Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"By The Time I Get To Phoenix" by Glen Campbell.

OK, back to the 60's: A 21 year-old Jimmy Webb wrote this '65 torch song during his breakup with Susan Ronstadt, Linda's cousin. First recorded by Johnny Rivers. Glen Campbell had his first Top 40 hit with his cover in '67, taking it to #2 Country, #26 Pop and #12 Easy Listening. It won him two Grammys and is ranked #450 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.

Yesterday's answer: "Ain't That A Shame" by Fats Domino. Originally titled "Ain't It a Shame". Pat Boone also suggested renaming it "Isn't It A Shame" to appeal to a "broader" audience but it was quickly nixed by the producers.

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