Wednesday, February 21, 2018

A Few Of Your Mid-Week Comments



The Zombies have just signed Soren Koch to be their new bass player, replacing long-time member Jim Rodford, who passed away last month.
That means we'll be seeing this new Danish bass sensation when The Zombies hit The City Winery on March 19th and 20th.  (Both shows are sold out but The City Winery does offer a ticket "wait list" should tickets become available at the last moment)

Just added to The City Winery …
It’s The Ides Of March – May 3rd
Other shows we’re excited about …
Christopher Cross – March 31st and April 1st
Al Jardine (of The Beach Boys)  -  April 2nd

And this weekend we’ll be checking out Sergio Mendes … who is doing TWO shows on Sunday (February 25th).  More information via the link above.

And, speaking of upcoming shows, The Eagles have just added five more stops including a return trip to Chicago on October 15th.  (I just KNEW they’d be heading back here!!!)  Honestly, there are no real surprises here … I’m expecting even more shows to be added.  (They’re up to 52 dates already!  Let’s face it … by October I’m sure these guys will be nearly out of money … so it only makes sense to extend the tour!!!)

In any event, here is the COMPLETE tour schedule as it currently stands … looks like another pretty good thaw for hell this year!

3/12 - Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
3/14 - Chicago, IL, United Center
3/15 - Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
3/18 - St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
3/19 - Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
3/21 - Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
3/23-24 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
4/8 - Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
4/10 - Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena
4/11 - Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center
4/14 - Orlando, FL, Camping World Stadium – with Jimmy Buffett
4/16 - Columbia, SC, Colonial Life Arena
4/17 - Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
4/19 - Birmingham, AL, BJCC Arena
4/21 - Miami, FL, Hard Rock Stadium - with Jimmy Buffett
5/3 - Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena
5/5 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
5/8 - Spokane, WA, Spokane Arena
5/10-11 - Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
5/14 - Calgary, AB, Saddledome
5/15 - Edmonton, AB, Rogers Place
5/17 - Regina, SK, Mosaic Stadium
6/15 - Houston, TX, Minute Maid Park – with Chris Stapleton
6/17 - Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
6/20 - New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
6/23 - Dallas, TX, AT&T Stadium - with Chris Stapleton
6/28 - Denver, CO, Coors Field - with Jimmy Buffett
6/30 - Minneapolis, MN, Target Field - with Jimmy Buffett
7/14 - Buffalo, NY, KeyBank Center
7/15, 7/17 - Toronto, ON, Air Canada Center
7/20-21 - Boston, MA, TD Garden
7/24 - Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
7/26 - Washington, DC, Nationals Park – with James Taylor
7/28 - Philadelphia, PA, Citizens Bank Park - with James Taylor
9/8 - Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena
9/12, 9/14 - Inglewood, CA, the Forum
9/15 - Inglewood, CA, the Forum  (NEW)
9/18 - Sacramento, CA, Golden I Center
9/20 - San Francisco, CA, AT&T Park - with the Zac Brown Band
9/22 - San Diego, CA, Petco Park - with the Zac Brown Band & the Doobie Brothers
10/6 - Hartford, CT, XL Center
10/9 - New York City, Madison Square Garden  (NEW)
10/12 - Newark, N.J., Prudential Center  (NEW)
10/14 - Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena  (NEW)
10/15 - Chicago, IL, United Center  (NEW)
10/18 - Milwaukee, WI, Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
10/20 - Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena

And here’s a first …

I’ve seen Micky and Davy … Micky and Peter … Micky, Davy and Peter … Micky, Peter and Mike … and each of them in various solo shows … but for the first time EVER Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith will team up to tour as a duo this summer!  (Now THIS is a show to see!!!)

It’s being billed as “The Monkees Present” tour.  (Peter Tork is sitting this one out and Davy Jones, of course, left us a few years ago.)  But I’m expecting quite a bit of magic during the Mike and Micky Show.  (Dolenz sang a huge portion of the band’s best-known music … and Nesmith was the most prolific songwriter in the group … featured music will go back to their earliest days and feature songs they did together on last year’s “Good Times” album, including the popular duet track “Me And Magdalena,” one of the LP’s highlights.)

This press release (sent to us by Micky’s PR Man, David Salidor) gives you more on the inside scoop … as well as the announced tour dates thus far.  (Thankfully the show hits Chicago on June 14th at The Copernicus  Center … so we’re hoping to catch them there!)  Again, don't be surprised if more dates are added ... those listed only encompass the month of June at this point.  (kk)

THE MONKEES PRESENT: THE MIKE & MICKY SHOW
Michael Nesmith And Micky Dolenz 
Will Tour As A Duo For The First Time
This Summer, Playing Monkees Music Spanning More Than 50 Years
Tickets And VIP Packages Go On Sale February 23

Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees will hit the road in June for their first-ever national tour as a duo. Billed as “The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show,” these 16 special performances will feature songs that span the group’s entire career – from its 1966 eponymous debut to 2016’s Good Times. The shows will highlight many of Nesmith’s compositions, including some that have never been performed live. The tour also includes two shows in Canada, which represent Nesmith’s first “Monkees” concerts since the band played there in 1969.
Tickets and VIP packages will go on sale February 23 at www.monkees.com. VIP Packages include access to soundcheck, a signed, hardbound copy of the tourbook, early entry to the show and a commemorative VIP laminate.
"I love being on stage with Micky,” says Nesmith. “We’ve been collaborating for over 50 years, so it’s hard to believe it’s never been just the two of us. I’m excited to dust off some tunes that I haven’t played for a long time too. These are going to be some fun shows.”
"Right from the get-go, I admired Mike's songs. When we used to get together around the campfire to sing in the early days, we were always doing his songs,” says Dolenz. “We always had such a great a vocal blend; he was the one who encouraged me to write songs of my own. I've always been a big fan and now we finally get to do the Mike & Micky show that we riffed on back when we were shooting The Monkees."
Original Monkee Peter Tork will not take part in the tour. Instead, he’s focusing on Relax Your Mind, a new album by Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues that honors the music of Lead Belly. The album is available now via CD Baby and Bandcamp.
“I have in general made no secret of the fact that all these recent years of Monkees-related projects, as fun as they’ve been, have taken up a lot of my time and energy. Moving forward, I have blues projects that I want to give my attention to, hence Relax Your Mind. So, I’m shifting gears for now, but I wish the boys well, and I’ve learned to never say never on things further down the line.”

“The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show” is the latest chapter in Monkee-mania, a saga that began in 1965 when four young men were cast in a television show about a struggling rock band that was inspired by the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night. Few could have predicted the impact the Monkees would have on music and pop culture at large, one that still reverberates more than 50 years later.  
Formed in Los Angeles for the eponymous television series, the quartet of Dolenz, Nesmith, Tork and the late Davy Jones brought a singular mix of pop, rock, psychedelia, Broadway and country to their music. The Monkees’ first single, “Last Train to Clarksville,” was released in 1966 and their debut album quickly headed for the top spot of the Billboard charts, where it would ultimately sit for 13 of the 78 weeks it remained in the Top 200. (Two decades later, in the midst of a new burst of Monkee-mania, The Monkees popped back onto the charts, bringing the total number of weeks to 102.) 
By the time the series aired its final new episode on March 25, 1968, the Monkees had seen three further albums top the charts — More of the Monkees, Headquarters, and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. All were released in 1967, staggeringly enough, racking up several more hit singles, with “I’m A Believer,” “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” “The Girl I Knew Somewhere,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” “Words,” “Daydream Believer,” “Valleri,” and “Tapioca Tundra” all finding their way into the Billboard Top 40. The final tally: 16 million albums and 7.5 million singles sold in a mere 2 1/2 years.
After the series’ two-season run, the group went on to star in the cult feature film Head (co-written by Jack Nicholson) and a TV special (33 1/3 Revolutions per Monkee) while also continuing to record new material. But as the ’60s gave way to the ’70s, the members of the Monkees eventually gave in to their individual musical interests and went their separate ways . . . for awhile.
In February 1986, after MTV broadcast a marathon of “The Monkees,” Dolenz, Jones, and Tork reunited for a 20th anniversary tour, with Nesmith joining them onstage for the Los Angeles date of the tour. In 1996, all four members of the group reunited for a new album (Justus) and TV special (“Hey, Hey, It’s the Monkees”).
In the wake of Jones’s death on February 12, 2012, the surviving members of the Monkees reunited and performed a series concerts. The shows were received so triumphantly that Dolenz, Nesmith and Tork returned the following summer for a tour dubbed, “A Midsummer’s Night With the Monkees.”
To celebrate the Monkees’ 50th anniversary in 2016, the surviving members of the band recorded the critically acclaimed album Good Times. Much like the Monkees’ early albums, it featured tracks written for the band by a group of gifted songwriters, including Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Andy Partridge (XTC) and more. To support the album, Dolenz and Tork launched a successful tour that featured Nesmith beaming in remotely via Skype for a few songs during some of the shows.

THE MONKEES PRESENT: THE MIKE & MICKY SHOW 
ANNOUNCED TOUR DATES (all June):

1     Chandler Center For The Arts - Chandler, AZ
2     The Orpheum - Los Angeles, CA
3     Humphrey’s - San Diego, CA
5     The Grove - Anaheim, CA
6     The Mountain Winery - Saratoga, CA
8     Bob Hope Theatre - Stockton, CA
9     Harrah's Lake Tahoe - Stateline, NV
12    Paramount - Denver, CO
14    Copernicus Center - Chicago, IL
15    Rose Music Center - Huber Heights, OH
16    Cain Park - Cleveland, OH
18    Sony Center - Toronto, ON – Canada
19    Centre In the Square - Kitchener, ON – Canada
21    Keswick Theatre - Philadelphia, PA
22    Beacon Theatre - New York, NY
25    Count Basie Theatre - Red Bank, NJ




Photos taken backstage at Star Plaza 
of me and Micky and me and Mike  

The most recent act to announce their retirement is The Chi-Lites, who will call it quits next year after 60 years on the road!  (Retirement seems to be the fashionable way to go this year … but I’ll tell you what … I’d rather run 200 more retirement notices than a single obituary!)
My advice to you … See these artists while you still can.  If they’ve given you ANY amount of happiness over the years, use this opportunity to support them and thank them.  (kk)

Kent,
I thoroughly enjoyed your posting of the two year old that was able to name the Beatles' tunes that he heard. It immediately reminded me of the following, if I may get personal with you.
When I was two years old, three, up to about four - five, I would sit on the front porch of our house with my parents and each car that drove by on the street I was able to name the Make and Model. I don't know how I did this but I just knew the name of the cars. My dad thought this was so cute and funny that he would roll over on the ground from laughter. Both of my parents are gone but I have an Aunt left who would verify this. The thing about this is that nowadays, the opposite is true. For all practical purposes, I can't tell you the make and model of a car or truck without doing up to it and reading the nameplate.
And by the way, you were right about one becoming addicted to Ronnie Allen's Snippet Game. It's like trying to eat just one potato chip or putting one coin in the slot machine. Years ago, 2013 to be exact, I got into Ronnie Allen's Snippet Genius Hall of Fame. I got a score of 492 with the POP HITS: 60's just as one example. I did make copies of my scores just for the proof. I am sure that score has been surpassed.
Larry Neal
Well, I've still yet to get a perfect score … but I'll keep trying!!! (kk)

Thank you for featuring the Portraits song Runaround Girl.  That should have been a hit.  A Four Seasons / Happenings sound with a Davie Allan guitar could have been a winner.
Phil Nee - WRCO

kk …
Scott Shannon is off today and Dan Taylor sitting in. 
He just announced that 86 year old William Shattner has signed with a Nashville record label … album coming soon.
Maybe he's going to sing " Star Songs. "
Frank B.

Caught Dennis DeYoung, live onstage at the packed Genesee Theater!
Great show!
Jim Peterik

Kent,
I recently watched the Eric Clapton biography, titled Eric Clapton in 12 Bars, on Showtime. Though not a huge Clapton fan, I found this film fascinating.
Clapton himself provides the narration and there a many, many photos, film clips and musical inserts. Clapton’s life story is very, very interesting and his candor in discussing the ups and downs of his life is amazing.
For Clapton fans this is a must see and I highly recommend it for any pop, rock, or blues fan (in other words, everyone).
Bob Verbos
Then let me next recommend that you read his biography … every bit as insightful.  (Just for fun, I read HIS biography and then immediately read Patti Boyd's, just to see how differently they might approach some of the same subject matter.  Surprisingly, both told the same story, accurately, painfully and candidly.  Check it out … https://www.amazon.com/Clapton-Autobiography-Eric/dp/076792536X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519098783&sr=1-1&keywords=eric+clapton+autobiography
You can pick it up for under ten bucks at Amazon.com.  (kk)
UPDATE:  We caught about 45 minutes of this new Showtime special last night ... fascinating, "warts and all" stuff.  (In fact, things you wouldn't think an artist would want to share with their fans.)  Now we've gotta check out the whole thing.  (You guys should, too!)  kk

Asking for the most overrated group opens a big can of worms! Everyone
has their favorites and as a dj I have tried to remember that over the
years.  I can go home and listen to my faves anytime I want.  A
listener’s favorite group may not be mine; however, if they are good
enough to listen and contribute to the program, then I give them what
they want without judging. 
Since growing up with pop radio, I have always been a fan of the three minute song.  I would often get very bored with groups who would cut the 7 - 10 minute jam or even the whole side of an album.  For me Pink Floyd has always been a group I could take or leave.  They had a few that were played on pop radio that are o.k.   Maybe I should have been smoking the wild wood flower and then I
would have appreciated them more.
Phil – WRCO

Hi Kent,
Has the gentleman or group of people who compiled the weekly top 100 hits for 1967 created a summary of the top 100 hits for the year?
Thanks.
Jerry Reuss
We ran a list of The Top 67 of 1967 compiled from those weekly charts we ran ...
You can find it here:  The Top 67 of 1967
Unfortunately we have not been able to devote one minute to reconstructing the 1967 series for permanent posting … I'm not sure that I could get it done if I worked on absolutely nothing else for the next six months … which is virtually impossible with all the new mail we get each day.
But if we ever DO get around to posting the entire series, we will definitely let all of our readers know.
Meanwhile, if you simply search by date throughout 2017, you’ll find the corresponding feature from exactly 50 Years Ago under each date … so hopefully that’ll keep you going for awhile!
And, we’ve been listing 50 Year Ago Musical Memories as part of our new Saturday Surveys feature, too.  Along with a vintage chart you also get a recap of the top music stories for that week in 1968.

And finally …

DON’T FORGET TO GET ON THE LIST!!!
If you haven’t already done so, drop us an email at kk@forgottenhits.com and let us know if you’d like to receive occasional reminders about new postings, notices about special topics … local ticket offers if you happen to live in the Chicagoland area … or, if you’re a deejay or artist, get on THOSE lists to help promote some of your upcoming shows and releases.
We’re trying to cover it all in Forgotten Hits … so GET ON THE LIST!!!  (kk)

Monday, February 19, 2018

A Monday Morning Quickie



Long Live The Beatles:
You’ve pretty much hit the nail on the head with this one ...
Hype can sell a bad product but hype doesn’t keep people returning to the product.  If The Beatles were not any good they would have been gone within a year.  As we all know so well, that didn’t happen. 
Charlie Ricci

Loved the two year old naming The Beatles' tunes.  He's now my second favorite two-year old (after my grandson, of course!) 
Tom

I have a nephew's son who knew and could sing a whole bunch of songs as a baby, and now plays several of the songs on a Strat that's as tall as he is!  He gets a new set of strings from me every month or so.  He's always breaking the first and second strings ... but doesn't know Louie Louie!
Dennis Gilbert

Here’s an interesting angle presented by FH Reader Mike DeMartino …

SINCE THE BEATLES CLEARLY LIVED UP TO ALL THEIR HYPE (AND MORE), HOW ABOUT THIS FOR A QUESTION KENT AND FOR ALL …
WHO DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST OVERRATED GROUP OF ALL TIME?
MIKE DE MARTINO
Boy, I can’t wait to see some of the answers to THIS one!!!  (kk)

And, speaking of all things Beatles …

The new Randy Bachman album pays tribute and homage to the music of George Harrison … “By George … By Bachman” hits streets the first week of March … and features Randy’s interpretation of several of George’s best -known and best-loved work … including …
If I Needed Someone; You Like Me Too Much; While My Guitar Gently Weeps; Handle With Care; Taxman; I Need You; Something; Think For Yourself; Here Comes The Sun; Don’t Bother Me and Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
Along with a brand new Randy Bachman tune that bookends the album called “Between Two Mountains,” kind of a look at what it must have been like to get YOUR songs recognized when competing with your own bandmates of the caliper of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
In addition to George’s songs, Randy also incorporates some of George’s best-known licks from some of those Lennon and McCartney tunes into the mix.   
You can read more about it here:

Guest Concert Reviews:
Long-time FH Reader Eileen Shanks sent in these two reviews of a couple of great '60's concerts she saw recently down in Florida …

I recently saw Herman’s Hermits at a small showroom here in Florida at the Dania Beach Casino. I understand he had been making the rounds of the senior housing properties also! He was as adorable as ever. I had seen him maybe eight years ago, and he was still as lively as he ever was.
None of the Hermits were originals. He entered singing “I’m Into Something Good,” followed by “Must To Avoid,” “Dandy” and “Just A Little Bit Better.”  From there he went into a bunch of non-Hermit songs … “Ring of Fire,” "Daydream Believer,” several Beatle songs, “Love Potion #9,” ”Ferry' Cross the Mersey” and “Do Wah Diddy Diddy.”  I remarked to my husband that maybe he didn’t have rights to the whole Herman's Hermits catalog. I knew there were a lot more that he could have done.   
Then came “Listen People,” “No Milk Today,” “End of the World,” “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat?,” “Henry the VIII” and “There's A Kind of Hush.”  He went into the audience several times, and someone had a copy of his old album which , as you can see in the photos,he hid behind while singing.
They were selling CDs and albums and signing things and I stood in the long line, but they weren't selling anything I didn’t already have and I didn’t think to bring something … at which point the woman selling things gave me a LOOK and said “You can’t meet him if you aren’t buying anything,” which I thought was quite rude. I was hoping for a photo with him. I did get to talk to one of the band members outside the showroom, who I think was anxious to go play a machine! We had a great time!
Eileen
 
  



And then ...
 
Last night we went to see A Sixties Spectacular, filled with some of the best stars from the past!
First off was Bob Miranda, a member of The Happenings. He not only sang the low parts, but the high parts also! He sang Go Away Little Girl, See You in September, Good Lovin' by the Rascals, and You’ve Lost That Lovin' Feeling as a tribute to Bill Medley, and finished with I Got Rhythm.
Next out was Terry Sylvester, a former member of the Hollies (and in the R&R HOF with them.)  He did Bus Stop,The  AirThat I Breathe, Long Cool Woman,  Hippy Hippy Shake (he was a member of the Swinging Blue Jeans, too!), He Ain’t Heavy (where he mentioned the Queen of England played piano on that song - and then told us it was Elton John.)
Next came Gary Lewis (no Playboys), We found out that his first seven hits all made the top ten. He sang Count Me In, Save Your Heart For Me, Sure Gonna Miss Her, Green Grass, This Diamond Ring, Sealed With a Kiss, and Just My Style, and then featured his guitarist on Wooly Bully, and did a “new” song available on iTunes, written with that guitarist.
After the break, out came The Vogues. It was hard to tell which were originals. We thought the lead singer looked too young. They sang You’re The One, Special Angel and Turn Around, Look at Me which melded into 5:00 World. Way too short!!!  I was hoping for Land of Milk and Honey and Magic Town, but no luck.
Finally, The Lovin’ Spoonful! Only two founding members, Steve Boone and the drummer  Joe Butler, who now sings lead (I found him to be a bit over the top)remain. They sang You Didn’t Have To Bbe So Nice, Nashville Cats, Jug Band Music, Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind, Daydream, Six O’Clock, Summer in the City,and Do You Believe in Magic.  They also did a song I’d never heard before called Never Going Back, which I just found on their CD tonight and it was written by John Stewart.
Steve Boone wrote a book about those days called Hotter Than a Matchhead - which I will have to look for! Great, Great evening!!
Eileen





The Saturday Surveys:
Got this request from Frank Jeckell of The 1910 Fruit Gum Company, who is finding the band he helped to form back in 1968 all over our charts lately …

Hi Kent,
If possible could you send me copies of charts like the one from WRIU from Frank Merrill?  We'd like to post them on our web site to commemorate our break into the music scene with Simon Says some fifty years ago in early 1968. 
What would be especially nice would be charts where we hit #1, as we did in Record World.  FYI, here's the summary of all 1910 Fruitgum Company charted records showing the date first charted, top position reached in Record World, Cashbox and Billboard (national recording industry publications) and the number of weeks it stayed on the chart.
Thanks,
Frank
We've got a lot of chart collectors on our list so hopefully they can send us copies of local charts where your records came in near or at the top.  (I know that here in Chicago The 1910 Fruitgum Company hit #1 on the WCFL Chart with "1,2,3 Red Light" … and you guys did EXTREMELY well with your other records here in Chicago, too.

                                                                   WLS   WCFL
Simon Says
                         2
    2
May I Take A Giant Step
           --
  EX
1,2,3 Red Light
2
1
Goody Goody Gumdrops
15
11
Indian Giver
5
2
Special Delivery
11
11
The Train
9
3

I remember talking  with you a couple of years ago when you made it back to play Chicago (at The Arcada Theatre) for the first time since 1968!!!  Amazing!
I am also copying chart guru Randy Price and collectors Frank Merrill and Clark Besch to see if they can help out with any particularly special local charts that show you guys at or near the top.
Meanwhile, be sure to check The Forgotten Hits Website every Saturday for a brand new chart posted from exactly 50 years ago … as we cover the ENTIRE United States during the course of this special Fifty Year Flashback review.  (kk)

This And That:
People seem to be lovin' Ronnie Allen's new Snippets Game.  (We've already heard from quite a few of you who are already addicted!!!)  Any perfect scores yet?
If you haven't given it a shot, try any of these three links and have a crack at it … if for any reason the game doesn't start immediately for you (it works better on some browsers than others), try clicking the "Play Snippet Again" button and it should kick things off. (kk)


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Lots of reports floating around this weekend about Lisa Marie Presley being as much as $16 Million in debt … seems a bit of a stretch to me (since her royalty income is estimated to be something like $350,000 per month) … and some are speculating that she has “stashed millions” in anticipation of her upcoming divorce.  It’ll be interesting to see how this all shakes out … but this is marriage #4 that hasn’t worked out for The King’s Daughter … might be time to more seriously consider a “solo career!”  (kk)