Nobody does better song parodies than "Weird Al" Yankovic. In fact, when I play some songs on 96.1 WODZ like "My Sharona", I think of "Weird Al's" "My Bologna", or "Jeopardy", I think of his parody, "I Lost On Jeopardy". "Just For Laughs", let's see what he can do with a Michael Jackson tune.
One of the longest lasting "British Invasion" groups, "The Who" made its debut on American television on this day in 1965. They appeared on the ABC-TV show, "Shindig", a teen music program of the time. I enjoy playing "The Who" on 96.1 WODZ, as their music is so diverse.
As a lifelong fan of "The Beatles", I had to take note that on this day in 1971, the "Imagine" solo album by John Lennon was certified gold. Imagine all the great songs he wound have written by now, had he lived. This song was his masterpiece.
Just as we had "American Bandstand" and other music and dance shows during the 1960s, British teen viewers watched a TV program called, "Ready, Steady, Go!". The show aired on Friday nights with the slogan, "The weekend starts here". And in 1964, "The Beatles" made a memorable appearance.