Thursday, August 25, 2011

"Lonesome Town" by Ricky Nelson.

OK, back to the 50's: This Baker Knight ballad was a #7 hit for Ricky Nelson in '58. Best known as the background song during the famous $5.00 milk shake scene between John Travolta and Uma Thurman at Jack Rabbit Slim's in "Pulp Fiction"('94). During his outstanding career Nelson had 53 tunes on Billboard's Hot 100, 36 Top 40 hits and 19 Top 10 hits. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in '87.

Yesterday's answer: "Out Of Limits" by The Marketts. It was originally titled "Outer Limits" but they got into a little copyright trouble with the TV show so they renamed the song. Great memories of our dear friend Gilberto "Tito" Mercado playing it on the old Kent electric at Yeo's house!

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