R.I.P. ‘One Hit Wonder Wednesday Night Shift with Craig Allen’
The R.I.P. is not to be taken as 'One Hit Wonder Wednesday Night Shift with Craig Allen' is going away, at least not yet. Tonight is a special 'Rest In Peace' edition of the 'One Hit Wonder Wednesday Night Shift with Craig Allen.' Tonight, 96.7 The River is spotlighting one-hit wonders that have passed on to the next life but left a piece of music history behind.
7 pm - Charlie Daniels: "Devil Went Down To Georgia" / #3 1979
Charlie Daniels: Born October 28th, 1936 - Died July 6th, 2020 (stroke)
Charlie Daniels had a career that lasted five decades. Find out what Charlie said about how "Devil Went Down To Georgia" came about.
8 pm - Grateful Dead: "Touch Of Grey" / #9 in 1987
Jerry Garcia: August 1st, 1942 - August 9th, 1995 (heart attack)
Yes, this well-known group had only one hit. No other song from The Dead ever cracked the Top 40 of even came close. Jerry Garcia wrote one memorable line in "Touch Of Grey." Find out what that was tonight.
9 pm - Bobby Bloom: "Montego Bay" / #8 in 1970
Bobby Bloom: January 15th, 1946 - February 28th, 1974 (accidental shooting)
Bobby Bloom co-wrote "Mony Mony" for Tommy James and the Shondells and "Sunshine" for The Archie's. While cleaning his gun, Bobby accidentally shot himself. His family never believed he did, but an investigation turned up no evidence to support anything other than the official cause.
10 pm - Van McCoy: "Hustle" / #5 in 1975
Van McCoy: January 6th, 1940 - July 6th, 1979 (heart attack)
While Van McCoy has credits for hundreds of songs, he only has one hit. But it was a big one and can be argued it's the theme song for disco.
11 pm - Benny Mardones: "Into The Night" / #11 in 1980
Benny Mardones: November 9th, 1946 - June 29th, 2020 (Parkinson's)
One of only ten songs to crack the Billboard Top 20 twice. Once in 1980 and a second time in 1989. Find out what inspired him to write "Into The Night."