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Spectropop - Digest Number 1661

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

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      1. Re: Johnny Crawford & Eddie Hodges
           From: Fred Clemens 

Message: 1 Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 11:32:11 -0000 From: Fred Clemens Subject: Re: Johnny Crawford & Eddie Hodges David Walker wrote: > re: Johnny Crawford; Had 4 top 20 hits in Adelaide, including Cindy's > Birthday #13, between 1961 and 1963. Proud (1963) only got to #28. > All this chart success, I am sure, being partly due to the popularity > of The Rifleman at the time. However, I reckon Johnny Crawford, as > with similar Eddie Hodges, benefited from great production. Cindy's > Birthday as with I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door are great pop songs. The flip side of "Cindy's Birthday", as already mentioned in another post, was "Something Special". Johnny Crawford sang a frontier style version of "Something Special" (a couple of times) on an episode of THE RIFLEMAN. I recall seeing it within the past year on the Hallmark Channel. I don't know if he ever gave THE RIFLEMAN treatment to "Cindy's Birthday". The original version of "I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door" was by the Isley Brothers during their RCA ("Shout", "Respectable") days. Ron Isley gave it a very different treatment from where Eddie took it. Fred Clemens -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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