The inspiration for this segment every week can come from just about anybody or anything, like current events.
Yes, even that.
A few weeks ago the oldie was “Coconut” by the late Harry Nillson. You know. “She called the doctor, woke him up, And said, Doctor, ain’t there nothin’ I can take, I say, doctor, to relieve this bellyache?”
The creative juices were working overtime. Not easy, this particular challenge.
Well, we’re trying it again. In 1973 Ringo Starr released a solo album entitled “Ringo.” It was the only album recorded between the breakup of the Beatles and the murder of John Lennon where all four Beatles collaborated.
Rolling Stone magazine reviewer Ben Gerson called the album “the most successful record by an ex-Beatle.”
About one of the album tracks Gerson wrote “‘Oh, My My’ pumps away with great boisterousness. It prescribes rock & roll as a medical panacea; we finally discover what the rockin’ pneumonia and the boogie-woogie flu really are.”
The track was released as a single in 1974 and went to #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
With Billy Preston on the organ and Tom Scott on the saxophone solo…
And Bill Withers, the soul legend who penned timeless songs like “Lean on Me” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” died this week from heart complications in Los Angeles. He was 81.