Gary Lewis and the Playboys

Number 1 With A Bullet: Gary Lewis And The Playboys’ “This Diamond Ring”

Though [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Gary Lewis[/lastfm] was, in the words of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Snuff Garrett[/lastfm], “not a very good singer,” the producer managed to blend Lewis’ vocals in such a way that he could turn out a string […]


The Top Ten Songs This Week in 1966

This week in 1966, we were watching a campy and “pow, bang, zoom” new ABC-TV series that aired TWO nights per week in prime time; “BATMAN,” starring ADAM WEST as the caped crusader.  Who played […]


Top Ten This Week — 1966

It’s early June of 1966, 2 and a half years into the British Music Invasion, and, what?  NO BEATLES on the ten??


Memorial Day Weekend Means The Start Of SUMMER!

Yeah, the summer solstice doesn’t happen until June 21st, but traditionally, the feeling and the mindset of summer begins early; during the Memorial Day Weekend (next weekend)! We were thinking about all of the songs […]