Gary Puckett has today’s almost forgotten track
Few artists had careers as successful and as short lived as Gary Puckett…he had five major hits in about 16 months, and then, other than on oldies shows, was never heard of again…his band, The Union Gap, was named after a town in Washington state, and one of the band’s members was Canadian (Kerry Chater)…I don’t really know, for sure, what led to their rapid demise, but this song, along with the other big hits, are well worth remembering…
Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then.
His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.
Greg Simpson is the author of ‘Today’s Almost Forgotten Track’
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