WPON-AM 1460 - Insane World Of Mike Sain - Do And Don't - June 2, 2004

The "Insane World Of Mike Sain" airs every Wednesday at 9:00 AM Eastern Time on WPON-AM 1460 Detroit both on the air and on the Internet. Today, Mike played songs in which either "do" or "don't" is one of the main words in the song title

Next week's theme: Big & Little


  • Best known for their chart debut song, "Click-Clack" (1958), Dicky Doo & the Dont's got their group name from the nickname for Dick Clark's son. They made a splash on the Billboard charts for about 1 year (i.e., from February, 1958 through February, 1959) with several chart hits.
  • "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying" (1964) was Gerry & The Pacemakers chart debut song.
  • Debbie Dean's "Don't Let Him Shop Around" was an answer song to the Miracles "Shop Around" with the same melody. "Don't Let Him Shop Around" by Debbie Dean is included on the hard-to-find compilation CD "Those Rock 'n' Roll Answer Songs - Volume 1."
  • The Detroit Emeralds was formed in the late 1960s in Little Rock, Arkansas. The group, which originally consisted of the Tilmon brothers (Abrim, Ivory, Cleophus, and Raymond), had many personal changes over the years.
  • Connie Francis' "Don't Break The Heart That Loves You" has a spoken passage about midway through the song.
  • First released in 1959, "Walk - Don't Run" by the Ventures was the group's chart debut song in 1960. A new version, "Walk - Don't Run '64," also charted in 1964.
  • Little Willie John's best known songs include "Fever" (1956) which topped the R&B charts. Little Willie John died in prison at the age of 30 and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. "Do Something For Me" was included on his 1957 (?) album "Fever" (King 564). "Do Something For Me" was also the B-side song for "My Nerves" (King 45-4960).

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