Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Musical Interlude: Rock Me Gently (1974)

If you only heard "Rock Me Gently" without a DJ identifying the artist, you'd think this was a Neil Diamond record, and you'd be wrong.

Andy Kim released "Rock Me Gently" in the summer of 1974, and three months later hit #1 on the Hot 100. Like, maybe he was the Canadian Neil Diamond, eh?

Fans of a certain generation will remember that Kim teamed with Ron Dante and Toni Wine as the singing voices of the Archies from 1968-71. After that, Kim was on his own, but "Gently" would be his coda on the charts.

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