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Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll Podcast

"Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll" is a "rockumentary" series telling the greatest rock and roll stories on record. Some of our episodes spotlight specific artists, and others cover various specific subjects. All of them rock as we cover stories and myths about songs you can sing along with.

Jun 15, 2018



This episode spotlights 40 lost hits that we found from 1963. These include top 40 tunes radio stations no longer play by major artists such as Ray Charles, Connie Francis, Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Roy Orbison, Gene Pitney, Sam Cooke, Mary Wells, and Chubby Checker, just to name a few.

Why are they called “lost?” Our “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll” rockologist, Ken Deutsch, will be along to tell you why these songs have vanished from AM, FM, satellite, and Internet radio playlists.

And we’ll relate more of the greatest rock and roll stories on record – such as the mother who adopted the name of her daughter and pretended to be a teenager in order to create one of the greatest summer-themed hit songs ever. And the custom jingle for a Buffalo, New York disc jockey that was reworked into a mega hit instrumental that’s also a candidate for the first hit surfing single.

So, get your ears in gear for forty forgotten top 40 hits from a fabulous rock and roll year – 1963.