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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Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky From the seventh studio album, ‘Out Of The Blue’ from 1978, Jeff Lynne wrote this song while staying in a Swiss chalet. It was cold, cloudy and rainy for two weeks and he wasn’t getting any inspiration to write. He says, “It was dark and misty for 2…read more »
Dave Edmunds – Slipping Away Dave Edmunds was more popular overseas, especially in his own country, the U.K. However, he did have two successful singles to hit the Top 40 in the states. “I Hear You Knocking” was his first big hit here but today’s Forgotten 45 peaked at number #39 on the Hot 100.…read more »
Sheena Easton – Strut One of Sheena Easton’s biggest hits is today’s Forgotten 45. Written by Charlie Dore (remember her big hit, “Pilot Of The Airwaves”?) and her longtime writing partner Julian Littman, Sheena recorded “Strut” for her ‘A Private Heaven’ album released in 1984. “Strut” was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female at the 27th Grammy…read more »
Happy 75th Birthday Sly Stone! Sly & The Family Stone – I Want To Take You Higher This song was one of the highlights and memorable performances at Woodstock in the summer of 1969. It comes from the album, ‘Stand!” and it isn’t any sort of “message song”. It’s just about the feeling you get…read more »
Chilliwack – Whatcha Gonna Do (When I’m Gone) Today, the band out of Canada named after a city in that great country, Chilliwack was very successful in their home country and bubbled up into the U.S. Hot 100 a few times. From the tenth studio album, ‘Opus X’, the biggest hit to cross the border…read more »
The Beatles – The Ballad of John & Yoko An interesting single and one of the few Beatles songs that only have John and Paul on it. George was on holiday (vacation) and Ringo was filming The Magic Christian with Peter Sellers. The song was written by John and was a bit of a story…read more »