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    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    I'd also like to add Mary Hopkin, who had a short chart run with a few singles released on The Beatles' Apple Records.

    Those Were the Days (1968)
    Those Were The Days in on 107.9's playlist. But you're right about her other recordings. You never hear any of her other stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    You never hear most of the Partridge Family's hits on the radio.

    Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted (1971)
    Morning Rider on the Road (1971)
    Breaking Up is Hard to Do (1972)
    Friends & a Lover (1973)
    It's One of Those Nights (1972)
    The same can be said for Shirley Jones' younger son, Shaun Cassidy.

    Hey Deanie
    Da Doo Ron Ron
    That's Rock-n-Roll
    Teen Dream


    Well, at least those songs sorta get airplay on Partridge Family & Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries reruns.

    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    Another classic rocker you don't hear often... the SHORT version of The Doors' "Light My Fire".
    Short version of Light My Fire is on 107.9's playist. So is the edited cut of Steppenwolf's Magic Carpet Ride, as well as Creedence Clearwater Revival's Susie Q. Conversely, whenever KPOI plays these songs, they use the full-length versions.
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    Frank Sinatra=Winners (underrated song he did, one of my favorites)

    Kenny Loggins: Heart to Heart

    Dan Fogelberg: Hard to Say

    Teddy Pendergrass: Close The Door

    Jermaine Jackson: Do What you Do

    Rolling Stones: Miss You

    Stevie Wonder: Overjoyed

    Take My Breath Away: Rex Smith

    Last Time Like This: Johnny Mathis & Jane Oliver

    Come to think of it I dont hear his duet with Deniece Williams as much anymore either, Too Much Too, Little Too Late.

    With You I'm Born Again: Billy Preston & Syretta (both passed away recently)

    Aj

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    Paul McCartney

    Another Day
    Take It Away


    Rolling Stones

    Shattered
    Bitch


    Johnny Wakelin
    Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)

    Split Enz

    I Got You

    George Benson

    Breezin'

    Adam Ant

    Goody Two Shoes

    Total Coelo

    I Eat Cannibals

    The Fixx

    Saved By Zero

    George Harrison

    What Is Life
    All Those Years Ago


    Gary U.S. Bonds

    This Little Girl

    John Lennon
    Nobody Told Me
    Power To The People
    Whatever Gets You Through The Night
    (w/ Elton John)

    And then you have those cover versions that sounded good on Top 40 radio when they were new, but were largely forgotten over time.

    Linda Ronstadt

    That'll Be The Day
    It's So Easy


    Beach Boys

    Rock and Roll Music
    Come Go With Me
    Wipe Out
    (w/ The Fat Boys)

    Mick Jagger/David Bowie
    Dancing In The Street

    Carpenters
    Please Mister Postman
    Ticket To Ride


    Psuedo Echo
    Funky Town

    Spinners
    "Working My Way Back to You"/"Forgive Me Girl" (medley)
    "Cupid"/"I've Loved You for a Long Time" (medley)


    Manhattan Transfer
    The Boy From New York City
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    This week, I've been excavating the 1960s and 1970s and found:

    Buffalo Springfield: Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing

    Love: Alone again or

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer: From the beginning

    Cream: I'm so glad

    Linda Ronstadt: Adios

    Dan Fogelberg: Give me some time

    Carole King: Been to Canaan

    Randy & the Rainbows: Denise

    Ian and Sylvia: Lovin' Sound

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    I also liked the Poppy Family which featured Terry & Susan Jacks

    Where Evil Grows (1971)
    Which Way You're Going Billy (1970)

    Terry Jacks went on to record the #1 hit "Seasons in the Sun" (1974)


    Susan Jacks recorded the female version of David Gate's "NEVER LET HER GO," titled "NEVER LET HIM GO." It had a following here in Hawaii, but did not chart nationally.

    I have an earlier version of "SEASONS IN THE SUN" recorded by Tommy Sands. He autographed it for me at an "oldies" show, the Valentine Hop, produced by "Uncle Tom Moffatt" and headlined by Teddy Randazzo in 1998.

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    The Fixx

    Saved By Zero

    Great song, my favorite one they did!

    George Harrison

    [B]What Is Life

    I hear this one on the oldies channel sometimes.

    And then you have those cover versions that sounded good on Top 40 radio when they were new, but were largely forgotten over time.

    Linda Ronstadt

    That'll Be The Day
    It's So Easy


    How about Ooh Baby, Baby or Tracks of My Tears covers she did of Smokey Robinson!

    Beach Boys

    Come Go With Me

    I used to rcord Dick Clark's radio show years ago and back then was the last time I heard that song on the radio, must be around 1989.

    Carpenters
    Please Mister Postman
    Ticket To Ride


    I dont hear "I Wont Last a Day Without You" very much anymore. How about "Only Yesterday", dont hear that one either.

    Aj

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    Was listening to the Badfinger classic "Day after Day" the other day in the car, always liked that song, my wife said, "isnt that Joe Jackson", I didn't understand what she meant at first and then it dawned on me that if you listen to Badfinger's "Day after Day" and Joe Jackson's "Breaking Us in Two" and you will definitely find the similarities between the two.

    Anybody think "My Sweet Lord" sounds like Chiffon's "He's So Fine"?

    Aj

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalihiboy View Post
    Anybody think "My Sweet Lord" sounds like Chiffon's "He's So Fine"?
    George Harrison was, in fact, sued for plagiarism by Bright Tunes Music, the publishing firm that owned the rights to He's So Fine.
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    George Harrison was, in fact, sued for plagiarism by Bright Tunes Music, the publishing firm that owned the rights to He's So Fine.
    Yes I know. But do you and others think they sound alike? I think George had to play his song in court as I recall.

    The music in the Badfinger and Joe Jackson songs so much alike, I wonder if Jackson needed permission to use part of the song's riff.

    Aj

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    George Harrison was, in fact, sued for plagiarism by Bright Tunes Music, the publishing firm that owned the rights to He's So Fine.
    Jonathan King (EVERYONE'S GONE TO THE MOON) recorded a version of SHE'S SO FINE with the MY SWEET LORD music in the backgroup. This was played in court and sank George Harrison's case. He was judged to have committed "unconscious plaigiarism."

    This song is included on a Jonathan King LP that I have

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalihiboy View Post
    Yes I know. But do you and others think they sound alike? I think George had to play his song in court as I recall.
    Anybody can listen to the two songs back-to-back and judge for themselves. In my opinion? Bright Tunes had a strong case against Harrison, and the court sided with them. The melodic chord progressions are identical, with the only differences being the number of times the melodic motifs are repeated and the transitional phrases.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kalihiboy View Post
    The music in the Badfinger and Joe Jackson songs so much alike, I wonder if Jackson needed permission to use part of the song's riff.
    Interesting question. Keep in mind that civil lawsuits are motivated by $$$$. And enough $$$$ has to be involved in order to make a plagiarism lawsuit worthwhile for the prospective plaintiff and attorneys involved.

    Breaking Us In Two was a moderate hit for Jackson. But I don't know if it was a big enough hit in order to make a plagiarism suit viable. The vast majority of those suits target the monster hits that tops the charts and makes millions. For example, Chuck Berry's publisher went after the Beach Boys' Surfin' USA for basically copying the melody of Sweet Little Sixteen,.... AFTER it became a worldwide sensation. Heck, Berry's publisher also went after the Beatles' Come Together, just because it lifted two lines of lyrics from You Can't Catch Me. Flimsy grounds for a plagiarism suit? Maybe. But Come Together was a #1 hit single and one of the tracks on the blockbuster Abbey Road LP, making it a very lucrative and tempting target. (And indeed, Berry's publisher did receive a settlement from John Lennon, the primary composer of that particular song.)

    If there's any doubt to the idea that money is a big factor in plagiarism suits, consider this: My Sweet Lord, although composed by George Harrison, was originally given to and recorded by Billy Preston. Preston's version didn't set the charts on fire. Whoever noticed its similarity to He's So Fine probably didn't care at that point. But when Harrison came out with his recording of the same song a year later, BOOM! #1 worldwide hit. Tons of radio airplay. An integral part of Harrison's All Things Must Pass LP, which went gold. (Would have been platinum if the RIAA had such an award in 1971.) Now at that point, does a plagiarism suit make sense? You bet!
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    Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley!

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    Rick Astley is not that bad of a singer, I liked "Cry For Help", from the early
    90's, he gew his hair long and no longer had that geeky Richie Cunningham look.

    Listen to the late Billy Preston sing "My Sweet Lord" on the George Harrison memorial tribute on Youtube, it is amazing and I can see why he was considered to do that song.

    Aj

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard View Post
    Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley!
    This reminds me of my years in retail and all that music we had to endure in the stores.......The bane of my existence for years and years! The receivers in each store had a mark where the volume had to be. It was a system that used these giant eight track looking things and for the life of me
    right now I can't remember the name of the system.

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    How much do the artists receive every time their song is played at a stadium or arena of a sporting event?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    How much do the artists receive every time their song is played at a stadium or arena of a sporting event?
    Please, please correct me on this but I don't think they (Queen, Gary Glitter and others) get paid per songs played in the arena, rather some special licensing agreement with ASCAP that pays them a once a year lump sum.

    Aj

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    Is it true that Paul McCartney gets a royalty each time ON WISCONSIN is played at Camp Randall Stadium for University of Wisconsin football games?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leashlaws View Post
    This reminds me of my years in retail and all that music we had to endure in the stores.......The bane of my existence for years and years! The receivers in each store had a mark where the volume had to be. It was a system that used these giant eight track looking things and for the life of me
    right now I can't remember the name of the system.
    Well - that was a big part of MUZAK's business, but there were many competitors, such as AEI.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kalihiboy View Post
    Please, please correct me on this but I don't think they (Queen, Gary Glitter and others) get paid per songs played in the arena, rather some special licensing agreement with ASCAP that pays them a once a year lump sum.

    Aj
    That's my understanding as well. The ASCAP/BMI/SESAC/etc. deals are made with the facilities under "public performance" contracts. If they are used as part of a television broadcast, the fees are shared by the networks and the sporting leagues.

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    here's one

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    jimi hendrix

    "the wind cries mary"
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    Some of my favorite singers have died this year: Levi Stubbs, Paul Davis, Al Wilson.

    I loved just about anything Paul Davis sang, COOL NIGHT used to be played on the radio all the time, but I dont hear SWEET LIFE as much as I used to.

    How about the Four Tops AIN'T NO WOMAN LIKE THE ONE I GOT or Al Wilson's SHOW & TELL, classics from 35 years ago!

    Slyvia: NOBODY

    Melissa Manchester: YOU SHOULD HEAR HOW SHE TALKS ABOUT YOU

    Skylark: WILDFLOWER

    Thom Pace: MAYBE

    Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds: FALLING IN LOVE

    Hollies: HE AINT HEAVY, HE'S MY BROTHER & THE AIR THAT I BREATHE

    Sammy Johns: CHEVY VAN

    Shalamar: SECOND TIME AROUND

    Steve Perry & Kenny Loggins: DON'T FIGHT IT

    Aj

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    Quote Originally Posted by Da Rolling Eye View Post
    Anything by Anita Baker, also.

    You still got a lot of vinyl? I been looking forever for The Copper Nickel. Come Run With Me stands out in my mind. I found the album at Froggy's (?) once, but it had a hemangous gouge in it.
    Great song
    Listen to KEITH AND THE GIRL

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    Then, there's that very suggestive song, PILLOW TALK, by the "other" SYLVIA (Robinson, nee Vanderpool), who was part of Mickey and Sylvia.

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    These were radio hits at one time or another in Hawaii, 1970s and 80s. Some are not all that forgotten:

    Magic Woman Touch - The Hollies
    Winners & Losers - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
    Close Your Eyes - Edward Bear
    Precious to Me - Phil Seymour (from Music Mike*)
    Pretty Lady - Lighthouse (from Music Mike*)
    White Lies Blues Eyes - Bullet (from Music Mike*)
    Stop Wait & Listen - Circus (from Music Mike*)

    * Check out Music Mike's YouTube site for customized videos to many old hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. It's cool. You can watch/listen forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alohabear View Post
    Great song
    "Uncle" Norm Winter of Jelly's included COME RUN WITH ME and WALK CLOSE TO ME, both by Copper Nickel, on Volume 3 of his LONG LOST OLDIES series. I was at the Harbor Center (Aiea) store last week and it's still available. Really nice CD with many other hard-to-find hits.
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    Alibis=Sergio Mendes
    I Go to Rio=Pablo Cruise
    Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again= The Fortunes
    Carefree Highway=Gordon Lightfoot
    I Like Dreamin'=Kenny Nolan
    Melody of Love=Bobby Vinton
    Stumblin In'=Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman
    It's Gonna Take a Miracle=Deniece Williams
    Love So Right=Bee Gee's (I hear lots of their tunes on the radio but not this one)
    Love in the First Degree=Alabama
    Switchin' to Glide=The Kings
    Jazzman=Carole King
    Love the World Away=Kenny Rogers
    Just When I thought I Was Over You=Air Supply
    I just Fall in Love Again=Anne Murray

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