Wayback Wednesday

Wayback Wednesday: The Jackson 5

On February 21, 1970 the Jackson 5 made their first appearance on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. They play their first big hit “I Want You Back” Live, not lip synched! And to make it more special they are presented with their first gold record. Watch and enjoy!

Wayback Wednesday: Aretha Franklin

On Valentines Day, 1967 Aretha Franklin went into a studio in New York, and recorded what would become the signature song of her career…Respect. The song was written by and originally performed by Otis Redding in 1965, becoming his biggest hit up until that point.

Wayback Wednesday: Garry Moore

Today marks the birth anniversary for Garry Moore, one of the most beloved TV entertainers of the 1950’s through the 1970’s. Garry, who was born January 31, 1915, began as a radio host, and moved into TV in its early years, hosting several daytime and prime time shows called “The Garry Moore Show”.

Wayback Wednesday: Neil Diamond

It’s the legendary Neil Diamond’s 77th birthday! And I thought it would be particularly appropriate to feature Neil on Wayback Wednesday, because he just announced this week that he has Parkinson’s Disease and will no longer be able to perform live. All of us at WMTR wish good health and all the best to a…

Wayback Wednesday: Elvis Presley

This week marked the birth anniversary of Elvis Presley. And on January 10, 1956, Elvis had his first recording session as an RCA Victor artist in  Nashville. That day, Elvis recorded Heartbreak Hotel, I was The One, I’m Counting On You, I Got A Woman, and a great old Drifters song from 1953…enjoy his rocking…

Wayback Wednesday: Stephen Stills

Today is the 73rd birthday of Stephen Stills…born in Dallas, he was an original member of Buffalo Springfield, before forming Crosby, Stills, and Nash (and sometimes Young!) Here’s a portion of one of their best known songs…Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, with Stephen’s great guitar work featured in a live show from 1989…enjoy!!

Wayback Wednesday: Frank Sinatra And Bing Crosby

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and a very Happy New Year from everyone at Classic Oldies WMTR. Here are two great Christmas songs, done by two of our greatest American singers…Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, from their 1957 TV Christmas special. They don’t make ‘em like these guys anymore!