First of all, thanks to St Francis Prep and CRC Crump for underwriting this week’s edition of The Grooveyard as well as a portion of WCWP’s Homecoming Weekend. Since this is a weekend of memories, here’sa bonus video with some personal ones. My high school is included here, plus a number of locations from my neighborhood growing up…
Now, here’s the Top Ten @ 10 for October 18, 1958 as heard on this week’s edition of The Grooveyard:
#10 : “Tears on My Pillow” by Little Anthony and the Imperials
#9 “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)” by Domenico Modugno
#8 “Bird Dog” by Everly Brothers
#7 “Susie Darlin’ ” by Robin Luke
#6 “Chantilly Lace” by The Big Bopper
A bonus video: Here’s J.P. Richardson Jr–also known as Big Bopper Jr.–performing his father’s hit on February 9, 2009 at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. The concert was held 50 years to the date of the last show by his father before the plane crashed that killed him, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.
#5 “You Cheated” by The Shields
#4 “Tea for Two Cha Cha” by Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Starring Warren Covington
#3 “Rock-in Robin” by Bobby Day
#2 “Topsy (Part 2)” by Cozy Cole
The video includes both Part One and Part Two.
#1 “It’s All in the Game” by Tommy Edwards
Don’t forget to vote in the Grooveyard Greats polls. You have until next Thursday to vote for the best songs of 1959. Voting opened today for the best of 1958. You can vote for up to 10 favorite songs for each year. The full schedule of upcoming polls and links to results of completed polls are available here.
Alan Seltzer and Grooveyard fill-in hosts Bobby G and Scott Perschke will be among hosts of special shows during WCWP’s annual Homecoming Weekend beginning Friday, October 19 at 7 PM and continuing through Sunday the 21st at 10 PM. A full schedule is available here.
As always, your song requests, comments, suggestions and recipes for ravioli delicati are welcome. Just fill in the form below. And join us each week on. . .