Tuesday, October 27, 2009

KFXM October 24, 1969

Come Together/Something-Beatles #1
Highest debut Fortunate Son-Creedence Clearwater Revival #23 New
Leaving On A Jet Plane-Peter, Paul & Mary
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes-Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Anyone go to the Gramophone shop in The Inland Center to buy records?


Lord Darth Sidious said...

the Gramophone Shoppe was a great place to hang out... that is, when vinyl records were still the norm and you could spend care-free hours just checking out their inventory for that one special DISK worth searching for...
sadly, the advent of CD's took that all away.

Anonymous said...

Sure did like ECHO PARK.
Never get tired of it.
I think later Keith Barbour
married L. David Sloane (Michelle Lee).

Anyway, this is a great song
and lyrics that become easy
to visualize. Especially
when Echo Park is nearby
here in LA. The story of
a man losing his son
to war was perfect for
the times.

Anonymous said...

Ditto on Echo Park, the lyrics were amazing and right on target during the Vietnam conflict. Looking back, I don't think we gave the song the airplay it deserved. Could have been top ten, if we only gave it a chance.
Johnny Helm

Lord Darth Sidious said...

go figure that a song like (then)
5 year old Becky Lamb's "Little Christmas Wish" went to No. 2 nationally while "Echo Park" languished for want of sales... could it have been the 'cute factor' at work here???

BTW: did note that Barbour also married television daytime soap actress Diedre Hall during the 1970's...

Gary Green said...

The Gramophone shop was a great place to hang out. I bought several “under the counter” bootleg records from them and still have them. I bought a bootleg of “Get Back” and they introduced me to David Peel and the Lower East Side. They also sold “other” commodities that were very popular in 1969. I think they did more under the counter business than they did through the till.