Every weekday at 3:45pm, Shawn Foxx gives you the Forgotten 45 @ :45! He plays a song that you haven’t heard in so long, you’ve forgotten it. The Forgotten 45 @ :45, only on 105.7 KOKZ!
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Focus – Hocus Pocus Released in 1971 by Dutch prog rockers, Focus, this single didn’t make it anywhere near a chart in the U.S. until 1973. “Hocus Pocus” was a fast moving rocker with yodeling, flute, lots of drums and guitar and was a song people either loved or hated. Most dug the “almost instrumental”…read more »
Billy Squier – My Kinda Lover Released late in 1981 and the third and final single to come off his 3X platinum album, ‘Don’t Say No’. Billy Squier didn’t quite make the Top 40 with this one. “My Kinda Lover” peaked at #45 on the Hot 100, making this a TRUE Forgotten 45 @ 45,…read more »
The Pipkins – Gimme Dat Ding A one-hit wonder out of the UK and surprise hit in the US, The Pipkins released a novelty song in 1970, not having any idea it would chart! “Gimme Dat Ding” went Top 10 both in the UK (#6) and the US (#9)! When Hammond and Hazlewood wrote and…read more »
Robert Plant – Tall Cool One The third single released from his very popular ‘Now And Zen’ album in 1988, it followed “Heaven Knows” and “Ship Of Fools” and became the song everyone was talking about. It had some samples from Led Zeppelin songs incorporated into it and Jimmy Page playing guitar throughout! “Tall Cool…read more »
Thunderclap Newman – Something In the Air Produced by The Who’s Pete Townshend, Andy “Thunderclap” Newman released his album, ‘Hollywood Dream’ in early 1969. The only song he’s known for is “Something In The Air” from that album. It peaked at #37 on the Hot 100 in the states and that’s as much as most…read more »
Charlie Dore – Pilot of the Airwaves English singer/songwriter, Charlie Dore had a Top 20 hit in the states with “Pilot of the Airwaves” in 1980, where it peaked at #13 on the Hot 100! The story-song is told from a woman who listens to the radio all night long and says she has real…read more »