Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Music from 1969
|"You don't need a penny just to hang around, But if you've got a nickel, won't you lay your money down?"||Song Lyrics From 1969
CCR. from 'Down On the COrner'
|"What's your name? Who's your daddy? Is he rich like me?"
Which group featuring Colin Blunstone sang the above lyrics in a 1969 hit song?||Pop Music Hits of 1969
The Zombies. The British band The Zombies had a 1969 top ten single in the U.S. with "Time of the Season." This song was recorded in 1967, but it didn't become a hit in the USA until early 1969 when it climbed to the number three position in the Billboard charts. This song showcased Colin Blunstone's jazzy vocal style and Rod Argent's intricate keyboard work.
|According to a 1969 single by Edwin Starr, how many miles did the singer have to walk to reach his lover?||Pop Music Hits of 1969
Twenty-five. Soul singer Edwin Starr had to walk 25 long miles in order to reach his woman in the hit tune "Twenty-Five Miles." This song reached the number six spot in the U.S. singles charts in 1969. Starr sang these lyrics:
"It's twenty-five miles from home
Girl, my feet are hurtin' mighty bad...
But I got a woman waiting for me
That's gonna make this trip worthwhile..."
|"I'm gonna love you till the heavens stop the rain
I'm gonna love you till the stars fall from the sky
For you and I...."
Which 1969 hit song contained the above lyrics?||Pop Music Hits of 1969
Touch Me. Jim Morrison and The Doors had an international hit single with "Touch Me" in early 1969. In the U.S., this song climbed to the number three spot in the Billboard charts. "Touch Me" featured an extended saxophone solo by Curtis Amy. The song was composed by band member Robby Krieger. The tune opened with these lyrics:
"C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
Now touch me, baby
Can't you see that I am not afraid..."
|In 1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival had a hit single with "Bad Moon Rising." Which Creedence album contained this song?||Pop Music Hits of 1969
Green River. 1969 was a very busy time for John Fogerty and the band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The group released three albums that year, including "Green River", which appeared in August 1969. The hit song "Bad Moon Rising" rose to the number two spot in the U.S. Billboard charts in the fall of '69. This tune is still quite popular today. John Fogerty sang these lyrics:
"I see a bad moon arising, I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightning
I see bad times today..."
"Cosmo's Factory" and "Pendulum" were released in 1970, and "Mardi Gras" appeared in 1972.
The Friends of Distinction. The Friends of Distinction reached the top ten on the U.S. singles charts in the summer of 1969 with the song "Grazing In the Grass." This tune featured upbeat lyrics sung at breakneck speed and some tremendous vocal harmony. The band was based in the Los Angeles area and was founded by Harry Elston and Floyd Butler. The Friends of Distinction sang these lyrics:
"The sun peekin' out between the leaves
Grazin' in the grass, yes baby, can you dig it?
And the birds darting in and out of the trees
Grazin' in the grass, yes baby, can you dig it?"
Galveston. Glen Campbell had a crossover hit in the spring of 1969 with his song "Galveston", which paid homage to the port city located on the Gulf Coast of Texas. In the U.S., this song reached the number four spot on the Billboard pop charts; it was a number one hit in the country music charts. Campbell sang these lyrics:
"Galveston, oh Galveston
I still hear your sea winds blowing
I still see her dark eyes glowing
She was 21 when I left Galveston..."
|In 1969, Sly & The Family Stone had success with the song "Everyday People." Which catch phrase from the '60s was used in this tune's lyrics?||Pop Music Hits of 1969
Different strokes for different folks.. Sly & The Family Stone reached the number one position in the U.S. Billboard charts in early 1969 with "Everyday People." The song's basic message was that people of all races must learn to get along and respect each other. The song's theme was summed up in these lyrics:
"Different strokes for different folks
And so on, and so on, and scooby dooby dooby
Ooh, sha sha- we got to live together..."
"Jean"-Oliver. "Jean" was the theme from "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969) that featured British actress Maggie Smith. American singer/songwriter Rod McKuen composed "Jean". McKuen's single failed to chart in the US. North Carolina native Oliver released "Jean" as a follow up to his 1969 hit, "Good Morning Starshine" from "Hair". After releasing a cover of Spanky and Our Gang's "Sunday Morning" Oliver failed to reach the US Top Forty again. His final album was "Prisms" in 1971. Oliver passed in 2001.
"Monster" was a Number 39 single by Steppenwolf released from their album of the same name. The Sir Douglas Quintet had a Number 27 single with "Mendocino". "Gitarzan" was a novelty song by Ray Stevens that went to Number Eight.
Commotion. "Commotion" was a single release from the band's "Green River" album. "Green River" and "Bad Moon Rising" were Top Ten singles from the band in 1969. "Lodi" was the flip-side of "Bad Moon Rising" and although "Lodi" received significant airplay in 1969 it peaked at Number 52. John Fogerty composed "Commotion" along with eight of the nine cuts from "Green River". The album topped the US album charts.
"She" was released by Tommy James and the Shondells. "Stand" was a 1969 Number 22 release from Sly and the Family Stone. "Undun" was a single from The Guess Who's "Canned Wheat" album that reached Number 22 on the US charts.
Wales. Mary Hopkin was born in Pontardawe, Wales. She began musical training at a young age and became interested in Folk music. She started her professional career as part of a group called Selby Set and Mary. After Mary won a talent contest she came to the attention of Paul McCartney and became one of the first artists signed to Apple Records. Paul McCartney produced "Those Were the Days" and the song topped the UK charts, stalling at Number Two in the US.
Paul McCartney composed her follow up hit, "Goodbye" and the song was credited to Lennon/McCartney. "Goodbye" made it to Number Two in the UK and ironically would have topped the charts if not for "Get Back". "Goodbye" made it to Number 13 in the US.
Tracy. All the rich harmonies on "Tracy" were tracked by singer Ron Dante. Ron had been the vocalist for The Archies. As their hit single "Sugar, Sugar" was descending the Billboard chart "Tracy" began climbing it. When Tracy became a Top Ten single an album of the same name was quickly recorded followed by "The Cuff Links" album the following year.
"When Julie Comes Around" was a follow up single release to "Tracy" but peaked at Number 41 resulting in "Tracy" becoming the only Top Forty hit for the band. Dante was unable to tour in support of the hit because he decided to sign with Don Kirshner to do a solo album.
"Traces" was a Number Two single by The Classics IV featuring Dennis Yost. In 1969 Vik Venus took "Moonflight" to the Number 38 spot and Ohio Express had a Number 30 single with "Mercy".
"Dizzy"-Tommy Roe. Tommy Roe's impressive debut single "Sheila" reached Number One in 1962. Roe continued to release Top Ten hits such as the Number Six "Hooray for Hazel" and "Sweet Pea" in 1966. It wasn't until 1969 when "Dizzy" made it to the top of the charts did Tommy score his second Number One US single.
The Atlanta native was surprised when "Sheila" rose to the top of the charts and declined to tour in support of the hit. He relented and left his job at General Electric when his label offered him a $5,000 advance.
"Something" by The Beatles peaked at Number Three. "Memories" only made it to Number 35 when it was released by Elvis in 1969. "Galveston" reached Number Four for Glen Campbell in 1969.
Underground Sunshine. Underground Sunshine hailed from Montello, Wisconsin. They released an album titled "Let There Be Light" and appeared on "American Bandstand". David Gates wrote their follow-up single "Don't Shut Me Out" that barely missed the Billboard Hot 100. When "Jesus Is Just Alright" and "Nine to Five (Ain't My Bag)" failed to chart Underground Sunshine retired to the One-Hit Wonder club.
"Color Him Father" was a 1969 Top Ten from The Winstons. Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band scored a Number 11 single with "Do Your Thing". "Hot Smoke and Sassafrass" was a 1969 Top Twenty by the Texas based psychedelic band The Bubble Puppy.
The Rascals. The year 1969 was the final year The Rascals scored US Top Forty singles. "Heaven" went to Number 39, "See" rose to Number 27 and "Carry Me Back" was a Number 26 hit from the band. In 1965 "I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore" made the US charts at Number 52 and later the same year "Good Lovin'" was a chart-topper for The Young Rascals before they shortened their name. The following year "Groovin'" made Number One and their final chart-topper was "People Got To Be Free" in 1968.
Members Eddie Brigati and Felix Cavaliere were the main songwriting team for the group. They had an impressive string of hits between 1966 and 1970. The Rascals were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
"Ball of Fire" by Tommy James and The Shondells went to Number 19. "But You Know I Love You" was a 1969 Number 19 by Kenny Rogers and The First Edition. "Choice of Colors" by The Impressions was a Number 21 single.
The Aces. Desmond Dekker was a Jamaican native who was an early pioneer of Reggae and Ska music on the American charts. In 1966 he teamed up with producer Leslie Kong from Island Records who had been working with other Jamaican artists including Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals and Jimmy Cliff.
Dekker recorded four albums between 1966 and 1970. "The Israelites" was his biggest US hit single. The original Aces were four brothers with the surname Howard.
In 1969 "Black Pearl" by Sonny Charles and The Checkmates, Ltd. went to Number 13. Harlow Wilcox and The Oakies had a Number 30 Instrumental with "Groovy Grubworm" and "I've Been Hurt" was a 1969 Top Forty from Bill Deal and The Rhondels.
Atlantis. When "Atlantis" was released in the US "To Susan On The West Coast Waiting" was the flip-side. "Atlantis" began with a narration by Donovan. The song had been released a year earlier in the UK with "I Love My Shirt" as the flip-side. Despite a running time over four minutes "Atlantis" was a Top Ten hit in the US. It peaked at Number 23 in the UK. "Atlantis" was Donovan's last Top Ten single of the Sixties.
"Tangier" was a cut on Donovan's 1968 "The Hurdy Gurdy Man" album. "Atlantis" was from Donovan's 1969 album "Barabajagal". "Madrigalinda" was from Donovan's 1980 "Neutronica" LP.
Paul Revere and the Raiders. While Mark Lindsay was releasing solo singles his vocals could also be heard on Paul Revere and the Raiders' Top Twenty hit "Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon" in 1969. Keyboard player Paul Revere Dick was in the restaurant business and got to know Mark Lindsay when Mark worked at a bakery. In 1958 the pair formed a band they called The Downbeats. In 1960 the name was changed to Paul Revere and the Raiders. The following year they released their first US Top Forty single, "Like, Long Hair". The group went on to have several hits until Mark left in 1975 to be the A and R man for United Artists Records. Revere continued to perform with different vocalists.
Rob Grill sang for The Grassroots. John "Jay" Traynor was the vocalist for Jay and the Americans when they formed. David Black replaced him after changing his name to Jay Black. Brooklyn Bridge featured Johnny Maestro on vocals.