KOOL Top 6 @ 6

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 […]


Two Ex Presidents And A Civil Rights Leader Made Up This 1968 Hit

Remember those black discs with a big hole in the middle?  This one sold a buncha copies when it came out during one of the most turbulent years post WWII.  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dion[/lastfm] was mainly known […]


The Beatles Biggest Rivals In 1964

It didn’t last long, but for a few months in 1964 [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] and[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Dave Clark Five[/lastfm] had a real chart rivalry here in the sates.  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Beatles[/lastfm] were touted for their […]


What Do Today’s Top 6 @ 6 Songs Have In Common?

Here’s the list, what’s the common thread or theme? 6.  Start Me Up – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Rolling Stones[/lastfm] 5.  Hungry – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul Revere and the Raiders[/lastfm] 4.  Let’s Get It On – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Marvin […]


Paul Revere And The Raiders Connection To CBS News

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul Revere and The Raiders[/lastfm] with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mark Lindsay[/lastfm], had a string of like Indian Reservation, Kicks, Hungry, Steppin’ Out, The Great Airplane Strike, and Good Thing, that kept them on the charts from […]


Where Did David Essex (Rock On) Discover American Rock And Roll?

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]David Essex[/lastfm] was a movie star in the 70’s and 80’s in his native England, but only had one top 10 hit here in America.  Rock On was a top 5 hit for him […]


Eddie Kendricks Died On This Day In 1992

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eddie Kendricks[/lastfm] had that sweet high voice in The original[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Temptations[/lastfm] lineup singing lead on classics like Get Ready and Just My Imagination.  Tonight’s Top 6 @ 6 features six events that happened […]


The Commodores Hit Song About Divorce

Don’t take my word for it, that comes directly from the song’s writer [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lionel Richie[/lastfm].  It’s one of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Commodores[/lastfm] biggest hits of 1979, which I’ll be featuring on tonight’s Top 6 @ […]


Tommy James Lost A Hit To These One Hit Wonders

The song was written by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tommy James[/lastfm], and he was all set to record it, but instead gave it to this one hit wonder group from Brooklyn , New York. The organist of this […]


How Barry Manilow Co-Wrote One Of His Grammy Winning Hits

Tonight’s Top 6 @ 6 features songs about places, and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Barry Manilow[/lastfm] had one of the biggest with a hit he co-wrote in 1978.  It’s a song that even won him a Grammy that […]