#1 songs of 1964

Was The Beatles Guitar Feedback On ‘I Feel Fine’ Intentional Or Accidental?

To my knowledge, it was the first example of feedback being used on a pop record – or any record for that matter.  If you can find an earlier one, I’d like to know about […]


Director Dick Lester: The Biggest Problem With The Beatles A Hard Day’s Night

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] A Hard Day’s Night went to #1 on this day in 1964, so I’m featuring the song along with the British flip side on today’s Fab 4 @ 4.  Director Richard Lester […]


Smokey Slips Temps A Super Song

Tonight’s Top 6 @ 6 includes  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Temptations[/lastfm] first #1 hit, written and produced for the group by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Smokey Robinson[/lastfm].  the group’s founder [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Otis Williams [/lastfm]recalled the group liked the song, but […]


A Beatles Hit That Upset Paul McCartney Fans

Today’s Fab 4 @ 4 features a couple of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] tracks from the[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Beatles[/lastfm] years.  The group closed out 1964 with I Feel Fine with John’s lead and She’s A Woman with […]


Awkward! A 5th Musician Shows Up At Beatles First Recording Session

The Beatles auditioned for George Martin in June 1962, but their first real recording session came on September 11 when they recorded Love Me Do.  It was an awkward moment for everyone when a 5th […]


This Girl Group Sang One Of The Biggest Wedding Songs of All Time

I am sure you know the song they sang.  Even [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bette Midler[/lastfm] recorded it on her first album, and it was a standard at weddings for years.  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ellie Greenwich[/lastfm], who wrote the song, […]


Petula Clark’s Hit Song She First Heard While Making Tea

A few years ago, pal Bud Wilkinson was in New York interviewing [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Petula Clark[/lastfm] about her then current broadway show Sunset Boulevard.  I’d sent him a list of questions I wanted him to ask […]


Roy Orbison Interview On Pretty Woman – Happy 75th Birthday Roy

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Roy Orbison[/lastfm] would have been 75  today.  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elvis Presley[/lastfm] once called him the best singer in the world, just about everyone else who knew [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Roy Orbison[/lastfm] would add that he was also […]


Paul McCartney On Writing She Loves You (1964)

Early on [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Lennon[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] has their song writing chops as sharp as anyone.