Hey, why pick on dear, sweet Johnny? Is it something about this picture?
Memorable songs from today's show:
The Temptations, "Papa Was a Rolling Stone." What a great song!
The Winstons, "Color Him Father." Really touching lyrics:
My real old man he got killed in the war
And she knows she and seven kids couldn't have got very far
She said she thought that she could never love again
And then there he stood with that big wide grin
He married my mother and he took us in
And now we belong to the man with that big wide grin
Think I'll color this man father
I think I'll color him love
Julie London, "Daddy" ("I want a diamond ring, bracelets, everything..."). Before playing it, Bob quoted the lines "Here's an amazing revelation/With a bit of stimulation/I'd be a great sensation/I'd be your inspiration," and I thought that sounded like sequence of rhymes Bob himself would do. But in fact, Bob has only used one of those four words in a song, and it wasn't at the end of a line.
Julie London song that could have been on today's playlist but wasn't: "My Heart Belongs To Daddy."
My father adored Julie London. Growing up, I was deeply affected by album covers like this: