Survey of the week

Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

3 thoughts on “Survey of the week

  1. Being a fan of music in general, I’ve enjoyed scanning these old Surveys posted by Mike Cherry. They’re amazing memory joggers for recalling old tunes I haven’t thought of in years … AND discovering songs I don’t recall “ever” hearing. This particular survey is from November 1970. I would have been playing Country Music, at the time, at KBFW-Bellingham, so my attention wouldn’t have been necessarily on Pop Hits. Anyway, the #6 hit on this survey by Mark Lindsay (lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders), “Grass Won’t Pay No Mind” was completely unfamiliar to me. After a little research, I discovered it was obviously a memorable tune for everyone but me. It was written by Neil Diamond and was also recorded by Elvis Presley and (of course) Mr. Diamond. • Here’s a version by each of them:
    √ Mark –
    https://youtu.be/N98kaRtvPfk
    √ Elvis –
    https://youtu.be/tvNZWhXDPRQ
    √ Neil –
    https://youtu.be/defDA1XUoYE

    Elvis and Neil recorded & released a number of different versions of this song.

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