The Cleftones have today’s almost forgotten track

One of the things doo-wop groups did, a lot, was to take standards and rearrange them in a new and exciting style…among them were the Cleftones who took an old Hoagy Carmichael song and created something for a whole new audience…many have covered this song, but they, and the new twist they gave the song, are an indelible piece of rock and roll history…


Greg Simpson

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.

Published on October 10, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson


October 11, 2018 - 9:09 am


Thanks for this .. not the best .. but hey, they can’t show their tats and they have all their clothes on .. good era of music ,..

October 11, 2018 - 9:43 am

Greg Simpson

Perhaps not the best…I’ve always been partial to Jan & Dean’s interpretation myself, but who inspired them? These guys…

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