Jimmy Webb

It all comes down to the final two.  For almost an entire year, I have been working on this list of my 300 favorite 45s of the 1960s, writing about each in a way that, hopefully reflected why it was important to me and/or why it remains musically or culturally significant.  But more than that, these were to […]

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To millions of Baby Boomers he was Robbie Douglas, the cleft chin-handsome but entirely harmless middle brother during the early, black-and-white days of the mind-numbingly bland 1960’s sitcom, My Three Sons, who then, somehow and in barely explained fashion, became the oldest brother during its later color years.  But to Sixties-era pop aficionados he was Don […]

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Fun Facts — Songwriter Edition

by M.C. Antil on September 24, 2010

Did you know… That Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees wrote “To Love Somebody” specifically for Otis Redding, but that Redding died before he was able to record it?   That when native Hoosier Hoagy Carmichael wrote the music for “Georgia (On My Mind)” it was widely believed to be a song about a woman […]

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