Way Back 2014

Fargo Flips for Patsy,
Louie Leaps to Doris,
Muppets Sip to Harry

Patsy Cline's classic hit from 1963, "Sweet Dreams (Of You)," popped up in the middle of the premiere of Fargo, the FX series based on Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 film of the same title. A promo for the upcoming fourth season of Louie, also on FX, shows creator and star Louis C.K. jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge while Doris Day's "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" (from her 1965 album Latin For Lovers) fills the flat screen's stereo ... MORE ››

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Eydie Gorme

Eydie Gorme's complaint: "Blame it on the Bossa Nova"! She's on the Top 100 Dance Hits of the '50s and '60s! Check out the other 99 toe-tappin' tunes ... MORE ››

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Gary Lewis and the Playboys

Show business kids marked a music-making mini-trend in the mid-'60s. Nancy Sinatra (daughter of Frank) became a major star while Dino, Desi and Billy (with Dean Martin, Jr. and Desi Arnaz, Jr. making up two-thirds of the trio) scored hits of their own. Doris Day's son, Terry Melcher, found success with The Rip Chords and duo Bruce and Terry; Chris Crosby (son of Bob and nephew of Bing) had one minor hit. Still more Hollywood offspring, Melinda Marx (Groucho's daughter) and Tony Sales and the Tigers (led by Soupy Sales' sons Tony and Hunt), had less to show for their efforts. In similar fashion, drummer and reluctant singer Gary Levitch followed in his father's footsteps... MORE ››

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Psychotic Reaction
by Count Five

The San Jose rock scene was poppin' in the summer of 1966. Former Bay area "Battle of the Bands" winners Syndicate of Sound drew attention to the city with their hit "Little Girl" while The Chocolate Watch Band waited in the wings, likely anticipating more than the eventual cult status (obtained without benefit of a hit record) that was coming ... MORE ››