Monday, July 20, 2009

TVD Remembers | Gordon Waller

After the Beatles conquered America in 1964, many other British groups found transatlantic fame and fortune. The first song of this British invasion to top the American charts was Peter and Gordon's A World Without Love, composed by Paul McCartney. The duo were Peter Asher (brother of Jane Asher, the actress) and Gordon Waller, who has died aged 64 of a heart attack.

Peter & Gordon - A World Without Love (Mp3)
Peter & Gordon - Crying In The Rain (Mp3)
Peter & Gordon - Knight In Rusty Armour (Mp3)
Peter & Gordon - Lady Godiva (Mp3)

TVD On Your (AM) Radio

I was commenting recently in regard to growing up that I think the best gift parents can give their children is the gift of fond memories and peace of mind. I know – often a tall order, but I stand by it.

And I can’t help it...summer comes around and I’m nostalgic for summer times that don’t involve the city, or a commute, or a day job, ...or anything else but Sweet FA. And the score to those daydreams is sweet, sweet 70’s AM radio goodness.

So, this week as we did last summer, it’s a dip into the ol’ ‘70’s box of 45’s. But if you had been keeping score previously, we’re endeavoring to not duplicate last year’s flashback in our pursuit of pure 70’s mellow gold. (I mean, have YOU ever been mellow?)

Harry Nilsson - Without You (Mp3)
Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown (Mp3)
America - Tin Man (Mp3)
Jim Croce - I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song (Mp3)
Neil Sedaka - Laughter in the Rain (Mp3)