Tuesday, February 19, 2019

From the Madison Public Library's clippings file: Remembering the hot-rodders of East Wash (1980-1999)




"409" is the B side of "Surfin' Safari".  The A side spent 17 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in the late summer and fall of 1962, peaking at #14.  The B side spent a single week on the at #76, for the week ending 10/13/1962.  Very odd, because both songs received plenty of airplay at the time.  (Yes, Retiring Guy was there.)

July 28, 1980

Why this song was never a huge hit, I'll never know.



June 2, 1986




June 9, 1986

When it comes to songs about cars, the Beach Boys are at the head of the class.  "Fun, Fun, Fun" debuted at #69 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending February 15, 1964.  It spent 11 weeks on the chart, peaking at #5




June 11, 1986

"G. T. O." by one-hit wonder Ronnie & the Daytonas debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #89 for the week ending August 1, 1964.  It spent 13 weeks on the chart, 6 of them in the top 10, peaking at #4.




June 21, 1986


"Hot Rod Lincoln" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #98 for the week ending March 25, 1972.  It spent 14 weeks on the chart, just 2 of them in the top 10, peaking at #9.




August 20, 1995

"Low Rider" by War debuted at # on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending September 20, 1975.  It spent 15 weeks on the chart, 4 of them in the top 10, peaking at #7 for 2 weeks.



August 20, 1998

"It's Over" by Roy Orbison debuted at #90 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending April 11, 1964.  It spent 11 weeks on the chart, 3 of them in the top 10, peaking at #9 for 2 weeks.




June 5, 1999

More from the Madison Public Library clippings file:
2019
UPDATE,  Eventually, we'll work our way back to the horse and buggy era.  (2/18/2019)
The Battle of Stonefield in Middleton (1986).  (2/18/2019)
An expressway like a dagger through the heart.  (2/7/2019)
Not to worry, folks, Wisconsin public television survived.  (2/5/2019)
Downtown/University area urban renewal, 1971-1981 (1/28/2019)
Madison urban renewal, part 3, the Triangle, 1970-1979.  (1/27/2019)
Madison urban renewal, part 2, the Triangle, 1964-1969 . (1/27/2019)
Madison urban renewal, part 1, 1962-1964.  (1/27/2019) 
Downtown Madison parking ramps, 1956-1971.  (1/22/2019)

2018
History of the Dane County airport.  (12/21/2018)

2017
City's first skywalk opens in 1966.  (10/9/2017)
Typewriter art.  (10/9/2017)
Proudfit and Regent streets widening, 1955.  (9/30/2017)
Northport Connector project, 1960.  (9/30/2017)
Regent Street extension beyond Rosa Road, another bad idea left on the drawing board.  (5/27/2017) 
Drake Street extension, a bad idea left on the drawing board.  (5/26/2017)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now all the yutes got them phones and portable puters they ain't no more problems with them yutes aimlessly cruising and exhibiting their burnouts and drinking beer!

Now the problem is the yutes are the phone and driving!

Even sober they can't drive 55!

Matter of fact they can't hardly drive at all!

Just them and their durned fones!