Turntable Tales

August 23, 2021

Music to watch girls by – from The O’Kaysions

In August of 1968, a chartbuster sweeping the nation, was “Girl Watcher” by THE O’KAYSIONS, who hailed from Kenly, North Carolina, featuring lead vocalist / keyboardist […]
August 16, 2021

‘Dirty Dancing’ with The Contours

It was the runaway box office hit for the year 1988, the movie ‘Dirty Dancing,’ and just as exciting as it’s plot with stars Patrick Swayze […]
August 9, 2021

Hangin’ on with The Mc Coys and ol’ Sloopy!

It was in August 1965, when the Ohio based group THE MC COYS, would release a song that would capture the country by storm debuting on […]
August 2, 2021

Brian Hyland – fashion trendsetter of summer 1960

In July 1960, BRIAN HYLAND soared to #1 with a catchy song, and more interesting, it’s lengthy title –  “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini” […]
July 26, 2021

1971: Lee Michaels asks the musical question?

It was fifty years ago this week, on July 31,1971, when LEE MICHAELS released his mega hit, in which he popped the question, “Do You Know […]
July 19, 2021

In-A-Gadda-Da-Iron Butterfly

The year was 1968, as we were caught up in the frenzy of new musical sounds, and along with it…. a new trend in band names, […]
July 12, 2021

Just a bit of “Hanky Panky,’ for Tommy James & The Shondells

Exactly what we needed for the summer of 1966, was the perfect #1 bubbly song with subtle suggestive lyrics… “..my baby does the Hanky Panky!” We […]
June 28, 2021

God Bless Tulips & Tiny Tim

In show business, the key to success, is being in the right place at the right time, and it sure was for Herbert Khaury, better known […]
June 21, 2021

England Swings With Del Shannon

The 1st wave of ‘Beatlemania’ officially made it’s imprint on Billboard’s Hot 100, June 23, 1963 as we found DEL SHANNON’s cover version of “From Me […]
June 12, 2021

Mr.Ed’s Solid Gold Scrapbook – Visiting Mac Arthur Park with Richard Harris

June 8, 2021

Serving up Sukiyaki with Kyu Sakamoto

June 1, 2021

Sgt. Pepper teaches the band to play!