5/4/24  Do you remember where you were and what you were doing on November 22, 1963 and what about September 11, 2001? Surely these two days will be ingrained into our minds forever. But where were you, what were you doing on May 4, 1970? It was a Monday, a little past twelve-thirty. I was teaching a German class at South Carroll High School, in Sykesville, Carroll County. The news hit the TV and radio stations – – – – calling the event “The Kent State Massacre.” Four Kent State University students were killed and nine others were wounded when members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire during a student rally opposing our involvement in the Vietnam War, the National Guard’s presence on their campus and the military draft.  Neil Young of the folk-rock singing group, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young wrote a protest song in reaction to the Kent State shootings. You can hear the song this Saturday on Nick Brady’s Brady Brunch, only on Cool Oldies 1450THU and WTHURADIO.COM


This week on the Brady Brunch, Jaunary 27, I would like to focus on the top hits of the year, 1962. There was not one single song that was the top song according to the Billboard charts. Actually, there were three songs, all of which held the top spot for five weeks each and two of the songs were performed by the same artist

The next week the Brady Brunch is going to focus on “the day the music died”, conveniently for me the day, February 3 falls on the Saturday of the Brady Brunch..