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"SOTS" compiled by Stonewall Club Patron and S.V.A. Founder Williamson Henderson

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NYC Stonewall Club Musical Legends
Various Artists - Part 1

"Songs of The Stonewall" #1  |  "Songs of The Stonewall #2" - Top 1969 Songs at Stonewall  |  Stonewall Various Artists - The Beach Boys + more!  |  Stonewall Various Artists, Part 2 - The Shangri-Las + many more!  |  Diana Ross & The Supremes + 1970s Supremes  |  Martha Reeves & The Vandellas  |  The Marvelettes of Motown  |  Post-Stonewall Songs - Barbra Streisand + Frank Sinatra + more!  |  Diana Ross

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Stonewall Songstress Tribute:
 
Lesley Gore

Lesley Sue Gore, born in Brooklyn, New York City, raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, and died in Manhattan, NYC, was only 17 years young when she had her #1 international hit song "It's My Party".  It was produced and arranged by the now legendary Quincy Jones.  Other hits of Lesley include the following:  "Judy's Turn To Cry" {#4}, "She's A Fool" {#5}, "That's The Way Boys Are" {#10}, "Maybe I Know" {#13}, "(Isn't That) The Look Of Love", "Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows", "My Town, My Guy And Meand "California Nights", also a hit at the NYC Stonewall Club in 1967.  Lesley's most significant hit is her dramatic song "You Don't Own Me".  It was not a pop teenage nor a dance song yet it was a #1 hit.  "YDOM" evolved as a feminist anthem for five decades and continues.  It was relaunched in the hit movie "First Wives Club" (1996).  Lesley's first dozen single-release records were produced by Quincy Jones as were most of her album songs.  Because of her pop, girl group and soul combo in sound, Lesley was hired by Berry Gordy and signed to Motown Records in 1972!  Besides Emmy award nominations, Lesley was nominated for an Oscar for co-writing Out Here On My Own”  from 1980's movie "Fame".  Lesley was portrayed in the Broadway musical "Leader Of The Pack" (1985) featuring her songs "Maybe I Know" and "Look Of Love".  Not only was Lesley a singer, a songwriter and a pianist but she was an actress.  In 1965, she co-starred in the film "Girls On The Beach" in which she also sang three songs.  Lesley starred on Broadway in "Smokey Joe's Cafe", the music of Leiber & Stoller, in 1996.  Lesley's flipside single hits include "Sometimes I Wish I Were A Boy", double entendre to say the least, and "(Oh, How I Miss) The Old Crowd", a bouncy song spiced with nostalgia about friends who miss each other -- a fitting tribute to Lesley now!  Lesley is survived by her Gay girlfriend of 33 incredible years Lois Sasson!  Lesley shall live forever through her memorable music!

[Sunrise:  2 May 1946 -- Sunset:  16 February 2015]



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"Songs of The Stonewall"  #4

Index of Various Artists - Part One

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Shirley Bassey

Oliver

The Angels

The Temptations 

Mary Wells

Frank Sinatra

The Flirtations

Spiral Starecase

Aretha Franklin

Len Barry

The Elgins

The Rolling Stones featuring Mick Jagger

Eydie Gorme

Stevie Wonder

The Chiffons

The Lovin' Spoonful featuring John Sebastian

Connie Francis

Otis Redding

Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles

The Beach Boys

Dionne Warwick

Tom Jones

The Mamas & The Papas

Three Dog Night 

Maxine Brown

Tommy James 

The Emotions 

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

Petula Clark

Mitch Ryder

The Honey Cone

Sly & The Family Stone 


.....and more Stonewall Club singing artists yet to showcase here such as
 The Turtles...  Tina Turner & The Ikettes...  Junior Walker...  Vikki Carr...
 


 



Jersey Boys:  Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons 

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Seasonally shown:  Frankie Valli ("Summer"), Nick Massi ("Fall"), Tommy DeVito ("Winter") and Bob Gaudio ("Spring")   
on the 'very best' album cover of the FVFS' greatest song hits "The Very Best of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons"

   

 

The 4 Seasons - 1961 Pre-Hit Songs (on Gone Records):

* "Bermuda" (1961)

* "Spanish Lace" (1961)

           

The 4 Seasons featuring Frankie Valli - 1962 & 1963 Hit Songs (on Vee-Jay Records):

* "Sherry" (1962) {#1 song}

* "Big Girls Don't Cry" {#1 song} =b/w= "Connie-O" (1962) 

* "Santa Claus Is Coming" =b/w= "Christmas Tears" (1962) {Xmas songs}

* "Walk Like A Man" {#1 int'l song} =bw= "Lucky Ladybug" (1963) 

* "Ain't That A Shame" (1963) {remake of Fats Domino song}

* "Candy Girl" {#1 NYC & Regional} =b/w= "Marlena" (1963) 

* "New Mexican Rose" (1963)

Music Note:  Original name of song was "Terry" before it changed to "Sherry"!

   

  Frankie Valli Four Seasons Greatest 1i

  4 Seasons shown (l-2-r):  Tommy, Frankie, Bob ad Nick  

     

Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons - 1964 & 1965 Songs (on dueling record labels Vee-Jay and Philips):

* "Peanuts" (1964, re-released 1966) {remake of Little Joe Cook song} {Vee-Jay}

* Dawn (Go Away)" (1964) {Philips}

* "Stay" (1964) {remake of The Zodiacs song} {Vee-Jay}

* "Ronnie" (1964) {Philips}

* "Alone (Why Must I Be Alone)" (1964) {remake of The Shepherd Sisters song} {Vee-Jay}

* "Rag Doll" (1964) {#1 song} {Philips}

* "Sincerely" (1964) {remake of The McGuire Sisters song} {Vee-Jay}

* "Save It For Me" (1964) {Philips}

* "You're The Apple Of My Eye" (1964) {re-recording of 'The Four Lovers' song} {Vee-Jay}

* "Big Man In Town" =b/w= "Little Angel" (1964) {Philips}

* "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" (1964) {Xmas song} {Vee-Jay}

* "Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye)" (1965) {Philips}

* "Never On Sunday" (1965) {remake of The Chordettes song} {Vee-Jay}

* "Toy Soldier" =b/w= "Betrayed" (1965) {Philips}

* "Since I Don't Have You" (1965) {remake of The Skyliners song} {Vee-Jay}

* "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" [Frankie Valli solo] (1965)

* "Girl Come Running" (1965) {Philips}

* "Little Boy (In Grown-Up Clothes)" (1965) {Vee-Jay}

* "Let's Hang On" {#1 NYC & Regional} =b/w= "On Broadway Tonight" (1965) {Philips}

* "Don't Think Twice (It's Alright)" [as The Wonder Who] (1965) {unique remake of Bob Dylan song}

       

Frankie Valli

Summer Cruising with The Four Seasons!!!!  
Boating are (l-2-r):  Bob Gaudio, Joe Long (replaced Nick in '65), Tommy DeVito and at the boat's wheel is Cap'n Valli
 
      

Frankie Valli & Four Seasons's songs in the Stonewall Jukebox:

* "Working My Way Back To You" (1966)

* "You're Gonna Hurt Yourself" [Frankie Valli solo] (1966)

"My Sugar" =b/w= "Peanuts" [as The Wonder Who] (re-recorded) (1966)

* "Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me)" (1966)

* "You're Ready Now" [Frankie Valli solo] (1966, re-released 1969)

* "On The Good Ship Lollipop" [as The Wonder Who] (1966) (remake of Shirley Temple song)

* "I've Got You Under My Skin" (1966) {remake of Frank Sinatra song}

* "The Proud One" [Frankie Valli solo] (1966)

* "Tell It To The Rain" =b/w= "Show Girl" (1966)

* "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" (reissued 1966) {Xmas song}

* "Beggin'" (re-released 2007) =b/w= "Dody" (1967) 

* "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" [Frankie Valli solo] (1967) {#1 int'l song}

* "C'mon Marianne" (1967)

* "Lonesome Road" [as The Wonder Who] (1967)

* "I Make A Fool Of Myself" [Frankie Valli solo] (1967) {big Stonewall fave}

* "Watch The Flowers Grow" =b/w= "Raven" (1967)

* "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" (1968) {fab remake of The Shirelles song}

* "To Give (The Reason I Live)" [Frankie Valli solo] (1968)

* "Saturday's Father" =b/w= "Good-bye Girl" (1968)

* "Electric Stories" =b/w= "Ivy" (1968)

* "Idaho" =b/w= "Something's On Her Mind" (1969)

* "The Girl I'll Never Know (Angels Never Fly This Low)" [Valli solo] (1969) 

* "And That Reminds Me" (1969) {remake of Della Reese song} 

* "You've Got Your Troubles" [Valli solo] (1969) {remake of The Fortunes song}


   

Diana Ross & The Supremes: Merry Christmas!



FVFS 411 Note:  During the entire Stonewall Era starting in January of 1966 until December of 1969, and beyond, only Joe Long was the Fourth Season!  Get Joe Long rightfully added to the Rock & Roll Hall-of-Fame induction members of The Four Seasons.  It was great to re-meet Joe 40 years later in May of 2006 at a performance of "Jersey Boys".  His story is in there, too.  

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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Post-Stonewall Songs (on Philips Records):

* "Patch Of Blue" (1970)

* "My Mother's Eyes" [Frankie Valli solo] (re-recorded) (1970) 

* "Lay Me Down (Wake Me Up)" =b/w= "Heartaches And Raindrops" (1970)

* "Where Are My Dreams" (1971)

* "Sleeping Man" (1971) {U.K. on Warner Bros.}

   

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Post-Stonewall Songs (on Motown Records):

* "Love Isn't Here (Like It Used To Be)" (1972)

* "Walk On, Don't Look Back" (1972) {written by Berry Gordy and his "The Corporation"}

* "You've Got Your Troubles (I've Got Mine)" [Frankie Valli solo] (re-recorded) (1973)

* How Come" (from the movie 'Tom Sawyer') (1973)

* "The Scalawag Song (And I Will Love You)" {from the movie "Scalawag"} [Valli solo] (1973)

* "Hickory" (1974)

* "Charisma" (1974)

* "Just Look What You've Done" [Valli solo] (1975) {remake of Brenda Holloway Motown song}

* "The Night" (1975) {#1 U.K.}

   

Frankie Valli (on Private Stock Records) & The Four Seasons (on Warner Brothers Records) songs:

* "My Eyes Adored You" [Frankie Valli solo] (1975) {#1 int'l song}

* "Swearin' To God" (1975) [Valli solo] {#1 Disco}

* "Who Loves You" (1975) {#1 song}

* "Our Day Will Come" [Valli solo] (1975) {remake of Ruby & The Romantics song}

* "Native New Yorker" [Valli solo] (1976) {single un-released; album cut only}

* "December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" (1976) {#1 int'l song} 

* "Fallen Angel" [Valli solo] (1976)

* "We Can Work It Out" (1976) {special remake of The Beatles song}

* "Silver Star" (1976)

* "We're All Alone" [Valli solo] (1976)

* "Boomerang" [Valli solo] (1976)

* "Easily" [Valli solo] (1977)

* "Second Thoughts" [Valli solo] (1977)

* "Down The Hall" (1977)

* "I Need You" [Valli solo] (1977)

* "I Could Have Loved You" [Valli solo] (1978)

 * "Grease" (from the movie "Grease") [Valli solo] (1978) {#1 int'l song} 

* "Save Me, Save Me" [Valli solo] (1978)

* "Fancy Dancer" [Valli solo] (1979) 

* "Spend The Night In Love" [Frankie Valli w/ Chris Forde] (1980)

* "Where Did We Go Wrong" [Valli solo] (1980)

     * "Heaven Must Have Sent You (Here In The Night)" (1981)

* "Can't Say No To You" [Frankie Valli w/ Cheryl Ladd] (1982)

* "American Pop" [Frankie Valli w/ Manhattan Transfer] (1983)

* "The Biggest Part Of Me" [duet w/ (Ms.) Juice Newton] (2010)

         

Ftankie Valli & Four Seasons songs (on MCA/Curb Records):

* "East Meets West" [w/ The Beach Boys] =b/w= "Rhapsody" (1984) (FBI Records) 

* "Streetfighter" (1985)

* "Moonlight Memories" (1985)

* "Book Of Love" (1986)

* "Big Girls Don't Cry" (from "Dirty Dancing" movie) (1988) {remix/re-release}

* "Hope And Glory" (1992)

* "Oh, What A Night" (1994) {remixed dance version and re-smash!}

* "Walk Like A Man"  (1999) {remixed and reissued}

* "Beggin'" (2007) {re-mastered, re-released and re-hit!}

   

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=Updates= Frankie Valli & Four Seasons =Updates=

The life and music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons is the story of "Jersey Boys" play. 

Frankie Valli is seen in the 2005 and 2006 television seasons guest starring as casual gangster Rusty Millio on the ~hit~ show "The Sopranos"! 

"Jersey Boys" won the coveted Tony award for "Best Musical" on Broadway 2006!

John Lloyd Young who A-1 portrays Frankie Valli won "Best Actor in a Musical".

"Best Featured Actor in a Musical" was won by "Jersey Boys"' Christian Hoff.

"Jersey Boys" won a fourth Tony Award for "Best Lighting Design".

Frankie Valli was presented on stage for the winning "Jersey Boys" finale award.

  New Jersey American-Italian Civic Association names Valli as "2006 Man-of-the-Year"

John Lloyd & Christian featured at Broadway Cares Streetfair on Sun., Sep. 24, 2006.

His still-singing 72-year birthday on May 3, 2009 was celebrated by Frankie Valli!

His still-singing 77th birthday will be celebrated by Frankie Valli on May 3, 2014!

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Frankie Valli & His Jersey Boyz Concert  

Brooklyn Seaside Summer Outdoor Concert Series 
Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York 
www.BrooklynConcerts.com

Thursday, July 20, 2006 @ 8 p.m. 

1.  "Grease" {standing ovation} 

2.  "Our Day Will Come"

3.  "Save It For Me"

4.  "I've Got You Under My Skin"

5.  "Working My Way Back To You"

6.  "Dawn (Go Away)"

7.  "My Eyes Adored You" {standing ovation}

8.  "Street Fighter"

9.  "Silence Is Golden"

FV:  "That's the theme song to the Witness Protection Program!"

10.  "Swearin' To God" 

Introduction of fab 10-piece Band and hot 4 "Jersey Boyz" 

11.  "Stay"

12.  "Who Loves You"

13.  "Oh, What A Night (December 1963)"

Introduction of Frankie's two young sons on stage

Acknowledgment of many "Sopranos" stars in the audience  

Intro of former Four Season and producer/songwriter Bob Gaudio 

FV:  "A special hello to my Bookie in Da Bronx and my Bookmaker in Queens!"

14.  "C'mon Marianne"

15.  "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" {standing ovation}

   16.  "Sherry"     

17.  "Walk Like A Man"

18.  "Big Girls Don't Cry"

19.  "Bye Bye Baby" {standing ovation}

Closing Theme / Encore

20.  "Rag Doll" 

21.  "Let's Hang On (To What We've Got)" {standing ovation}

 
 
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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons single songs in "Jersey Boys"
{Songs in order of appearance in the Broadway and national tour musical}

Act One
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"You're The Apple Of My Eye"
* "My Mother's Eyes"
*  "Cry For Me"
* "Sherry"
* "Big Girls Don't Cry"
* "Walk Like A Man"
* "Oh, What A Night (December 1963)"
* "My Eyes Adored You"
* "Dawn (Go Away)"
 

Act Two
* "Big Man In Town"
* "Beggin'"
* "Stay"
* "Let's Hang On"
* "Don't You Worry About Me"
"Bye, Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye)"
* "C'mon Marianne"
* "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
* "Working My Way Back To You"
* "Fallen Angel"
* "Rag Doll"
* "Who Loves You" {ensemble finale}
   
 

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=FVFS Performance News=

 
Frankie Valli & His Jersey Boys performed on Thursday, July 30, 2009 
@ 8 p.m. in New York City at the Brooklyn "Seaside Concert Series"
outdoors with a huge stage in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn.
 


2009 Concert Songlist of Frankie Valli & His Jersey Boys*

"Overture" - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons biggest songs

1.  "Dawn (Go Away)" {standing ovation}

2.  "Save It For Me"

3.  "Tell It To The Rain"

4.  "Working My Way Back To You"

5.  "I've Got You Under My Skin"

6.  "Beggin'"

7.  "My Eyes Adored You" {solo}  

8.  "Swearin' To God" {solo}

9.  "Call Me" (from FV's "Romanticizing The 1960s" new album) {solo}

10.  "Let It Be Me" (from "Romanticizing The 1960s" c/d) {solo}

11. "Spanish Harlem" (from "Romanticizing The 1960s) {solo}

12.  "My Girl" (from "Romanticizing 1960s) {solo}  

13.  "Groovin'" (from "Romanticizing 1960s") {solo}

14.  "Native New Yorker" {solo w/ band}

Frankie Valli Introductions of His 4 Jersey Boys

15.  "Who Loves You"

16.  "Oh, What A Night" {standing ovation}

Frankie Valli Introductions of The Band

17.  "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" {solo} {standing ovation}

18.  "Sherry"

19.  "Walk Like A Man"

20.  "Big Girls Don't Cry" {standing ovation}

Frankie Valli talks about the 1960s Musical Era

21.  "Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye)"

22.  "Rag Doll"

23.  "Let's Hang On" {standing ovation}
 

* Frankie Valli's Jersey Boys are Brandon Brigham, Landon Beard, Brian Brigham and Todd Fornay -- all are excellent singers, dancers and fitness gurus and as Frankie stated:  "And, they can talk"!






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This Is Our Life:  Shirley Bassey

Shirley Bassey 40 Great Songs

Shirley belts out her/our emotions at The Stonewall Club:

* "I've Got A Song For You" (1966)

* "It's Impossible" (from Broadway play "Man of La Mancha") (1966)

* "Hey, Big Spender" (from Broadway play "Sweet Charity"} (1967)

"If You Go Away" (1967)

* "This Is My Life" (1968, re-released 1969) {powerful Gay anthem}

* "Does Anybody Miss Me" (1969)

   

 

Starshine Boy:  Oliver

  

     

[Pic of starry-eyed boy Oliver!]

 

   


Oliver brought 'Starshine' into The Stonewall Club nightly in 1969:

* "Good Morning Starshine" (from Broadway play "Hair")  (1969) {#1 song}

* "Jean" (from movie "The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie") (1969) {#2 song}

* "Sunday Mornin'" (1969)

S.V.A. Note:  Oliver's original full name is William Oliver Swofford.

    

   

Watch Out For These Girls:  The Angels

   

   

[Pic of the angelic Angels girlz!!!]

   

 

The only Angels at The Stonewall sing their smash Girl Group hit:

* "My Boyfriend's Back" (1963; re-released 1966) {#1 song}



 

Our Temptin' Guys:  The Temptations

 The Temptations CD Cover

Temptations (1966) (l-2-r):  Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, Melvin Franklin, David Ruffin and Otis Williams

 

The temptin' Temptations' top Motown songs at The Stonewall Club
.....with David Ruffin as the chief lead singer:

* "Get Ready ('Cause Here I Come)" [lead: Eddie Kendricks] (1966) {#1 R&B}

* "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" (1966) {#1 R&B}

* "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" (1966) {#1 R&B}

* "I Know I'm Losing You" (1966) {#1 R&B}

* "All I Need" (1967) {#1 R&B}

* "You're My Everything" [dual lead w/ Eddie Kendricks] (1967) {#1 R&B}

* "I Wish It Would Rain" (1967)

* "I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)" (1968)

* "Please Return Your Love To Me" (1968)

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.....and with Dennis Edwards as The Tempts' main lead singer:

* "Cloud Nine" (1968) {#1 int'l song} {Grammy Award winner}

* "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" [lead: Eddie Kendricks] (1968) {Xmas song}

* "Runaway Child, Running Wild" (1969) {#1 R&B}

* "Don't Let The Joneses Get You Down" (1969) {#1 R&B} {Stonewall Rebellion}

* "I Can't Get Next To You" (1969) {#1 song}

* "Silent Night" (1969) {Christmas song}

Stonewall Note:  For The Temptations' four popular duet singles with Diana Ross &
The Supremes at The Stonewall Club and beyond.... visit:
www.STONEWALLvets.org/songsofStonewall-6.htm
   

   

 

Our Motown Gal:  Mary Wells

Miss Mary Wells of Motown

Mary Wells was known as "Miss Hitmaker" at Motown Records

 

Stonewallers demanded Mary Motown songs in Stonewall jukebox: 

Mary Wells -- at The Stonewall Club -- on Motown Records:
Note:  These Motown songs from prior years repopularized in Gay club jukeboxes!

"What's Easy For Two Is So Hard For One" (1964)

"You Lost The Sweetest Boy" (1964)

"My Guy" {#1 int'l song} =b/w= "Oh, Little Boy" (1964)  

Mary Wells on 20th Century Fox Records:

* "Ain't It The Truth" (1964) 

* "Never, Never Leave Me" (1965) {Gay grind song}

* "Use Your Head" =b/w= "Everlovin' Boy" (1965)

* "He's A Lover" (1965) {Gay romantics galore}

* "Me Without You" (1965)

Mary Wells on Atco Records:

* "Dear Lover" =b/w= "Can't You See (You're Losing Me)" (1966)

* "(Hey, You) Set My Soul On Fire" (1967)

Mary Wells on Jubilee Records:

* "The Doctor" (1968) {a.k.a. Dr. Stonewall}

* "Dig The Way I Feel" (1969) {Stonewall Rebellion time, dig?!}


Musical Update (2012):  A comprehensive, interesting and revealing book on Miss Mary Wells
has been published by Peter 'Peterson' Benjaminson, author of "Florence Ballard: The Lost Supreme"!
This only book on Mary is "Mary Wells:  The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar".
www.PeterBenjaminson.com


 

Ol' Blue Eyes:  Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra CD Cover

The original "King of Pop" Frank Sinatra wearing his trademark hat

     

Sinatra's frank and relating songs at The Stonewall:

* "Somewhere In Your Heart" (1965)

* "It Was A Very Good Year" (1965)

* "I've Got You Under My Skin" (1966) {remake of the classic song}

* "Strangers In The Night" (1966) {#1 int'l song}

* "Summer Wind" (1966) {#1 A.C.}

* "That's Life" (1966)

* "Something Stupid" [w/ Nancy Sinatra] (1967) {#1 int'l song}

* "The World We Knew (Over And Over)" (1967)

* "Cycles" (1968) =b/w= "My Way Of Life"

* "My Way" (1969) {#1 int'l song} {a semi-Gay anthem at the time -- "our" way!}

    


 Nothing But Real Soul Girls:  The Flirtations

Flirtations

Earnestine, Viola and Shirlee:  The Flirtations

   

The Flirtations serving up girl group soul at The Stonewall:

* "How Can You Tell Me" (1967)

* "Someone Out There" (1968)

* "Christmas Time Is Here Again" (1968) {Xmas song}

* "Nothing But A Heartache (Every Day)" (1969) {Stonewall fave song}

* "South Carolina" (1969)

* "Keep On Searchin'" b/w "What's Good About Goodbye" (1969)

* "Can't Stop Loving You" (1969) {remade the following year by Tom Jones}

More 411 on The Flirtations:
  www.AskJeeves.com/TheFlirtations

Stonewall Note:  "Nothing But A Heartache", although a musical masterpiece yet not a big commercial hit, was a deeply popular song at The Stonewall.  It has the now Gay famous (only once stated in the song) line:  "Loving a bad guy is such a sin"!  Some people went to The Stonewall excited to hear that girl group song in the jukebox and to groove to it!

0=O=O=0  Stonewall Song Spotlights  0=O=O=0
 
The percolating "Nothing But A Heartache" song was described by a music critic at Cash Box magazine as "A killer song, dramatic score, full-sound, quality production and top-notch musicians".  And that all just refers to the music!  The song boasts really effective lyrics.  Not many songs tell it like it is to the realistic extent of declaring:  "Loving a bad guy is such a sin!  Ooooo!"  

 www.U-tube.com/watch/NothingButAHeartache

 



Spiraling Stonewall:  Spiral Starecase


Spiral Starecase

Guess which is the Spiral Starecase's lead singer Pat Upton?
{Note:  Photo from the SS casette cover}

 

Super special song of Spiral Starecase at The Stonewall:

* "(I Love You) More Today Than Yesterday" (1969) {#1 song} 

Stonewall Note:  This upbeat song "MTTY" written by Spiral Starecase's lead singer Pat Upton was interestingly re-recorded 38 long years later in 2007 by another Stonewall star, Diana Ross!

       

 

The Stonewall Queen of Soul:  Aretha Franklin

  

 

 

[Respect-ful "Queen of Soul" photo forthcoming!]

 

   

 

Chains of rockin' 'n' soulin' hits by Aretha at The Stonewall Club:

* "I Ain't Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)" (1967) {#1 R&B}

* "Respect" {re-do of Otis Redding song} {#1 int'l song} =b/w=
"Dr. Feelgood" (1967) 

* "Baby I Love You" (1967) {#1 R&B}

* "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (1967) {#1 song}

* "Chain Of Fools" {#1 song} =b/w= "Prove It" (1968) 

* "Since You've Been Gone" {#1 song} =b/w= "Ain't No Way" (1968)

* "Think" {#1 song} =b/w= "You Send Me" (1968) {re-do of Sam Cooke song} 

* "The House That Jack Built" {#1 R&B} 
=b/w= 
"I Say A Little Prayer" 
{different version of Dionne Warwick song} (1968)

* "See Saw" {#1 R&B} {re-do of Don Covay song} =b/w= "My Song" (1969) {remake}

* "The Tracks Of My Tears" (1969) {remake of Smokey Robinson song} 

* "I Can't See Myself Leaving You" (1969) {Stonewall Rebellion time}

* "Share Your Love With Me" {#1 R&B} =b/w= "Pledging My Love" (1969)  

    

     

   

Bristol Boy:  Len Barry  







[Pic of former Dovells' lead singer Len Barry solo!]    

   


Liking Len's lyrics was like taking candy at The Stonewall:


* "1-2-3" (1965) {#1 song}

* "Like A Baby" (1966)

* "Somewhere" (from "West Side Story") (1966)
 
 


Musical Notes  Len Barry was formerly the lead singer of The Dovells, which had #1 songs such as "The Bristol Stomp" and "You Can't Sit Down" and provided the prominent background singing on the #1 hit "Let's Twist Again (Like We Did Last Summer)" by record label mate Chubby Checker. 

 

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 Motown Must Have Sent Them:  The Elgins

   

 

   

[The diverse Elgins' pic is being sent by slow angels from Detroit!]

   

 

 

  The Elgins sent the following heavenly hits to The Stonewall Club:

* "Darling Baby" =b/w= "Stay In My Lonely Arms" (1966)

* "Heaven Must Have Sent You" (1966) {#1 R&B}

* "Put Yourself In My Place" (flipside issue) (1966) {Stonewall line dance}
 
   
 

 

 Stonewall's Stones:  The Rolling Stones 

Rolling Stones Big Hits 1

Mick Jagger (2nd from left front) & The Rolling Stones 
Close-up (at left) is Brian Jones who died week of Stonewall Rebellion in June 1969
Note:  Photo with all the "stones" taken at Franklin Lake in Los Angeles, California

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Rolling Stones Big Hits 2

Mick Jagger (center) & The Rolling Stones

Rolling songs of satisfaction from Mick & The Stones at The Stone:

* "As Tears Go By" (1966) 

* "19th Nervous Breakdown" (1966)

* "Paint It Black" (1966) {#1 song}

* "Mother's Little Helper" (1966)

* "Have You Seen Mother, Baby" (1967)

* "Let's Spend The Night Together" (1967)

* "Ruby Tuesday" (1967) {#1 int'l song}

* "She's A Rainbow" (1968)

* "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (1968) {#1 int'l song}

* "Honky Tonk Women" (1969) {#1 song}

 

   

Bronx Gourmet:  Eydie Gorme   



   
 
 

[Glam pic of Bronx girl gone good Eydie!]


 
 
 
   

 Dramatic songs of dramatic Eydie Gorme at the dramatic Stonewall:

* "What Did I Have That I Don't Have" (from B-way play "On A Clear Day") (1966)

* "If He Walked Into My Life Again" (from the Broadway play "Mame") (1966)

* "Softly, As I Leave You" (1967)

* "How Could I Be So Wrong" (from her B-way play "Golden Rainbow") (1968)

* "Tonight I'll Say A Prayer (For You, My Love)" (1969) {a dramatic sing-a-long fave of Stonewall drag queens}

Stonewall Tribute to the late Eydie Gorme

Born in The Bronx, NY, in August 1928, Eydie Gorme went on to excel in many areas of entertainment, particularly singing, comedy and television variety shows.  Her biggest solo hit was "Blame It On The Bossa Nova (The Dance Of Love)" in 1963.  During the Stonewall Era, Eydie had a handful of torch songs and uniquely-Gay hits and all were in The Stonewall Jukebox!  The songs included "What Did I Have That I Don't Have" (from "Mame"), her Grammy Award-winning "If He Walked Into My Life Again" (also from "Mame") {1966}, "Softly, As I Leave You" {1967}, "This Girl's In Love With You" (the original female reply version) {1968} and, in 1969, year of The Stonewall, Eydie belted out torchy "Tonight I'll Say A Prayer".  Post-Stonewall, Eydie had popular songs "We Can Make It Together" with the then-hot Osmonds in 1972 and another great torch song in 1976 "What I Did For Love" from "A Chorus Line", another perfect vehicle for Eydie belting out a hit from a Broadway musical!  For Eydie Gorme, 'tonight we'll say a prayer' for her!
[Sunrise:  16 August 1928  -*-  Sunset:  10 August 2013]





Wonder of The Stonewall:  Stevie Wonder



 

   
[Album cover photo of Steveland will wonder here!]


   
   
 
   

Stevie's super special soulful songs at The Stonewall:

* "Nothing's Too Good For My Baby" =b/w= "With A Child's Heart" (1966)

* "Blowin' In The Wind" (1966)

* "A Place In The Sun" (1966)

* "Someday At Christmas" (1966) {Xmas song}

* "Travlin' Man" (1967)
 
* "I Was Made To Love Her" (1967) {#1 R&B}

"I'm Wondering" (1967)

* "Sho-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Dah-Day" (1968)

* "You Met Your Match" (1968)

* "For Once In My Life" (1968) {#1 song}

* "I Don't Know Why" (1969)

* "My Cherie Amour" (1969) {Stonewall Uprising love song} {#1 R&B}

 * "Yester-You, Yester-Me, Yesterday" (1969)

   



New York City Girls:  The Chiffons

 
The Chiffons

 

The Chiffons's songs at Stonewall were sweet singin' hits:

* "Sweet Talkin' Guy" (1966) {#1 R&B}

* "Out Of This World" (1966)

* "Stop, Look And Listen" (1966)

* "My Boyfriend's Back" (1967) {soul remake of The Angels song}

* "Keep The Boy Happy" (1967)

 Musical Note:  
The Chiffons (from The Bronx, New York) had prior hits with "He's So Fine" (#1), "One Fine Day" (#5), "A Love So Fine", "I Have A Boyfriend", "Sailor Boy" and "Nobody Knows What's Goin' On (In My Mind But Me)".



   

Spoonful of Love:  The Lovin' Spoonful

Lovin Spoonful Encore

Lovin' Spoonful's lead singer John Sebastian (2nd from left with spex)
   

    Spooning out the love songs at The Stonewall Club:

* "Do You Believe In Magic" (1965) {Gay social philosophy song}

* "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" (1965) {Gay appreciative song}

* "Daydream" (1966) {#1 song}

* "Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind" (1966)

* "Summer In The City" (1966) {hot #1 song}

* "Darling, Come Home Soon" (1967)
   
 

   

Where The Hits Are:  Connie Francis

Connie Francis Gold

 
Miss Connie Francis's symbolic signature songs at Stonewall:

* "Where The Boys Are" (from Connie's #1 movie) (1960, reissued 1969) {#1 int'l song} 
{known as the  'Gay National Anthem' and the nightly Stonewall Club closing song}

* "Follow The Boys" (from Miss Francis' movie's title) (1963) {Stonewall opening song}

* "Happy New Year Baby" {played every New Year's first two weeks as last song}

* "The Wedding Cake" (1969)

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Connie Francis:  2009 Concert Tour Songlist

Brooklyn Seaside Concert Series -- Thursday, July 30, 2009

Orchestra Overture of Connie Francis hit songs

Connie Francis grand entrance on stage {standing ovation}

1.  "I'm So Excited" [rousing Pointer Sisters song]

2.  "Unchain My Heart" [tribute to Ray Charles]

3.  "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" [tribute to Dusty Springfield]

4.  "Malaguena" {Spanish}

5.  "Hey, Paisano" {Italian} (please e-mail S.V.A. with the exact song title)

6.  "Bentomata" {Italian}

7.  "Mama" (the song Connie sang in Vegas that made Elvis Presley cry) {standing ovation}

8.  "This Land Is Mine" (movie "Exodus") / "Hava Nagila" [tribute to Israel] {ovation}

9.  "American Bandstand" (with t.v. clips of Connie on the A/B show many times)

10.  "Who's Sorry Now

11.  "Stupid Cupid"

12.  "Lipstick On Your Collar" 

13.  "Everybody's Somebody's Fool"

14.  "Among My Souveniers"

15.  "I'm Sorry I Made You Cry"

   16.  "My Happiness"

17.  "Together"

18.  "V-a-c-a-t-i-o-n"

19.  "Where The Boys Are" (with film clips of the movie) {standing ovation}
   
20.  "This Great Big Beautiful Town" [tribute to New York City]

21.  "If I Never Sing Another Song" (grand finale) {standing ovation}

Encore:  22.  "God Bless America" (with audience standing and singing) {ovation}  


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Induct Connie Francis into the Rock & Roll Hall-of-Fame
www.goldminemag.com/Connie-Francis-in-the-Rock-Roll-Hall-of-Fame
Most people believe that Connie is in the Rock & Roll Hall-of-Fame.  She's not!  She should be!

 

   

Stonewall King of Soul:  Otis Redding 

King Otis Redding & Lady Carla Thomas

Cleverly depicted above:  King Otis Redding and Princess Carla Thomas

 

Soul King Otis reigned soul-full at the soulful Stonewall:

* "Respect" (1965) {the original and written by Otis}

* "Satisfaction" (1966) {soul version of Rolling Stones song}

* "Try A Little Tenderness" (1966) {#1 R&B}

* "Tramp" [w/ Carla Thomas] (1967) {#1 R&B} {"tramp" a word enjoyed at The Stonewall}

* "Glory Of Love" (1967)

* "Knock On Wood" [w/ Carla Thomas] (1967) {#1 R&B}

* "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay" (1968) {#1 int'l song}

* "Lovey Dovey" [w/ Carla Thomas] (1968)

* "I've Got Dreams To Remember" (1968)

* "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" [w/ Carla Thomas] (1969)

 



Philly Soul Sisters:  Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles


 
 
     


[Quartet photo of the Ladies LaBelle Marmalade Gyrlz!!!!]
 
   
 
 
 
   

Many blue belles including Patti, Nona, Cindy and Sarah hit at The Stonewall:

* "All Or Nothing" (1966)

* "Over The Rainbow" (1966) {soul version of classic Judy Garland song}
www.Ask.com/youtube?q=The+Bluebelles+%22Over+The+Rainbow:_Over_The_Rainbow

* "Groovy Kind Of Love" (1966) {original version}

 * "Take Me For A Little While" (1967)

 


   
California Boys:  
The Beach Boys

 

   

[Pic of The Summer Boys will be surfin' in from Surf City!!!!!]

 

   

California sound hits New York even at The Stonewall:

* "Wouldn't It Be Nice" (1966)

* "God Only Knows" (1966)

* "Good Vibrations" (1966) {#1 int'l song}

* "Heroes And Villains" (1967)

* "Wild Honey" (1967)

* "Darlin'" (1968)

* "Do It Again" (1968)

* "I Can Hear Music" (1969) {remake of The Ronettes song}

 


   

Don't Make Me Over:  Dionne Warwick
 
 I Say A Little Prayer
   

Dionne made a house into a home of hits at The Stonewall:

* "Message To Michael" (1966)

* "Trains And Boats And Planes" (1966)

* "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" (1966)

* "Alfie" (from the movie) (1967) {#1 song}

* "The Windows Of The World" (1967)

* "I Say A Little Prayer" (1967) {#1 R&B}

* "Valley Of The Dolls" (from the movie) (1968) {#1 song}

* "There's Always Something There To Remind Me" (1968) 

* "Do You Know The Way To San Jose" (1968) {#1 A.C.}

* "Promises, Promises" (from the Broadway play) (1968) 

* "This Girl's In Love With You" (1969) {female version of Herb Alpert song}

* "The April Fools" (from the movie) (1969)

* "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" (1969) {remake of Righteous Brothers song}

* "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" (1969) {#1 A.C.}

=update=
Several Stonewallers enjoyed Dionne's recent concert at B.B. King's Nightclub in Manhattan, NY, on Saturday, October 17, 2015, including many hit "Songs of The Stonewall Club" like "Promises, Promises", "Message To Michael", "(What's It All About) Alfie", "I Say A Little Prayer For You", "Valley Of The Dolls" and "This Girl's in Love With You".
 

 


 

   
That British Guy:  Tom Jones



    

[Hot pic of hot Tom!]

        

 

Pulsasting and passionate songs by Tomology at The Stonewall:  

* "It's Not Unusual" (1965; in Stonewall jukebox in 1966) {#1 song UK & US}

* "Green, Green Grass Of Home" (1966) {#1 int'l song}

* "I'll Never Love This Way Again" (1967) {#1 song}

* "Delilah" (1968)

* "Help Yourself" (1968) 

"Love Me Tonight" (1969)

* "Without Love" (1969)

 



New York Dreamin':  The Mamas & The Papas

The Mamas & The Papas

Pictured (l-2-r):  Michelle Phillips, Cass Elliot, Danny Doherty and John Phillips

 

Songs of The Stonewall by The Mamas & The Papas:

* "California Dreamin'" (1966) (written in N.Y.C.) {#1 song}

* "Monday, Monday" (1966) {#1 song}

* "I Saw Her Again" (1966)

Words Of Love" =b/w= "Dancing In The Street" (1967) {remake of The Vandellas song}

* "Dedicated To The One I Love" (1967) {remake of The Shirelles song}


Solo songs by "Mama" Cass Elliot at The Stonewall:

* "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" (1968)

* "It's Gettin' Better" (1969) {Gay community feeling during Stonewall Era}

* "Make Your Own Kind Of Music" (1969) {guiding advice to Gay people}

 
 

 


Three Guys:  Three Dog Night
 


 
    


[Photograph of 3 Dog Night!!!]



 
   
Philosophical hits at The Stonewall Club:

* One (Is The Loneliest Number)" (1969) {#1 song}

* "Easy To Be Hard" (from Broadway play "Hair") (1969)

* "Eli's Coming (Better Hide Your Heart)" (1969)





We'll Laugh Together:  Maxine Brown



 

[Oh, yes, yes our baby Maxine Brown photo!]



 

Maxi's Soulful Serenades at The Stonewall Club:

* "Oh, No Not My Baby" {written by Carole King} (1964)

* "One Step At A Time" (1965)

* "We'll Cry Together" (1969)

   
   


 

Mr. Shondell:  Tommy James

 

 

[Photo of T.J.!]



 

Tommy's Shondell songs at The Stonewall Club:

* "Hanky Panky" (1966) {#1 song}

* "Say I Am (What I Am)" (1966)

* "I Think We're Alone Now" (1967) {#1 song}

* "Mirage" (1967)

* "Mony Mony" (1968) {#1 song}

* "Crimson And Clover" (1968) {#1 song}
 
* "Sweet Cherry Wine" (1969)

* "Crystal Blue Persuasion" (1969) {#1 song}

* "Ball Of Fire" (1969)

   


 

The Stax Ladies:  The Emotions
 

 
 

[Lovely photo of the 3 Emotions]


 
 


   
Emotionally yours at The Stonewall Club:
 

* "So I Can Love You" (1969) {written by Isaac Hayes}

 



Smokin' Songsters:  Smokey Robinson & The Miracles






[Photo of Smokey & The Miracles]






Smokin' out the hits at The Stonewall:

* "Going To A Go-Go" (1966) 
{#1 R&B}

* "(Come Round Here) I'm The One You Need" (1966)

* "The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage" (1967)

* "More Love" (1967)

* "I Second That Emotion" (1967)
{#1 song}

* "If You Can Want" (1968)

* "Yester Love" (1968)

* "Special Occasion" (1968)

* "Baby, Baby Don't Cry" (1969)

* "Doggone Right" (1969)

* "Abraham, Martin, John and Bobby" (1969) (remake of Dion's song)


 




    Downtown Girl:  Petula Clark

Petula Clark Greatest Hits

 

Happy songs of Petula at The Stonewall Club:

* "Downtown" (1965) {#1 int'l song}

* "I Know A Place" (1965)

* "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love" (1966)

* "It's A Sign Of The Times" (1966) 

* "My Love" (1966) {#1 int'l song}

* "Color My World" (1967)

* "This Is My Song" (1967) {#1 A.C.}

"Don't Sleep In The Subway" (1967)

* "American Boys" (1968)

* "Happy Heart" (1969)

     

    

Emerald Detroiter:  Mitch Ryder

Mitch Ryder Detroit Wheels

The Stonewall is socked with wild dance hits by Mitch:

* "Devil With A Blue Dress On" (1966)

* "Good Golly Miss Molly" (1966) (remake of Little Richard song)

* "Sock It To Me Baby" (1967) (based on "Laugh-In" t.v. show expression)

* "Too Many Fish In The Sea" (1967) (rock remake of The Marvelettes song) 

"Baby, I Need Your Loving" (1968) (rock remake of The Four Tops song)

* "Sugar Bee" (1969) 

     


 

  Extra, Extra Gyrlz:  The Honey Cone


 

[Photo of the 3 Hot + Tough Gyrlz!!!]


 

Honey in a Cone hits at The Stonewall Club:

* "While You're Out Looking For Sugar" (1969)

* "Girls, It Ain't Easy" (1969)

Musical Notes:  The Honey Cone went on to have #1 hits "Want Ads" (1971, written in 1969 and recorded in 1970) and "Stick-Up" (1971) plus Top 10 hits "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show" (1972) and "The Day You Take One (You Have To Take The Other)" (1972) and Gay club hits "Sittin' On A Time Bomb (Waiting For The Hurt To Come)" (1972), "Innocent Til Proven Guilty" (1973), "Ace In The Hole" (1973) and "If I Can't Fly (I'm Gonna Run)" (1974).

 


 

  The Stoners at the Wall of Stone:  Sly & The Family Stone

   

   

[Photo of the multi-diverse amd bi-racial Family Stone!]

   

Stand-up higher hot hits by Sly & The Family Stone at The Stone:

* "Dance To The Music" (1968) {#1 R&B}

* "Life" (1968)

* "Everyday People" (1968) {#1 song}

* "Sing A Simple Song" (1969)

* "Stand!" (1969) {#1 song}

* "I Want To Take You Higher" (1969) {#1 R&B}

* "Hot Fun In The Summertime" (1969) {#1 song}

   

 

     

O=0=0=O  Stonewall Song Spotlights  O=0=0=O

What was the ultimate "Gay Pride" song at The Stonewall Club?
And, by what ultimate Gay favorite solo female singing artist?
Barbra?  Diana?  Aretha?  Cher?  Dionne?  
Tina?  
Dusty?  or.......
Performance by Fave_Stonewall_Solo_Female_Artist & her Anthem 


 



 


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