Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 by Mike McKay
Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day
Listen for the replay to win 2 tickets to the “Elvis Lives” tribute show at Spencer Theater Sunday, April 28th at 7 p.m. – tickets are $56 and $59 …there’s also a matinee at 2 and a Southern Fried Chicken buffet at 5 p.m. – that’s $20. Consider your overnight stay at the Lodge at Sierra Blanca, the Spencer Theater’s signature hotel. “Elvis Lives” is the ONLY tribute endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises.
The 101 number one song of the day had the longest title ever to reach the top but the singer’s memory of the recording session was very short.
At the time our featured artist was spending upwards of $3000 a week to feed a drug habit that included valium, cocaine and amphetamines and looking back at that period he wonders that he was still alive. Shortly after the song reached number one, he had an epiphany, cleaned himself up and spent the next several years singing gospel music for which he earned five grammies. While that saved his life, his rock star status was gone. But during this week in April, 1975 today’s featured oldie arrived at number one and it would be the last pop hit for B.J. Thomas (Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song)