I thought I saw him walkin’, Up over the hill, With Abraham, Martin and John
“Abraham, Martin and John” is a song written by Dick Holler and originally recorded by Dion DiMucci, commonly known as Dion. The song pays tribute to four iconic American figures who were assassinated: Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy. It reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
I see a line of cars and they’re all painted black, With flowers and my love, both never to come back
“Paint It, Black” is a song by The Rolling Stones, released as a single on May 7, 1966 and later included on their fourth studio album, “Aftermath.” The song is notable for its distinctive sitar riff played by Brian Jones, which gives it a unique and Eastern-inspired sound. “Paint It, Black” was released as a single in May 1966 and quickly climbed the charts. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and the UK Singles Chart.
Silhouettes and figures stay, Close to what he had to say, And one more time the faded dream, Is saddened by the news
When I was young before I had cassettes, the only good way of making a playlist of songs was to stack 45s on the turntable. I would arrange them to play my favorite songs in my favorite order. These posts are about records I had in my stacks.
I thought I knew everything, Between the bad and the good, Guess I was wrong because, I misunderstood about Girls, Girls
Dwight Twilley was an American singer-songwriter and musician best known for his work in the power pop genre. Born on June 6, 1951, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Twilley’s early life and career have been marked by a lifelong passion for music.
It’s your thing, do what you wanna do, I can’t tell you, who to sock it to
Rudolph Isley is a prominent American musician known for his involvement in the legendary R&B and soul music group, The Isley Brothers. Rudolph “Rudy” Bernard Isley, born on April 1, 1939, in Cincinnati, Ohio, was one of the founding members of the group and has been an integral part of their success throughout their long and influential careers.
“Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)” was written by John D. Loudermilk and first recorded by Marvin Rainwater in 1959 and released on MGM as “The Pale Faced Indian”, but that release went unnoticed.
There’s a ship lies rigged and ready in the harbor, Tomorrow for old England she sails, Far away from your land of endless sunshine, To my land full of rainy skies and gales, And I shall be aboard that ship tomorrow
Though my heart is full of tears at this farewell
Roger Whittaker is a British-Kenyan singer, songwriter, and musician known for his folk and pop music, distinctive baritone voice, and impressive whistling skills. He was born Roger Henry Brough Whittaker on March 22, 1936, in Nairobi, Kenya, which was then a British colony. He spent his early years in Kenya and developed a love for music and the outdoors during his upbringing.
Kasenetz and Katz created the concept of bubblegum music. Neil Bogart of Buddah Records asked the duo to recommend a marketing name for their music. They defined the sound and spirit of the bubblegum era, helming quintessential if interchangeable records from the Ohio Express, the 1910 Fruitgum Company.