Vinyl Countdown

This Sunday’s WJPA Vinyl Countdown replays the music of January 19, 1970. when the theme song from “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” was the number one song in the country, and was joined in the top five by the latest hits by the Jackson Five, Led Zeppelin and the Supremes.

It was also the week:

  • An old song by Neil Diamond called “Shilo” was re-released to capitalize on the singer’s popularity on a new label. But the singer wouldn’t reveal whether Shilo was a girl, a dog or an imaginary friend…And he still hasn’t.
  • Tony Burrows, who had sung with two decidedly rock bands in the ’60s, re-emerged as the lead singer of a pop group, Edison Lighthouse, with a song called “Love Grows Where Rosemary Goes:
  • Wilbert Harrison established the record for the longest break between top 40 hits – 11 years between “Kansas City” and “Let’s Work Together
  • Simon and Garfunkel unveiled the biggest hit of their career – a song they wrote on Blue Jay Way in Los Angeles.
  • And the number one song on WJPA was a hit by a group that first became famous playing at the Staircase Lounge in Pittsburgh.

You’ll hear that hit and all of the big hits of January 19, 1970 this Sunday at noon on WJPA. The Vinyl Countdown is presented by Canonsburg’s Guitar Gallery and Slovenian Savings and Loan.