Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Reunion – Life Is A Rock

Released as a single by a group of session musicians in September 1974, they called themselves Reunion and recorded a novelty song not expecting anything to come of it… It was a tribute song to the years of radio’s “hey-day” from the 50s-70s.

“Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)” hit the Hot 100 and peaked at #8!

Here’s a list of all of the call-outs:

B. Bumble and the Stingers

Mott the Hoople

Ray Charles Singers

Lonnie Mack

Twangin’ Eddy

“Here’s my ring, we’re going steady”

“Take It Easy”

“I Want to Take You Higher”

“Liar, Liar”

“The Loco-Motion”


Deep Purple

“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

Sam Cooke

Lesley Gore

Ritchie Valens

Mahavishnu Orchestra


Kama Sutra

“Rama Lama Ding Dong”

Richard Perry

Phil Spector

Jeff Barry

The Righteous Brothers

The Archies

Harry Nilsson

“Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko Ko Bop”

Fats Is Back

“Finger Poppin’ Time”

Friends and Romans

Brenda & the Tabulations

Carly Simon

Noddy Holder

Rolling Stone

Johnny Cash

Johnny Rivers

Mungo Jerry

Peter, Paul and Mary

“Mary, Mary”

Dr. John

Doris Day

Jack the Ripper

Leon Russell

Shelter Records

“Gimme Shelter”

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

Slide guitar

Fender bass

Bonnie Bramlett

Wilson Pickett

Arthur Janov

The Primal Scream

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Dale Hawkins

Ronnie Hawkins

Kukla, Fran and Ollie

Norman, Oklahoma

John Denver

Donny Osmond

J.J. Cale

ZZ Top

L.L. Bean

“DeDe Dinah”

David Bowie

Steely Dan

“CC Rider”

Edgar Winter

Joanie Sommers

Osmond Brothers

Johnny Thunders

Eric Clapton

Wah-wah pedal

Stephen Foster

“Camptown Races”

“Good Vibrations”

“Help Me Rhonda”

“Surfer Girl”

“Little Honda”

“Tighter, Tighter”

“Honey, Honey”

“Sugar, Sugar”

“Yummy Yummy Yummy”


Warner Bros.

RCA (“…and all the others”)

“Remember (Walking in the Sand)”

Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots

Alan Freed

Murray the K

The Fish

The Swim

“The Boston Monkey”

Freddie King

Albert King

B.B. King

Felix Pappalardi

Laurel and Hardy

Randy Newman

Aretha Franklin

Tito Puente






New York City



Bobby Vee


Conway Twitty

“Do Wah Diddy Diddy”