You’ll be surprised to learn about some of the great songs of the 60’s and 70’s were relegated to the “B” side of the 45 rpm single. Thank you disk jockies for “flipping them over” and making hits.
Sometimes, you can’t always play what you want. And Donny knows a thing or two about spinning some of the most sappy songs of the ’60’s and ’70’s. Let’s take an unpleasant trip down memory lane, shall we?
Hit songs from the likes of Tommy James and The Shondells, Gary Lewis and The Playboys, The Stone and Blood, Sweat and Tears that were recorded by others first.
Top 40 radio went through a tumultuous period in the late 50’s when Congress came down hard on disc jockeys who accepted money from record companies
to play their artists songs.
Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell were among the prolific song-writers who penned songs that became big hits for other artists in the 60’s
Take a trip in the way-back machine to the mid-60’s, when a new top 40 format roared into life. Boss Radio was high energy, with lots of famous DJs, contests and concerts! And, oh, those amazing station jingles…
In the early 70’s, some the the nominees in the Best New Artist category were real head scratchers.0