July 13, 2009
In the 50s and 60s, there was a thriving music business on both coasts. Major and independent record labels were constantly searching for new artists and new songwriters. It was during this, the most exciting time for the music industry that Bobby Hart came to Hollywood with dreams of being in the music business.
His dreams, timing and his remarkable talent led to his being nominated for a Grammy, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. Along with his writing partner, Tommy Boyce, the duo produced over 100 million units sold around the world. The two writers vast list of hits includes songs for The Monkees, Little Anthony, Jay and The Americans, Freddie Cannon, Dean Martin and Paul Revere and The Raiders. They also wrote the "Days Of Our Lives" theme which has been running daily for over forty years.
Tune in as John and Bobby discuss Bobby's career which turned out to be a wild ride and a virtual tour through the heyday of the American Record Industry.
Here's the music:
1)...."Theme From Days Of Our Lives"
2)...."Come A Little Bit Closer"....Jay and The Americans
3)...."Last Train To Clarksville"....The Monkees
4)...."I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight"....Boyce and Hart
5)...."Pretty Little Angel Eyes"....Curtis Lee
6)...."Theme From The Monkees"....The Monkees
7)...."Theme From Where The Action Is"....Freddy Cannon
8)...."Hurt So Bad"....Little Anthony
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