Rock and Roll Hits for Aging Baby Boomers

Wayne has forwarded me a great and funny list created by Pete Ahrens who is the host of Psychedelic Pete’s Underground Freakout heard Thursdays from 8:00 – 9:00 PM EST on CKMS FM 100.3 Radio Waterloo. So without further ado here we go…

Rock and Roll Hits for Aging Baby Boomers

1. Herman’s Hermits: Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Walker
2. The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Hip
3. Bobby Darin: Splish, Splash, I Was Havin’ a Flash
4. Ringo Starr: I Get By With a Little Help from Depends
5. Roberta Flack: The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face
6. Johnny Nash: I Can’t See Clearly Now
7. Paul Simon: Fifty Ways to Lose Your Liver
8. Commodores: Once, Twice, Three Times to the Bathroom
9. Marvin Gaye: I Heard It Through the Grape Nuts
10. Procol Harem: A Whiter Shade of Hair
11. Leo Sayer: You Make Me Feel Like Napping
12. The Temptations: Papa’s Got a Kidney Stone
13. Abba: Denture Queen
14. Tony Orlando: Knock 3 Times on the Ceiling if you Hear Me Fall
15. Helen Reddy: I am Woman, Hear Me Snore
16. Willie Nelson: On the Throne Again
17. Leslie Gore: It’s My Procedure and I’ll Cry if I Want To

A great laugh to end the week! Have a great weekend everybody. Hopefully the tech gremlins are over and rock and roll will once again reign supreme.

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    The most commercially successful solo artist of the “Girl Group” era of the ‘60s, Gore quickly set herself apart. With a string of Quincy Jones-produced, chart-topping hits, including “It’s My Party,” “Judy’s Turn To Cry,” and “You Don’t Own Me,” she introduced the world to a brilliant artist with pop instincts and an independent spirit that stood out against the formulaic offerings on the radio. A full-fledged star by age 16, her smash hits rang like anthems for young American women, and pointed the way for future generations of rabble-rousing pop singers from Debbie Harry, to Pat Benatar, to Madonna, to Gwen Stefani—all of whom remain in her debt.

    Having maintained a constant touring schedule in major venues across the country, Lesley Gore is no less committed today. Her voice, now burnished from the years of “practice”, deepens everything it touches with the hard-won wisdom of time, and in her care, songs take on new levels of meaning that less experienced artists cannot yet reach. On “Not The First,” (written by Gore), she warns a friend about the perils of blind love (“you’re not the first/ to think you’ll be the last,”), but could just as easily be warning Avril Lavigne about the perils of the music business. When she lilts, “All the parties I’ve been to/ you were missed” (“Ever Since”), she draws listeners back to her #1 hit, “It’s My Party,” while ushering them gracefully forward into the new world she now inhabits.

    Produced by Blake Morgan, Ever Since includes re-imagined versions of two Gore classics, “You Don’t Own Me” and Academy Award-nominated “Out Here On My Own”, and new songs written by national recording artists Mike Errico, Blake Morgan, songwriter John Fischer and Gore herself. Mixing and mastering duties are shared between Morgan and 2005 Grammy Award winner Phil Nicolo.

    Gore is joined on the recordings, and onstage by Jonathan Ellinghaus (drums), John Turner (bass), Mike Errico (guitars) and Blake Morgan (piano).

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