#TBT The Locomotion Times Three

locomotionBy Bob Berry

I was gonna say this is a big anniversary day for Carole King and Gerry Goffin‘s Greatest Hit. But that’s ridiculous.

There is no such thing as Carole King and Gerry Goffin’s Greatest Hit.

I mean on any given day it could be “I’m Into Something Good“, or “Chains”, “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman, or “Pleasant Valley Sunday“. Or, like when I checked the list today and the Freddie Scott classic “Hey Girl” caught my eye, and “mind’s ear”.

Suffice to say “The Locomotion“, takes second chair to none of those songs, and the fact it did go hit the Top Five in three different decades perhaps defines it as their most successful song. So for Throw Back Thursday on Keener, a celebration of “The Locomotion”, beginning with the original, #1 in the summer of 1962, it’s Little Eva on Shindig!

12 years later, Flint’s Grand Funk hit #1 in the summer of 1974. Here’s live version, with help from Wet Willie.

And finally, 14 years later in the summer (again!) of ’88, Australia’s Kylie Minogue‘s “Locomotion” went to Number Three, while hitting #1 on the international charts.

Nov 5th, 2015 | Posted in Bob Berry, Keener
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