#1 songs of 1968

Paul Simon Wasn’t Going To Finish Mrs. Robinson

It’s hard to believe but originally Mrs. Robinson was just a song fragment used throughout the movie The Graduate. (movie hits are the theme of tonight’s Top 6 @ 6).  Their producer Roy Halee had […]

11/22/2011

One Musician’s Strange Request After The Recording Session For Hey Jude

On this day in 1968 recording for [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] Hey Jude was finished.  Extra musicians had been hired for the session, and they were all asked to sing during the song’s fade.  After everything […]

08/02/2011

Paul McCartney’s Songwriting Tip From John Lennon

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] began writing Hey Jude in this day in 1968.  Here, he talks about how the song took form and how [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]John Lennon[/lastfm] kept him from removing an important like from the […]

07/26/2011

Otis Redding’s Body Hadn’t Been Found When Dock Of The Bay Was Being Completed

What an erie photo this is – Otis in front of his plane with the guitar that starts off his biggest hit.  Today’s Top 6 @ 6 includes [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Otis Redding[/lastfm]‘s only #1 song, (Sittin’ […]

04/20/2011

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