WPON-AM 1460 - Insane World Of Mike Sain - Magazines - March 23, 2005


The "Insane World Of Mike Sain" airs every Wednesday at 9:00 AM Eastern Time on WPON-AM 1460 Detroit. This morning's theme was magazines in which songs that include either "time," "look," or "life" were played in honor of the three top weekly magazines of our youth, i.e., Time, Look, and Life.

Notes:

  • "Time Of The Season" was the last charted song for the Zombies. Key members included Rod Argent who later formed Argent in 1969.
  • The Murmaids are best remembered for their one Billboard Hot 100 hit, "Popsicles And Icicles" (1964). Their noncharting cover of the 1963 Doris Troy hit, "Just One Look," is included on the CD Murmaids. Although the Murmaids largely disappeared from the charts after "Popsicles And Icicles," they have made a comeback and continue to perform to this day. They recently made an appearance at the Ford Community Performing Arts Center in Detroit.
  • "It's My Life" was one of many hits for the Animals. They were a very popular and influential blues-based British rock band with several personnel changes and breakups. Originally known as the Alan Price Combo, the band changed its name to the Animals around 1962, then to Eric Burdon and the Animals after around 1966. The Animals' best known songs include "House Of The Rising Sun" (1964), "See See Rider" (1966), and "San Franciscan Nights" (1967). In 1994, the Animals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • "Time Won't Let Me" was the Outsiders' chart debut song. The Outsiders' lead singer, Sonny Geraci, later became the lead singer for Climax.
  • "First I Look At The Purse" by the Contours was written by Smokey Robinson and Robert Rogers. This Detroit-based group had a string of hits in the 1960s that include "Do You Love Me" (1962, 1988 remake) for which they are best remembered.
  • The Beatles' noncharting "In My Life" was included on the 1965 Beatles album, "Rubber Soul" (there were several releases in both the UK and the US including Capitol T-2442 and Parlophone PMC-3075).
  • "Show Time" was the chart debut song for the Detroit Emeralds who were actually from Little Rock, Arkansas. Key members included brothers Abrim and Ivory Tilmon, and the group had several personel changes over the years. The Detroit Emeralds had a string of hits from 1968-1977 which included their two Top 40 hits, "You Want It, You Got It" and "Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)."
  • "The Way You Look Tonight" by the Jarmels was the B-side song of their one hit for which they are best remembered, "A Little Bit Of Soap" (1961). The Jarmels' cover of "The Way You Look Tonight" is a doo wop version of the well known Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields song which was a hit for the Lettermen in 1961. "The Way You Look Tonight" and other songs by the Jarmels are included on their CD Golden Classics.
  • The Marmalade was formed in Scotland in 1963. This group was known originally as Dean Ford and The Gaylords and renamed the Marmalade in 1967. In 1968, their remake of "Lovin' Things" by the Grassroots made them famous in the UK, and a string of hits followed thereafter. In the US, the Marmalade is best known for the somber ballad, "Reflections Of My Life," which was their chart debut song in 1970.
  • Both "The Last Time" and its B-side song, "Play With Fire," were hits for the Rolling Stones in 1965. Since the early 1960s, the Stones have had many hits over the years even through the 1990s. Their last chart hit was in 1998 with "Saint Of Me." In 1989, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • The mostly spoken "The Men In My Little Girl's Life" was Mike Douglas' only Billboard Hot 100 Hit. Mike Douglas is best known as the longtime TV talk show host of "The Mike Douglas Show." He began his career in show business as a singer and sang with Kay Kyser's Band from 1945-1950. He has also made many guest appearances on TV and in the movies.
  • Gabriel and the Angels had only one chart hit in 1962 with "That's Life (That's Tough)." Richard Kellis wrote "That's Life (That's Tough)" and other songs for Gabriel and the Angels. This song is included on the CDs The Golden Age Of American Rock & Roll, Vol. 2 and Midnight Cryin Time.

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