GARY PIG GOLD’s SENIOR 65 GREATEST HITS!

That cockamamie Covid, among many other things, certainly allowed us the time and quarantined spaces within which to reflect, rewind, and apply a 2020 rear-view as it were to things gone real by. And me being me, with a turntable or two never more than a tone-arm away, took said opportunity to listen then list straight through my particular Life in Music – in all its strictly “SEVEN” and TWELVE -inch varieties, that is.

So then, Here’s what I hear first when I look loud and clearly back upon… 

1955  –  “ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK”  (Bill Haley and his Comets)

1956  –  “HOUND DOG”  (Elvis Presley)

1957  –  “KEEP A-KNOCKIN’”  (Little Richard)

1958  –  “BREATHLESS”  (Jerry Lee Lewis)

1959  –  “IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE”  (Buddy Holly)  (RIP)

1960    “WHEN WILL I BE LOVED”  (The Everly Brothers)

1961  – 
“HELLO MARY LOU”  (Rick Nelson) 

1962  –  “WALK RIGHT IN”  (The Rooftop Singers)

1963  –  “THE MARTIAN HOP”  (The Ran-Dells)

1964  –  “NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO”  (Chuck Berry)

1965  –  “A MUST TO AVOID”  (Herman’s Hermits)

1966  –  “INSIDE – LOOKING OUT”  (The Animals)

1967  –  HEADQUARTERS  (The Monkees)

1968  –  WE’RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY  (The Mothers of Invention)

1969  –  STAND!  (Sly and the Family Stone)

1970  –  PENDULUM  (Creedence Clearwater Revival)  

1971  –  MEATY BEATY BIG AND BOUNCY  (The Who)

1972  –  ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS  (Paul Revere and the Raiders)

1973  –  “RING RING”  (ABBA)

1974  –  “TINSEL TOWN (HITCH-A-RIDE TO HOLLYWOOD)”  (Jan Berry)

1975  –  GLAD ALL OVER AGAIN  (The Dave Clark Five)

1976  –  SINCERELY  (The Dwight Twilley Band)

1977  –  NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS  (Sex Pistols)

1978  –  “GIVING IT ALL”  (20/20)

1979  –  “I WANT MY WOODY BACK”  (The Barracudas)

1980  –  DEFACE THE MUSIC  (Utopia)

1981  –  PLEASANT DREAMS  (Ramones)

1982  –  SUNDOWN  (Rank And File)

1983  –  BANGLES  EP  (Bangles)

1984  –  GO INSANE  (Lindsey Buckingham)

1985  –  “BLUE KISS”  (Jane Wiedlin)

1986  –  TELEGRAPH MELTS  (Jandek)

1987  –  THE COMPLETE MILLION DOLLAR SESSION
(The Million Dollar Quartet) 

1988  –  PAST MASTERS  (The Beatles)

1989  –  FLAT DUO JETS  (Flat Duo Jets)

1990  –  A PROUD CANADIAN  (Stompin’ Tom Connors)

1991  –  ARC  (Neil Young)

1992  –  12 IN A ROOM  (Mark Johnson)

1993  –  ROCK  (Tiny Tim)

1994  –  AMERICAN RECORDINGS  (Johnny Cash)

1995  –  I JUST WASN’T MADE FOR THESE TIMES  (Brian Wilson)

1996  –  WRONG SIDE OF MEMPHIS  (Johnny Dowd)

1997  –  SURFIN’ RAMPAGE  (Chesterfield Kings)

1998  –  LIVE 1966: THE ‘ROYAL ALBERT HALL’ CONCERT  (Bob Dylan)

1999  –  BALLERINA BREAKOUT  (The Lolas)

2000  –  CANDYPANTS  (Candypants)

2001  –  “THIS IS WHERE I CAME IN”  (Bee Gees)

2002  –  THE MUSEUM OF ME  (Chris Butler)

2003  –  D.T. DELINQUENT  (Jack Pedler)

2004  –  MUSIC FOR THE GIRL YOU LOVE  (Raquel’s Boys)

2005  –  KaBOOM!  (The Explosives)

2006  –  “TOKYO I’M ON MY WAY”  (Puffy AmiYumi)

2007  –  ROCK IT RACKET  (The Squires of the Subterrain and Big Boy Pete)  

2008  –  TEENAGE HEAD WITH MARKY RAMONE  (Teenage Head)

2009  –  LATE MUSIC  (Dennis Diken with Bell Sound)

2010  –  GREASY LOVE SONGS  (Ruben and the Jets)

2011  –  PLASTIC SOUL: THE EXOTIC BEATLES, PART FOUR

2012  –  ONE DOVER SOUL  (Alan Clayson)

2013  –  REMBRANDT X  (Sex Clark Five)

2014  –  WaS  (Electric Prunes)

2015  –  POP SPACEMAN  (Rick Harper)

2016  –  INFLORESCENCE  (8X8)

2017  –  AMERICAN BEAUTY  (CJ Ramone)

2018  –  ELECTRIC LADYLAND: 50th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION
(Jimi Hendrix)

2019  –  BETWEEN THE LINES: THE COMPLETE JORDAN/WILSON
SONGBOOK
  (Flamin’ Groovies)

2020  –  ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS  (Bob Dylan)

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Gary appears here whenever he wants

DBAWIS_ButtonGary Pig Gold may have grown up in Port Credit, run away to Hamilton to join his first rock ‘n’ roll group, hung out with Joe Strummer on his first-ever night in the UK, returned to T.O. to publish Canada’s first-ever rock ‘n’ roll (fan)zine, run away again gary pig gpld facong leftto Surf City to (almost) tour Australia with Jan & Dean, come home again to tour O Canada with that country’s first-ever (authorized!) Beach Boys tribute band …but STILL, he had to travel all the way back to the USSR to secure his first-

One Response to “GARY PIG GOLD’s SENIOR 65 GREATEST HITS!”

  1. Damon Hines Says:

    Gonna make us work?! Fine…cheers, mate, here’s looking at you, Pig. Really can’t wait to start digging…except for, y’know, filling out gov’t. paperwork, trudging to the bank, stores, pharmacy, But I get it, it’ll be fun, a revelation, an unveiling of something extraordinary, except it was like breathing for somebody…I can relate, because I used to be like them, at least from the creative side…but the light said no, and I remain, in part out of spite, in part, laziness, and a wee, vain smidge of hahaha hope.

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