Moments In Time

An Interactive Oldies Music Book

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From Author Tom Locke

Moments In Time

Moments In Time is all about music. This book will put a smile on your face as the author, Tom Locke, takes you back in time to the music of the 50s, 60s, and 70s with entertaining, informative stories about known and forgotten artists and songs. To top it off, Tom has made this book interactive by creating access to the songs featured in each of these stories. One click and you’ll be listening, singing, and dancing.

These stories, ranging over time from the early days of Rock & Roll to the British Invasion through to the evolution of funk, will provide you with the answers to questions about artists and their songs. How did Tommy James come up with the title for his hit record, “Mony Mony”? Who was the three-time Oscar winner to have a Top 10 record at the age of 67? What motivated Doc Pomus to write “Save The Last Dance For Me”? When did the original version of “Blue Velvet” appear on the music charts? What singer was classified as a two-time “one-hit wonder”?

The perfect escape back to yesteryear, these stories will provide insight for both young and old, and perhaps jog your memory about the fun times you experienced because of this era of music, which continues to be embraced today.

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When reading this book, have some fun, and imagine that it is you behind the microphone unveiling these stories of artists and songs of the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

These stories have been modified from their radio script versions with the symbol ***** representing a commercial break.

At the end of each two-page story, the featured song is bolded. To listen to this song, simply place your smartphone camera (like you’re going to take a photo) over the QR code. This will link you directly to it.

References to dates in the stories should be taken in context with the date the story first aired on Treasure Island Oldies. The airdate follows the title of each “Moments In Time” segment.

When it comes to the names of artists and the title of songs, they are consistent with those listed in Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles 1955 – 1999.