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Old Guy Plays "Music to Watch Girls By"

“Music to Watch Girls By” is another instrumental hit that was a TV commercial — this one for Pepsi. The single made it to #2 in 1966.   14 more words

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Old Guy Plays "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach is In)"

“No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach is In)” started out as a commercial for Alka Seltzer. Its catchy hook led to it being recorded and released as a single. 68 more words

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Old Guy Plays "Cast Your Fate to the Wind"

“Cast Your Fate to the Wind”, as written and performed by Jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi, was a solid top-40 hit in 1963, reaching #22 and staying on the charts for 18 weeks. 15 more words

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Old Guy Plays "Telstar"

“Telstar” was a huge instrumental hit for the Tornadoes, a British group, in 1962. Named after the first communications satellite, it went to number one on both the US and UK charts. 18 more words

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Old Guy Plays "Green Onions"

“Green Onions” was, of course, a great R&B instrumental hit for Booker T. and the MGs. I realize that the signature riff was a Hammond B-3 organ, but I enjoy the challenge of capturing the feel of the original no matter the instrumentation.

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Old Guy Plays "Fools Rush In"

“Fools Rush In” may the the last oldies video for a while; I have no others planned right now. That could, of course, change should I think of some I’d like to do. 14 more words

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Old Guy Plays "Ghost Riders in the Sky"

“Ghost Riders in the Sky”, originally written and recorded in 1948 by Stan Jones, is one of the most recorded songs in history, covered by an amazingly wide range of artists including Burl Ives, Vaughn Monroe, Bing Crosby and Peggy Lee – all in 1949, and later Elvis Presley, Tom Jones and Johnny Cash. 22 more words

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