WPON-AM 1460 - Insane World Of Mike Sain - Candy Songs And Interview With Amy Gold - February 11, 2004

The "Insane World Of Mike Sain" airs every Wednesday at 9:00 AM Eastern Time on WPON-AM 1460 Detroit. On today's show, Mike played some really sweet songs with a candy theme in preparation for Valentine's Day (Feb. 14), as well as some special song requests. This morning, Mike also interviewed yours truly, i.e., AM Radio Gold (a.k.a. "Amy Gold"), the webmaster of allbutforgottenoldies.net. Click here to read an interview transcript.


  • "Perfume, Candy And Flowers" by Guy Mitchell was the B-side song of "Ninety Nine Years (Dead Or Alive)" (Columbia 40631).
  • "Big Rock Candy Mountain" by Burl Ives was based on the 1928 song by Harry McClintock about a mythical hobo's paradise. The famous Big Rock Candy Mountain rock formation and resort near Marysville, Utah were named after this song.
  • There were two surf rock groups from the early 1960s named the Tornadoes. The better known of these two bands was the one from Britain famous for the 1962 hit "Telstar." The "other" Tornadoes were from California, and the band members included brothers Gerald and Norman Sanders. These Tornadoes had one song that peaked at #102 in 1962, "Bustin' Surfboards," which was later resurrected in the 1994 movie "Pulp Fiction." This is the band that recorded "Bumble Bee Stomp" as listed above. To avoid confusion, the Tornadoes from California later changed their name to the Hollywood Tornadoes. Adapted from Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight Of The Bumble Bee," "Bumble Bee Stomp" was on the (Hollywood) Tornadoes 1964 album "Bustin' Surfboards." "Bumble Bee Stomp" and other songs by the (Hollywood) Tornadoes are included on the CD Bustin' Surfboards.
  • After recording a string of pop hits in the early 1960s, Sue Thompson became a popular country singer in the 1970s with "Candy and Roses," "Big Mable Murphy," and nine duets with Don Gibson.

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