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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli

  Song Of The Day – “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli This 1967 solo hit by Valli was written like most of the Four Seasons hits by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio. This song was a big hit for Valli (#7) and has spawned over 200 cover versions by such artists... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "We Found Love" by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris

Song Of The Day – “We Found Love” by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris Robyn Rihanna Fenty is one sexy-hot island girl…and she can spin a pretty good tune too! She is one of the most successful recording artists of all time landing eleven records on top of the Billboard singles chart while selling more than... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "The Rest Is Silence/There's No Me...Without You" by Glen Campbell

Song Of The Day – “The Rest Is Silence/There Is No Me…Without You” by Glen Campbell Glen taps into his inner Beatles and Beach Boys on this track from his latest album, “Ghost On The Canvas.” The record is being marketed as his last record ever due to his illness with Alzheimer’s disease. If it... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore" by Dusty Springfield

Song Of The Day – “I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore” by Dusty Springfield This record has a complete feel to it…the production values really make this Randy Newman-penned track come alive. And that voice…smoky…sultry…Dusty! Matching Dusty with the talents of Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin, not to mention the Memphis mob,... Read more »

Today in Music History: Bobby Darin / Frank Sinatra

On this date seventy-five years ago, Bobby Darin is born in the Bronx.  He would die at age thirty-seven just after open-heart surgery.  Here he performs his biggest, most Sinatra-like hit in Las Vegas.  It is appropriate today because the Chairman passed away thirteen years ago at age eighty-two:      

Song Of The Day - "Wedding Bell Blues" by Laura Nyro

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Wedding Bell Blues” by Laura Nyro Most people are familiar with The 5th Dimensions hit version of this song, but here is the original by the artist who wrote it.  Nyro also wrote “Stoned Soul Picnic,” “Eli’s Comin’,” “And When I Die,” “Stoney End,” “Sweet Blindness,” and... Read more »

Today in Music History: Chiffons

On this date forty-eight years ago, The Chiffons started a four-week stay at the top with the girl-group gem He’s So Fine.  Thirteen years later, a judge would fine George Harrison for unconsciously plagiarizing this song when writing My Sweet Lord:      

Today in Music History: Patsy Cline

On this date forty-eight years ago, Patsy Cline is killed in a plane crash in Dyersburg, Virginia.  Patsy, the first country singer to cross over as a pop singer, is thirty years old.  She is en route to Nashville for a benefit concert.  Here she performs her signature, Willie Nelson-penned hit on the “Pet Milk TV” show... Read more »

Song Of the Day - "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Dionne Warwick

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by Dionne Warwick “Walk On By,” “Anyone Who Had A Heart,” You’ll Never Get To Heaven (If You Break My Heart),” “Message To Michael,” “Alfie,” “Do You Know The Way To San Jose,” “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” “I Say A... Read more »

Today in Music History: George Michael

On this date twenty-three years ago, George Michael’s third single from his smash Faith album becomes his second chart-topping hit.  There would be two more   Here is the video:        
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