Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Super Oldie of the Week: Charlie Dore

Charlie Dore was pretty much a one hit wonder as far as I know. She stormed up the charts with "Pilot of the Airwaves" in 1980 and was never heard from again (at least by me). The song is a pretty folk rocker about the singer's infatuation with a radio DJ (remember them?)... Back in the day, radio DJs were like our virtual friends who communicated with us on the radio through the songs they played. And while the message was far from personal, some of the best DJs and radio stations of the day took telephone requests and dedications and actually played the songs people wanted to hear.

This is largely not true anymore as most stations are highly automated and rarely if ever take song requests from their listeners. Certainly most contemporary music stations don't play music like this anymore. Todays kids rather hear rap and hip hop from machines that pass as DJs.

Anyway, if you haven't, give this video a spin and enjoy Charlie Dore's "Pilot of the Airwaves".


1. La La La La La La - The Blendells
2. Beyond the Clouds - The Poppy Family
3. Jennifer Eccles - The Hollies
4. My Hawaii - The Rascals
5. The Lord's Prayer - Sister Janet Mead
6. Stop, Wait, & Listen - Circus
7. All the Tea in China - Susan Jacks
8. The Name Game - Shirley Ellis
9. If You Wanna Get to Heaven - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
10. Oh Boy - Buddy Holly

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