singing

I ain’t gonna feed you no more

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


August 13, 1952

Big Mama Thornton - The Original Hound DogThe original version of Hound Dog is recorded by Willie Mae (Big Mama) Thornton. It becomes the first hit for the song-writing team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and goes on to top the Billboard R&B chart for seven weeks, selling nearly two million copies.

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My heart was captured | Me and the Devil was walkin side-by-side


 

Summertime will be a love-in there

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


August 9, 1967

SMSFScott McKenzie is at #1 on U.K. charts with San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair). This, McKenzie’s only Top 40 hit, is written by John Philips of The Mamas and the Papas to celebrate the Monterey Pop Festival. Philips is on guitar in the recording, and he co-produces with Lou Adler.