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Subject: RESULTS and ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz 340 (GOLQ340)
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Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:43:33 -0400 (EDT)

RESULTS & ANSWER KEY for Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #340 (GOLQ340)

Congratulations to all of the following, who, with scores of 500+.,
took first place in this quiz: John Fox, The EJ's and Co, NAVAIRHEADS,
DEC & Friends, The Village Idiots, Vito and the Salutations, 4 State Trivia
Guys, and Delphi Trivia Club. Close behind, with scores of 500.., were Team
Teitelbaum, Virve Härkönen, Mike Weaver, and Will McCorry. For the second
time in a row for one of my GOLQs, no entry correctly identified #T2. Unlike
the last time, I actually picked this song early, while I picked #T1, which
was correctly identified by 9 entries, at the end. Also, I had actually heard
#T2 on the radio when it was first released, and the two members who qualified
this group for inclusion in this themed GOLQ went on to bigger and better
things. Finally, this song was done by at least two other alphabetically-
fitting (in relation to #T1), although not theme-fitting, artists.

The theme for this GOLQ was groups in which all or some of the members were
siblings. I also added two groups with Brothers/Bros. in their name even though
the members were not brothers. I considered using two other such groups, the
Brothers Four and the Statler Brothers. I decided that since the Brothers Four
were in GOLQ339, I would not use them in this one. I had planned to replace the
DeCastro Sisters with the Statler Brothers after I realized that there could be
ambiguity with two charting versions by them of "Teach Me Tonight," plus the
song by the Fontane Sisters was from the same time period and genre. However,
in my haste to get this quiz released, I forgot to make this substitution.
While I had thought that none of the Statler Brothers were really brothers,
I learned after I released this quiz that this group did include two actual
brothers. In addition to the Brothers Four, two other groups that I considered
but didn't use because they had been in other recent GOLQs were the Browns
(three siblings) and the Newbeats (two brothers plus an unrelated third member).

A parent of the sibling members of at least two of the groups represented here,
the Cowsills (mother) and the Rocky Fellers (father), was also part of the
group. At least three groups--the Beach Boys, the Pips, and the Ronettes--also
included cousins of the group's siblings. The Shangri-Las consisted of two pairs
of sisters, including a set of twins. Other groups in this GOLQ that included
twins are the Bee Gees and the Kalin Twins (duh).

Also, one of the songs was written by a famous three-man songwriting team in
which two of the three are brothers. Another famous three-man songwriting/
production team produced two of the records in this quiz (both of which went
to #1) and also wrote one of them. Although they were not brothers, they had
a few hit record of their own after they formed a group in which they took on
the same last name and marketed themselves as brothers.

Several entries identified the theme, but John Fox said it best--"Let's hear it
for [Freddie] Marsden, Tom Fogerty, Dave Davies, Estelle Bennett, Muff Winwood,
Bubba Knight, Randy Zehringer, and other 'lesser known' siblings."

GOLQ340's mean score was 475.00, and the median was 500.

My thanks to everyone who participated.

Howard Teitelbaum has posted GOLQ341.

-- Regina Litman <>

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Tie Breaker Scoring Key
    +  after numeric score below indicates a tie-breaker answered correctly.
    -  indicates partial credit.
    x  indicates a totally incorrect guess.
    .  indicates no guess.

                                                                    # on
Pos Score ID Name and E-mail address                                Team Age(s)
T01 500+. JF John Fox                           <FourHbcaps&>   1 63
T01 500+. EJ The EJ'S & Co.                      <brombere&>   6 40+
             (Ellis, Jean, Vinnie, Everett, Mitch, Kevin)
T01 500+. NA NAVAIRHEADS                    <tompillion&>   2 68,62
T01 500+. EM DEC & Friends                     <cochran57&>   2 Various
T01 500+. VI The Village Idiots                    <MrJaded&>   4
             (Doug, Michael, Andrew, Andy)
T01 500+. LB Vito & the Salutations           <baileyl&> 3-4 boomers
T01 500+. 4S 4 State Trivia Guys                <lowtekman5&>   5
             (Frank Glaz, Mike Gessner,
              Dino Dinardo, Mike Pell, Tom Gileece)
T01 500+. DT Delphi Trivia Club          <rcwkid99&>   6 49+
T09 500.. TT Team Teitelbaum                     <hat_pat&>   4 52-65
             (Howard, Bonnie, Patty, Pat)
T09 500.. VH Virve Harkonen             <virve_harkonen&>   1 34
T09 500.. MW Mike Weaver                    <oldtunes&>   1
T09 500.. WM Will McCorry                 <wmccorry&>   1 57
 13 490.. RR Really Rockin' In Boston              <rardini&>   7 50s,60s
 14 480+. CO The Coasters                           <rns&>   4 62-66
             (Rick & Kathy Schubert, Magic Marc, Bigfoot Mae)
 15 470.. SS Sanford Stein                      <sdstein7&>   1 64
 16 160.. BS Bryan Shailer                 <bryanshailer&>   1 51
Pos Score ID Name and E-mail address                                # on Age(s)

The following table gives the individual scoring breakdown.  A '-' is used to
indicate that no guess was made for a question, whereas a zero indicates that
a completely incorrect response was submitted.

   01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
JF 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
EJ 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
NA 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
EM 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
VI 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
LB 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
4S 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
DT 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
TT 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
VH 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
MW 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
WM 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
RR 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 10 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
CO 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
SS 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 10 20 20 20 20 20 20  - 20 20 20 20 20 20
BS 20  -  -  - 10 20 20  -  -  - 20  -  - 20  -  -  -  -  - 20  - 20  -  - 10
   01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25


Answers are in the form:
#number) Artist: Title (year[s]) [peak position on Pop chart] {peak R&B}

[-]   = did not make pop chart
{-}   = did not make R&B chart
{F}   = made R&B chart as a flip side
{n/c} = no Billboard R&B chart published during this recording's period
        of peak popularity

If I were you
I'd take a permanent vacation
#01) Angels, The: "My Boyfriend's Back" (1963) [1] {2}

  The group's members at the time of this hit were sisters Phyllis "Jiggs"
  and   Barbara Allbut, plus Peggy Santiglia. They went through several
  personnel changes both before and after this hit. One of their later members
  was Bernadette Carroll, who had some solo hits, including "Party Girl."

  "My Boyfriend's Back" was written and produced by the team of Bob Feldman,
  Jerry Goldstein, and Richard Gotteher (F-G-G). The three of them formed their
  own group, The Strangeloves, which had a few hits, including "I Want Candy."
  However, they didn't use their real names or their real hometown of Brooklyn,
  NY, USA. Instead, they were Giles, Miles, and Niles Strange, supposedly
  brothers from Australia. So it is fitting that a song connected to the
  members of another figurative brothers group is included in this GOLQ.
  In fact, another recording produced by F-G-G connected even more closely
  to the Strangeloves appears later in this GOLQ.

I've been in this town so long
It's back in the city
I've been taken for lost and gone
And unknown for a long, long time
#02) Beach Boys, The: "Heroes and Villains" (1967) [12] {-}

  This is one of the best-known groups in which some but not all of the members
  are brothers. Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson were joined by their cousin Mike
  Love and the unrelated Al Jardine for much of their GOLQ-era existence. With
  many songs from which to choose, I picked this one because it was the only
  GOLQ-era single of theirs to be originally released on their own Brother
  label. After this one release, they reverted back to Capitol until 1970's
  "Add Some Music to Your Day."

Now I'm crying
But deep down inside
Well I did it to him
Now it's my turn to die
#03) Bee Gees, The: "I've Gotta Get a Message to You" (1968) [8] {-}

  Bee Gees stands for "Brothers Gibb." The brothers in this group were Barry
  and twins Robin and Maurice Gibb. (Another brother, Andy, had a solo career
  starting in the 1970s.) At the time of this record, the group included two
  other members, Vince Melouney and Colin Peterson. However, both of them left
  shortly afterward. Most people mainly associate the Bee Gees with the disco
  craze of the late 1970s and have almost forgotten about their earlier hits
  (if they even knew about them at all). While I do like a few of their later
  songs, I prefer their earlier hits from the 1967-1972 time period.

The room will change today
I have no place to stay
Thinking about the subway
#04) Chambers Brothers, The: "Time Has Come Today" (1968) [11] {-}

  The brothers in this group were George (bass), Willie (guitar), Lester
  (harmonica), and Joe Chambers (guitar). The drummer was Brian Keenan.

  I messed up on the lyrics for this one. The word "room" should be "rules."
  This was pointed out to me before I sent out the final version of this quiz,
  but when I played it again then, I thought I was still hearing "room." I
  played it on a better piece of equipment later and decided that it really
  was "rules." The same person thought "Thinking" should be "I'm thinking,"
  but I didn't hear it this way any time that I played it.

And I knew (I knew, I knew, I knew, I knew)
She had made me happy (happy, happy)
(She had made me very happy)
Flowers in her hair (in her hair)
Flowers everywhere (everywhere, everywhere)
#05) Cowsills, The: "The Rain, The Park & Other Things" (1967/68) [2] {-}

  The Cowsills were a seven-member group consisting of siblings Bill, Bob,
  Paul, Barry, John, and Susan plus their mother, Barbara.They were the
  inspiration for the 1970s T.V. series, THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY. I have heard
  that the Cowsills themselves were originally supposed to star in this series.

It ain't me
It ain't me
I'm no Senator's son
#06) Creedence Clearwater Revival: "Fortunate Son" (1969) [14] {-}

  Several years ago, I put together a list of four-man groups in which the most
  famous member of the group also had a lesser-known brother in the group. I
  came up with seven such groups, five of which are in this GOLQ. The only ones
  that aren't are the Bobby Fuller Four (best-known member - Bobby Fuller;
  brother - Randy Fuller; other members - Jim Reese, DeWayne Quirico) and post-
  GOLQ-hitmakers Dire Straits (best-known member - Mark Knopfler; brother -
  David Knopfler; other members - John Illsley, Pick Withers).

  Creedence Clearwater Rival is one of these groups: Best-known member - John
  Fogerty. Brother - Tom Fogerty. Other members - Stu Cook, Doug Clifford.

  I have wanted to use this song in a GOLQ for a while. I lived in the Wash-
  ington, DC, area during the anti-war protests of the late 1960s and early
  1970s. My parents sent me to a private school run by liberals who closed the
  school on days of major protests so that students could participate if they
  so desired. My parents' liberalism didn't go that far, though, so I was never
  permitted to put myself in danger of arrest, injury, or worse by attending
  such rallies.

  But at least one boy in my school made it to one of the protests. As I
  watched the 6:00 p.m. news coverage of the event, I saw him interviewed on
  camera. He was a fairly new student then, and I didn't know much about him
  except for his name. He had the same common last name as one of the most
  outspoken anti-war U.S. Senators of that time, but I never made the
  connection. Several days after I saw him on T.V., I learned that he was
  indeed that Senator's son. "Fortunate Son," part of a two-sided hit with
  "Down on the Corner," had just started being played on the radio at that
  time, and every time I've heard it since then, I've thought of my former
  schoolmate who really was a Senator's son but still spoke out against what
  he (and his family) thought was an unjust war.

  This is another one where I messed up on the lyrics. Someone told me that the
  third line should begin with "I ain't" instead of "I'm." I originally heard
  "I'm" there, but when I played the song on the better equipment later, I did
  hear "I ain't."

And I'm so glad we made it
So glad we made it
#07) Davis, Spencer, Group: "Gimme Some Lovin'" (1968) [7] {-}

  One of the better-known members - Steve Winwood. Brother - Muff Winwood.
  Other members - Spencer Davis (also one of the better-known members),
  Pete York.

One thing isn't very clear, my love
Should the teacher stand so near, my love
Graduation's almost here, my love
#08) DeCastro Sisters, The: "Teach Me Tonight" (1954/55) [2] {-}

  The three DeCastro Sisters were Peggy, Babette, and Cherie. They were from
  Cuba, back when there was freer movement between there and the U.S. In 1959,
  they re-did this song as "Teach Me Tonight Cha-Cha."  That one peaked at #75.
  Because both versions contain these lyrics, I would have accepted either one
  as the correct answer. While every entry mentioned this version, Mike Weaver
  and NAVAIRHEADS also mentioned the Cha-Cha version. This song has been re-
  corded by a lot of artists, but somehow I had managed to never hear or even
  hear of it until Neil Diamond performed it on a T.V. special in 1988. Even-
  tually, he put a live version on his 2003 box set, STAGES.

  The reference in these lyrics to graduation was meaningful to me because my
  niece Celia just graduated from college!

Never had you on my mind
Now you're there all the time
#09) Everly Brothers, The: "('Til) I Kissed You" (1959) [4] {22}

  Don and Phil Everly were probably the most famous sibling recording duo of
  all time. I haven't kept up with hit music in recent years, but it would be
  very heard for anyone to have surpassed them.

Will cause you pain
Although you love them
They'll stop you just the same
#10) Fontane Sisters, The: "Hearts of Stone" (1955) [1] {-}

  The Fontane Sisters were Marge, Bea, and Geri, whose last name was actually
  Rosse. I first heard of this song when I heard a version done by John Fogerty
  after Creedence Clearwater Revival broke up. He recorded as a one-man band
  under the name of the Blue Ridge Rangers. His version of this song went to
  #37 in 1973.

People, they rush everywhere
Each with their own secret care
#11) Gerry and the Pacemakers: "Ferry Cross the Mersey" (1965) [6] {-}

  Best-known member - Gerry Marsden. Brother - Freddie Marsden. Other members
  - Les Maguire, John Chadwick.

Open up your arms
And let me waltz on in
Open up your heart
And let me live again
#12) Isley Brothers, The: "I Guess I'll Always Love You" (1966) [61] {31}

  At the time of this record, the members of the Isley Brothers were O'Kelly,
  Rudolph, and Ronald Isley. They were later joined by their brothers Ernie
  and Marvin and a brother-in-law, Chris Jasper. They were originally from
  Cincinnati, as pointed out by John Fox. This was one of their Motown hits,
  written by the label's famed songwriting team of brothers Brian and Eddie
  Holland plus Lamont Dozier. Dozier and one of the Hollands produced this

I, I don't want
To ever say goodnight
I need you
I want you near me
#13) Kalin Twins, The: "When" (1958) [5] {1}

  Herbert and Harold Kalin. They were originally from Port Jervis,
  NY, but their family later moved to Washington, DC.

I'm not content to be with you in the daytime
Girl, I want to be with you all of the time
#14) Kinks, The: "All Day and All of the Night" (1964) [7] {-}

  Best-known member - Ray Davies. Brother - Dave Davies.
  Other members - Peter Quaife, Mick Avory.

Let your hair down, girl
Let it hang down on me
#15) McCoys, The: "Hang On Sloopy" (1965) [1] {-}

  Best-known member - Rick Zehringer (later Derringer). Brother - Randy
  Zehringer. Other members - Randy Hobbs, Ronnie Brandon.

  This is the other record in this GOLQ that was produced by the F-G-G team
  that recorded as the Strangeloves. In fact, the Strangeloves had recorded
  this song and had intended to release their own version of it after
  "I Want Candy."  The song had gone to #26 in 1964 as "My Girl Sloopy" by
  the Vibrations. The Strangeloves went on tour as an opening act for the
  Dave Clark Five. The DC5 heard them do this song and decided to record and
  release their own version as soon as they got back home to England. The
  Strangeloves/F-G-G knew that they had to act quickly to beat that famous
  English group to the top with this song. But it was too soon to put out
  another song because "I Want Candy" hadn't run its course. The McCoys
  (then known as Rick and the Raiders, as I explained in GOLQ336) were another
  opening act in the show in Dayton, OH. F-G-G decided to record the vocals of
  the McCoys (newly renamed to avoid confusion with Paul Revere and the Raiders,
  who had just started to make it big) over their own and to add a guitar solo
  by Rick Zehringer. The rest is history. Both the Strangeloves and the McCoys
  had their hits on Bang Records, which was run by Bert Berns until his death
  in late 1967.

  The version by the Ramsey Lewis Trio, which peaked at #11 the same year,
  fits alphabetically (though not thematically) but is mainly an instrumental
  that does not contain these lyrics.

  Mike Weaver pointed out that "Hang On Sloopy" is the official Rock Song of
  Ohio, the Cleveland Indians, and Ohio State University. (So both the Boston
  Red Sox and Cleveland Indians have oldies that were done by artists who at
  one time recorded for Bang Records associated with them, although Neil
  Diamond did "Sweet Caroline" after he left Bang.)

Honey in the morning
Honey in the evening
Honey at suppertime
So be my little honey
And love me all the time
#16) McGuire Sisters, The: "Sugartime" (1957/1958) [1] {-}

  This was a big favorite in our house when I was young. I never knew its
  real title until I used it in this quiz. The McGuire Sisters were Phyllis,
  Christine, and Dorothy. Like the Isley Brothers and the McCoys, they were
  also originally from Ohio--Middletown, in their case.

  Like the DeCastro Sisters with "Teach Me Tonight," the McGuire Sisters remade
  "Sugartime" to take advantage of a dance craze a few years later. But their
  1962 recording of "Sugartime Twist" did not make it past #107 on the Bubbling
  Under chart.

I love the way you always treat me tenderly
But darling most of all
#17) Paris Sisters: "I Love How You Love Me" (1961) [5] {-}

  The Paris Sisters were Albeth, Priscilla, and Sherrell. This is the first
  of two songs in this GOLQ that were produced by Phil Spector and co-written
  by Barry Mann. Mann wrote this with Larry Kolber.

  Until the 1990s, I was more familiar with Bobby Vinton's version of this
  song, which reached #9 in 1968. Also, I was only familiar with the Paris
  Sisters as a result of their appearance on the T.V. show SHINDIG! For some
  reason, perhaps because of their hairstyles, I remember talking about them
  to a girl in my gym class the next day in school. They sang "My Buddy,"
  a song that was never a hit for them.

So long, my honey
Goodbye, my dear
#18) Patience & Prudence: "Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now" (1956) [11] {-}

  sisters Patience and Prudence McIntyre were ages 14 and 11 when they did
  this song.

  I first heard this song around 1964 when I saw Skeeter Davis sing it on a T.V.
  show. Her version from that year reached #48. Skeeter Davis, who was born Mary
  Frances Penick, was originally part of a figurative siblings group called the
  Davis Sisters, along with her friend Betty Jack Davis. Unfortunately, Betty
  Jack died in a car accident in 1953. Skeeter carried on with a solo career
  until her death in 2004. Other charting versions (some, including the Skeeter
  Davis version, with "Ya" changed to "You") were:

      Tracey Dey, #51 in 1964
      Trini Lopez, #93 in 1967

There's a beat for you
In every toast to the wine
#19) The Pips: "Every Beat Of My Heart" (1961) [6] {1}

  This was their first hit record and their only hit before they became
  known as Gladys Knight and the Pips. During most of their recording years,
  they have consisted of Gladys, her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight, and cousins
  William Guest and Edward Patten. Members of the group before their hit-making
  period included Gladys' and Bubba's sister Brenda, Guest's sister Eleanor,
  and another cousin, Langston George. Yet another cousin, James "Pip" Woods,
  was their manager. The group name comes from his nickname.

  More than one person pointed out to me that the preposition in the second
  line should be "of," but I hear it as "to."

Lonely rivers sigh
Wait for me, wait for me
I'll be comin' home
Wait for me
#20) Righteous Brothers, The: "Unchained Melody" (1965) [4] {6}

  The two members of this group, Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield, were not
  actual brothers. For a while, Jimmy Walker replaced Bill Medley, who had
  embarked on a solo career. Walker was formerly in the Knickerbockers, where
  his bandmates included brothers Beau and John Charles. (While the Knicker-
  bockers were a four-man group with two brothers, I didn't put them in my list
  of four-man groups in which the best-known member had a brother who was also
  in the group because I consider Walker to be the best-known member due to
  his time as a Righteous Brother.)  Medley and Hatfield were originally from
  Orange County, CA. Outside of Disneyland, there's a walkway with stars
  commemorating famous people from that area. When I was there last year,
  I saw and photographed a star for the Righteous Brothers.

  I chose this particular song because the Les Baxter version was #1
  60 years ago in May 1955.

Look at how they wobble
He's the best in town
I think I'm in trouble
She forgets that I'm around
#21) Rocky Fellers, The: "Killer Joe" (1963) [16] {-}

  This group was from Manila, Philippines, and consisted of brothers Eddie,
  Albert, Tony, and Junior Maligmat and their father Doroteo "Moro" Maligmat.

I want him
And I need him
And someday, some way, woh-woh-woh
I'll meet him
#22) Ronettes, The: "Walking In The Rain" (1964) [23] {n/c}

  Sisters Veronica and Estelle Bennett and their cousin Nedra Talley were
  the group members. This is the second of two songs in this GOLQ that were
  produced by Phil Spector and co-written by Barry Mann. Mann wrote this with
  his most frequent songwriting partner, his wife Cynthia Weil, with Spector
  also getting a songwriting credit.

  Bryan Shailer noted a version by the duo Cheetah that was a hit in Australia.
  It turns out that the two members of Cheetah are also sisters--Chrissie and
  Lyndsay Hammond. Another memorable U.S. version was by Jay and the Americans,
  which reached #19 in 1970.

Your life is so lonely
Like a child without a toy
Then a miracle: a boy
And that's called glad
#23) Shangri-Las, The: "I Can Never Go Home Anymore" (1965) [6] {-}

  The four members of the Shangri-Las were sisters Mary (lead singer)
  and Betty Weiss and twin sisters Mary Ann and Marge Ganser.

Over sleepy garden walls
And the stars begin to twinkle in the night
#24) Tempo, Nino, & April Stevens: "Deep Purple" (1963) [1] {4}

  Nino Tempo and April Stevens are brother and sister. Their original names
  were Antonio Lo Tempio and Carol Lo Tempio, respectively. Another brother
  and sister pair, Donny and Marie Osmond, went to #14 with this song in 1976.
  In the GOLQ era, a version by Billy Ward hit #20 in 1957. The song was
  written by Peter DeRose in 1933, with lyrics by Mitchell Parish added
  in 1938. Many other artists have recorded it over the years.

The tears are always cloudin' your eyes
When you're without love
#25) Walker Bros., The: "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)" (1966) [13] {-}

  The Walker Bros. were only figuratively brothers. Like the Strangeloves
  and, later, the Ramones, the three members used the same last name,
  Walker, but unlike the Strangeloves, they kept their original first names.
  Their original names were Scott Engel, Gary Leeds, and John Maus.

  Frankie Valli, who was the first to record this song, fits alphabetically
  as an artist, but his version only bubbled under at #128 in 1965.


Now all the boys in my block
Try to bop the blues
They dance all night til daylight
In their boppin' shoes
They danced so long
They danced away their blues
#T1) Collins Kids, The: "Hop, Skip and Jump" (1957) [-] {-}

  The Collins Kids were sister and brother Lorrie and Larry Collins. I
  rediscovered them through YouTube videos of their performances on late 1950s
  T.V. shows. They were mainly a country and western act (with a heavy emphasis
  on the "western" part, in my opinion). They never made the Hot 100 or even
  the Bubbling Under chart, but my 2009 Whitburn book shows three songs of
  theirs that they consider to be Classic Non-Hot 100 Songs--"Hoy Hoy," "Party,"
  and this one. Unlike in some mixed gender duos and two-guys-one-gal trios,
  in which the males play guitars and the females don't, both Lorrie and Larry
  are guitarists. (I say "are" because I understand that they are performing
  again.)  However, Larry plays a more complicated piece of equipment,
  a double-necked guitar. I believe one may be a twelve-string. Tom Dawes
  of the Cyrkle also played a double-necked guitar, in which one of them was
  a bass guitar.

  Like the Paris Sisters, I first learned of the Collins Kids when they appeared
  on SHINDIG! several years after their fame had peaked. I don't remember any
  songs they sang except for their participation in a medley of hits of the day
  performed by that weeks guests plus the show's regulars. The Collins Kids took
  part in a performance of "Like a Rolling Stone."

In my room
Nothin' but gloom
Nothin' but lonely misery
Nothin' but pain and a memory
And I'm alone
#T2) Hour Glass: "Nothing But Tears" (1967) [-] {-}

  One 1970s song that I really liked a lot but didn't hear much because I
  didn't listen to classic rock radio that much was "Jessica" by the Allman
  Brothers Band. I have loaded it onto my iPod and now listen to it once or
  twice a week. While this GOLQ was in the planning stages, as I listened to
  "Jessica" one morning, I thought it was too bad that the Allman Brothers
  Band had not started having hits in the 1960s so that I could use them in
  this GOLQ. Then I remembered this song, by a group whose members included
  Duane and Gregg Allman. I had heard it on the radio in the Washington, DC,
  area, when it came out, although it didn't stick around too long. I didn't
  know anything about the band until much later. I wasn't surprised that this
  recording didn't make the Hot 100, but I thought it would be well-known
  enough by some people to be a viable tie-breaker. Well, I was wrong in that

  The other members of Hour Glass were Johnny Sandin, Paul Hornsby, Mabron
  McKinney, and Jessie Willard Carr. Other versions of "Nothing But Tears"
  were recorded by Marlena Shaw and Pat Lundy.

  One final word about GOLQ340 in general:

    All of the recordings used in this GOLQ are available on YouTube as of now.
    Most of the other versions of them are also available there, including
    "Hang On Sloopy" by the Strangeloves, "Walking in the Rain" by the Cheetahs,
    "Teach Me Tonight Cha-Cha" by the DeCastro Sisters, "Sugartime Twist"
    by the McGuire Sisters, "Hearts of Stone" by the Blue Ridge Rangers,
    and "Nothing But Tears" by Marlena Shaw (but not the Pat Lundy version).
    The Paris Sisters doing "My Buddy" on SHINDIG! is also there, but I couldn't
    find the Collins Kids' appearance on this show or Skeeter Davis performing
    "Gonna Get Along Without You Now" on any show. I have not included links
    to them because such links sometimes tend to disappear, plus I now mainly
    access on devices other than the desktop computer I use for my GOLQ work.
    Therefore, I can't easily transfer the direct links to this document.
    I found all of the songs I checked by using the YouTube search feature.


This chart ranks the songs/artists from most to least recognized. The second
number on the line denotes the average number of points scored on that song
(total points divided by number of entrants, to 2 decimal places). For com-
parison purposes, tie-breakers are scored here on the usual 20-point scale.

The 25 regular songs did about what I expected them to do or better,
considering that seven of them got a perfect score, and two others
came close. #T1 did a lot better than I expected it to do. I thought
that #T2 would get at least some recognition.

Rank Avg. Song
T01 20.00 #01) Angels, The: "My Boyfriend's Back"
T01 20.00 #06) Creedence Clearwater Revival: "Fortunate Son"
T01 20.00 #07) Davis, Spencer, Group: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
T01 20.00 #11) Gerry and the Pacemakers: "Ferry Cross the Mersey"
T01 20.00 #14) Kinks, The: "All Day and All of the Night"
T01 20.00 #20) Righteous Brothers, The: "Unchained Melody"
T01 20.00 #22) Ronettes, The: "Walking In The Rain"
T08 19.38 #05) Cowsills, The: "The Rain, The Park & Other Things"
T08 19.38 #25) Walker Bros., The: "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)"
T10 18.75 #02) Beach Boys, The: "Heroes and Villains"
T10 18.75 #03) Bee Gees, The: "I've Gotta Get a Message to You"
T10 18.75 #04) Chambers Brothers, The: "Time Has Come Today"
T10 18.75 #08) DeCastro Sisters, The: "Teach Me Tonight"
T10 18.75 #09) Everly Brothers, The: "('Til) I Kissed You"
T10 18.75 #10) Fontane Sisters, The: "Hearts of Stone"
T10 18.75 #13) Kalin Twins, The: "When"
T10 18.75 #15) McCoys, The: "Hang On Sloopy"
T10 18.75 #16) McGuire Sisters, The: "Sugartime"
T10 18.75 #17) Paris Sisters: "I Love How You Love Me"
T10 18.75 #18) Patience & Prudence: "Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now"
T10 18.75 #21) Rocky Fellers, The: "Killer Joe"
T10 18.75 #23) Shangri-Las, The: "I Can Never Go Home Anymore"
T10 18.75 #24) Tempo, Nino, & April Stevens: "Deep Purple"
 24 17.50 #19) The Pips: "Every Beat Of My Heart"
 25 16.25 #12) Isley Brothers, The: "I Guess I'll Always Love You"
 26 11.25 #T1) Collins Kids, The: "Hop, Skip and Jump"
 27  0.00 #T2) Hour Glass: "Nothing But Tears"

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