Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me) - The Four Seasons (1966)

Red Rubber Ball - The Cyrkle (1966)

Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind - The Lovin' Spoonful (1966)

Time Won't Let Me - The Outsiders (1966)

Good Lovin' - The Young Rascals (1966)

The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore) - The Walker Brothers (1966)

(You're My) Soul and Inspiration - The Righteous Brothers (1966)

A Groovy Kind of Love - The Mindbenders (1966)

Downtown - Petula Clark (1965)

What the World Needs Now Is Love - Jackie DeShannon (1965)

Like to Get to Know You - Spanky & Our Gang (1968)

The Pied Piper - Crispian St. Peters (1966)

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Brian Hyland (1960)

The Joker Went Wild - Brian Hyland (1966)

Little Things - Bobby Goldsboro (1966)

It's Too Late - Bobby Goldsboro (1966)


Today, May 31, is Clint Eastwood's 81st birthday. Here are the trailers from a few of his lesser known films.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Fred's Gone to Bed. . . .More Tomorrow

Car 54, Where Are You? (1961 -1963)

Car 54, Where Are You? starring Fred Gwynne, Joe E. Ross, Al Lewis, Paul Reed, and Charlotte Rae aired for two seasons on NBC in the early 60s.

The Felony Squad (1966 - 1969)

The Felony Squad starring Howard Duff, Dennis Cole, and Ben Alexander aired on ABC in the mid to late 60s.

The High Chaparral (1967 - 1971)

The High Chaparral starring Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow, Linda Cristal, and Mark Slade aired on NBC for 4 seasons in the late 60s.

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor

Love American Style (1969 - 1974)

Love American Style aired on ABC for 5 seasons in the early 70s. The following clip is the opening of the episode Love and the Happy Days which is the pilot for the hit TV series HappyDays.

Room 222 (1969 - 1974)

Room 222 starring Lloyd Haines, Karen Valentine, Denise Nicholas, Michael Constantine, and Judy Strangis aired on ABC for 5 seasons.

Private Benjamin (1981 - 1983)

Private Benjamin starring Lorna Patterson, Eileen Brennan, Hal Williams, Robert Mandan, and Ann Rynerson aired for two seasons on CBS in the early 80s.

Back to the 50s

Mr. Blue by The Fleetwoods, #1 in the fall of 1959.

At the Hop by Danny & The Juniors, #1 in January 1958.

It's All in the Game by Tommy Edwards, #1 in the fall of 1958.

The Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley, #1 in June 1958.

Hound Dog by Elvis Presley, #1 in the fall of 1956.

Venus by Frankie Avalon, #1 in the spring of 1959.

Kate Smith - God Bless America

Memorial Day 2011

Remembering all who have served our country and sacrificed their lives so that we may enjoy our freedom. God bless all the soldiers who serve our country so courageously.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Later, Alligator!

The Break-Up (2006)

The Break-Up starring Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, Ann-Margret, and Jason Bateman.

Kitten With a Whip (1964)

Kitten With a Whip starring Ann-Margret, John Forsythe, Peter Brown, Patricia Barry, and Richard Anderson.

Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Viva Las Vegas starring Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova, and William Demarest. Teri Garr has a bit part as a Vegas showgirl and Kent McCord (Adam-12) appears very briefly as a casino patron.

Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

Bye Bye Birdie starring Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh, Paul Lynde, Bobby Rydell, Maureen Stapleton, Ed Sullivan and Jesse Pearson as Conrad Birdie.

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

The Maltese Falcon starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Ward Bond, and Jerome Cowan. Directed by John Huston.

Casablanca (1942)

Casablanca, the Best Picture of the Year for 1942, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Peter Lorre, Claude Rains, Sydney Greenstreet, and Paul Henreid. Directed by Michael Curtiz.

Dark Passage (1947)

Dark Passage starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Agnes Moorehead. Directed by Delmar Daves.

Key Largo (1948)

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Gomez, and Jay Silverheels. Directed by John Huston. An embittered war veteran travels to Key Largo, Florida, to meet the wife of his deceased war buddy. Arriving at a tumbledown hotel managed by the woman's father-in-law, the man discovers that the establishment has been taken over by an exiled gangster, his alcoholic girlfriend, and what's left of his mob.

Claire Trevor won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Key Largo. Jay Silverheels gained fame in the 50s as Tonto on The Lone Ranger.

Linda Ronstadt

Sunday Funnies

Brand New Girlfriend - Steve Holy (2006)

Long Black Train - Josh Turner (2003)

Your Man - Josh Turner (2005)

Everything's Changed - Lonestar (1998)

Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie - Michael Peterson (1997)

Big Blue Note - Toby Keith (2005)

I Can't Take You Anywhere - Scotty Emerick (2003)

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Lake Shore Drive - Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah (1971)

Smoke From a Distant Fire - The Sanford Townsend Band (1977)

Right Time of the Night - Jennifer Warnes (1977)

Lotta Love - Nicolette Larson (1979)

Fool (If You Think It's Over) - Chris Rea (1978)

Baby Come Back - Player (1978)

Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty (1978)

Because the Night - The Patti Smith Group (1978)

It's a Heartache - Bonnie Tyler (1978)

Headlines with Jay Leno (Fall 2000)

Fred's Headin' to Bed! Good Night.

In the Heart of the Night (1967)

Best Picture of the Year for 1967, starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, William Schallert, and Beach Richards. Directed by Norman Jewison.

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken - Don Knotts (1966)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Under the Yum Yum Tree - Jack Lemmon & Carol Lynley (1963)

True Grit - John Wayne (1969)

It's a Cryin' Shame - Gayle McCormick (1971)

What Am I Gonna Do - Smith (1970)

Lead singer Gayle McCormick from St. Louis, Missouri. Song written by Carole King.

Hang on Sloopy! - The McCoys (1965)

This is my Dad's all-time most hated record. My brother and I could get him to yell, "TURN THAT DOWN!" real fast with this one!

Another One For Dad!!

Tiny Tim singing Tip Toe Thru the Tulips on Laugh-In in 1968.

Just For My Dad!

The flip side of the original 45 was the same song just played in reverse. We first heard They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! in a record shop in Dallas, Texas, coming back from vacation in July 1966.

Jeff Conaway 1950 - 2011

Jeff Conaway passed away this morning, May 27, 2011, at age 60. He is best remembered for his role as Kenickie in "Grease" and on TV as Bobby Wheeler in "Taxi".