond-ish comedy starring our fab four moptops, it might be worth getting just to hear the songs in 5.1 audio (that is if you have a home theatre with surround sound.) Sadly, there are no extras included with this version.
I'm not sure I've ever made it to the end of this movie. It's over two hours long and it meanders. It's definitely NOT up to par with their earlier movie Hard Day's Night.
Here's a fun little time waster for you...a fun little"Find the Beatle Contest." I think you might be able to win a copy of the Blu-ray, but I'm not sure.
And if you watch this movie trailer, it will almost be like watching it in hi-def, except smaller and blurrier.
This song may have only made it to number 25 on the charts back in 1981, but it was number 1 in Kitty's heart as well as a lot of Triple M listeners. Who knew a Dutch band was so well versed on evening activities in California.
Despite the fact Kitty owns this movie on DVD, she didn't want to hear it. Jonathan was in the musical version back in high school, so he was ready to sing along. However, the majority of listeners this morning said NO. Back in 1978, the song did make it to number 5.
In 2009, Cage the Elephant released their self-titled debut album. With songs like "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked," Cage the Elephant received ample acclaim from critics and listeners alike. Here is another cut off the album, titled "Tiny Little Robots" for a free download.
Artist: Cage the Elephant Hail From: Bowling Green, KY Song: Tiny Little Robots Album:Cage the Elephant Sounds Like: Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes
In Their Words: "A really big mind-opening discovery period was when we left and moved to England. We had everything at our fingertips because in a small town like Bowling Green, we were just trying to make a record that was pure. For us that was Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and all that. When we moved over to England we started to discover The Pixies, Butthole Surfers, and Black Flag. It’s been a really cool journey." - Singer Matt Shultz
This week’s Gabby’s Pick is Daft Punk’s “ Get Lucky”.
If you’re not familiar with them, Daft Punk is a French duo who made their initial impact in the late 90’s “ house movement” in France.
They toured throughout 2006 and 2007 and released the live album Alive 2007, which won a Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album. The duo composed the score of the film Tron: Legacy and in 2010 released the soundtrack album of the film. In January 2013, Daft Punk released their latest album Random Access Memories on 17 May 2013.
Bryan Adams made it to number 5 on the charts with this song in the summer of '85. Kitty doesn't like the song because Bryan Adams was only a 9-year-old in 1969 so he probably wouldn't buy a guitar at that age. Sadly, Adams was not talking about the year 1969. Check out this interview...
Critics have been saying some good things about the new biographical Jimi Hendrix movie that's debuting at SXSW later this month.
For one thing, Jimi: All Is By My Side comes from film-maker John Ridley, who wrote the screenplay for the much...
"Move it in, move it out, move it in roundabout, Disco Lady!"
Those lyrics were just a little too suggestive to Kitty back in 1976 when this song was a hit. But lots of folks appeared to be in a disco mood this morning when we played that number one...
I made jambalaya for supper last night--today I think I'll celebrate Mardi Gras with my favorite Louisiana export, Sonny Landreth!
I've had a chance to see Sonny around a dozen times, and he never fails to impress. When he opened Eric...
To get through the Monday Blues, you're going to need something extraordinary (what makes the difference is that little extra), and here it is: Neon Trees' latest Sleeping With a Friend (slightly off-putting title insanely awesome jam!)
You may have driven by that seemingly rundown brick building on East Washington Avenue hundreds of times, but you probably never got to go behind the scenes at the iconic recording studio that brought us so much great music in the 1990s.
What are you doing Sunday March 9th? Why not spend the afternoon supporting a great cause, and enjoying some fantastic music?
It's a benefit for the family of a young Madison girl, Anna Mischnick, who is battling brain cancer.
The event goes...
Coldplay is supposedly working on a new album to follow their 2011 release, Milo Xyloto. But we don't have to wait until that album comes out, whenever that will be, to hear a new song.
This week the band debuted the song "Midnight" on their...