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This Week In History: The Four Seasons, Springsteen, Survivor, KISS, and… Elvis’s Tooth?

Joe Causi back at you with another week in music history — and what a week it was! The Four Seasons spend two weeks at number 1; Springsteen rehearses for 19 straight hours; Survivor release ‘Eye Of the Tiger’; KISS release a ‘kasket’; and Elvis Presley’s tooth gets no bids on eBay!

Here we go!

 


 

The ’60s

 

It was this very week in 1964 when The Four Seasons started a two week run at number 1 on the US singles chart with ‘Rag Doll’.

I’d change her sad rags into glad rags
If I could (if I could)
My folks won’t let me
‘Cause they say that she’s no good
She’s a rag doll, such a rag doll
Though I love her so
I can’t let her know

Co-writer Bob Gaudio said that he got the inspiration for the song from a young girl who cleaned his car windows at a stop light.

If only he were able to let her know… who knows where she’d be today?!

 


 

Bruce Springsteen

The ’70s

 

Let’s head back to 1975, when Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rehearsed for a full 19 hours at The Record Plant studios here in the City the day before their ‘Born To Run Tour’ kicked off.

Read more HERE.

The tour would debut Steven Van Zandt, (Miami Steve) as a member of The E Street Band.

Steven Van Zandt In Studio with Scott Shannon and Patty Steele at WCBS-FM in NYC. (Photo: Joe Cingrana/CBS Local)

Steven Van Zandt In Studio with Scott Shannon and Patty Steele at WCBS-FM in NYC. (Photo: Joe Cingrana/CBS Local)

See Also: Steven Van Zandt Talks Darlene Love, The Sopranos with Scott Shannon

 


 

Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images

Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images

The ’80s

 

And it’s back to this very week to 1982, when Survivor started a six week run at No.1 with ‘Eye Of The Tiger’, thanks to the movie ‘Rocky III’.

Didn’t that song always get you pumped???

 


 

(Photo: Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

(Photo: Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

The ’90s

 

It happened this week in 1999 when KISS decided to add another product to their ever-growing merchandising universe: the “Kiss Kasket.”

The coffin featured the faces of the four founding members of the band, the KISS logo and the words “Kiss Forever.” The cost of the original version was about $3,300. By the way, an urn was created, too, as well as a second-generation, limited-edition model announced in 2011.

DID YOU KNOW: Murdered Pantera guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darryl was buried in one – donated by Gene Simmons himself?

Read more HERE.

 


 

(Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

(Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

The 2000’s

 

It happened this week in 2003… A tooth said to have been pulled out of Elvis Presley‘s mouth after an injury failed to sell on the auction site eBay. The tooth had been put on a 10-day sale with a reserve price of $100,000.

Read more HERE.

Hey… I’ll give you a lock of my hair for 30 bucks!!!

 

Joe Causi/WCBS-FM

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