This morning, I stumbled across a feature on YouTube where you get to watch people’s reactions to a song and artist they were previously unaware of.
This particular video was Righteous Brother, Bobby Hatfield, singing “Unchained Melody” at a nightclub in 1965. Bobby said later that because his parents were in attendance, he was very nervous, but he nails it, and in fact, I think it was better than the record.
Now the person who was seeing this for the first time some fifty years after the fact is a black lady whose reaction as she watches the video is priceless. (see it by clicking the link at the bottom of the page)
I’ve loved The Righteous Brothers dating back to 1962 and “Little Latin Lupe Lu. Unfortunately, I never got to see them until the early ’80s when I saw them in concert along with Fats Domino at the San Diego Zoo.
However, my favorite Righteous Brother moment may have been when we were running a promotion at K101 in San Francisco, where Don Bleu married a couple aboard the Goodyear Blimp high above the Golden Gate Bridge.
When the ceremony was over, the happy couple requested Unchained Melody as their wedding song. However, when Bobby Hatfield called to thank them for requesting his song, I got goosebumps.
Repetition = Success.
There’s always lots of room at the bottom but very little at the top.
Just because it’s urgent doesn’t mean it’s important.
The problem in America isn’t with the immigrants; it’s with some of the folks who were born here.
Did any world leaders write their famous quotes?
Why are we letting Governors, Mayors, and Police Chiefs off the hook for the Coronavirus? If they can impose curfews, they can also impose mandatory face masks and social distancing.
I think the middle class should abstain from being involved in the upcoming election. Seeing as the politicians only help the rich and poor, maybe we should let them have at it. Good luck.
So far, I’ve been over informed about so-called bad boy Trump, but very under-informed about what Biden has planned. Why is that?
Back when I lived in western Canada, not only were we pissed about the fact that Quebec was over-represented in parliament, but how most of the federally funded projects just happened to end up in Quebec. Surely that’s over by now?
Occasionally, we’d hear stations who tried to imitate it, only to smile amongst ourselves at the very significant elements to the strategy they’d miss.
The promotions could be copied word for word. Some of the marketing, perhaps, if you had the budget (most didn’t).
It might surprise many to learn that the daily sheet was as important as any air talent, promotion, or billboard management spent money on. I can’t imagine a scenario in which any other Program Director would be able to go to management and say we need to hire someone to do the daily sheet and pay them equal to an on-air talent. KVIL did.
Bill Gardner became so addicted to the Daily Sheet that when he worked in other markets, he wrote his own.
At one point, Bill went to work for my brother Reg in Toronto, and after being held up at the border, he barely made it in time for his first shift. However, as Reg later said, Bill sounded more Toronto that day than any of his other jocks ever did.
Chuck Knapp: Great words of wisdom. Your son and grandson are so blessed by their grandfather. (Rules)
Dick Taylor: Geo, what a FABULOUS list of things to remember to be grateful for in our senior years. Thank You for sharing it. I’ve printed it out. It’s a keeper. Sharing it with others too. (65+)