Post by OnWithTheCountdown on May 29, 2016 21:52:18 GMT -5
I found myself laughing after hearing Casey laugh during the intro to Blue Swede's "Hooked On A Feeling" from the #1 Hits Of The 1970s special. If I may quote Casey's intro:
"Now I have on American Top 40, the #1 song that a teenage fan isn't allowed to buy. You see, his parents won't let him have a copy in the house because they think it's dirty. We got the story from Bjorn Skifs, the leader of Blue Swede, whose hit "Hooked On A Feeling" starts out with the chant "ooga-chaka, ooga-chaka". Well, he told us that a teenage boy wrote to their label, Capitol Records, complaining that his parents won't let him buy a copy because "ooga-chaka" is probably obscene. Well, if that boy's parents are listening, I'd like to assure them that "ooga-chaka" is about as obscene as "Hickory Dickory Dock" or "Bibbidi-Bibbidi Boo" (laughs). So, rest easy. There's no need to change the station - the song is rated G."
I heard Casey laughing in the 9/11/76 show when reading some goofy answers to questions from "Disco Duck" hitmaker and future countdown competitor Rick Dees, among them being Rick's statement that he wanted to be a fireman when he eventually grew up.
On this week's '80's countdown from Nov 9, 1985, he prefaced the #9 song, "Be Near Me" by ABC by attempting to define the word Zillionaire (referring to ABC's album How To Be A Zillionaire). He ultimately concluded, with a chuckle, that the only zillionaire in the world was Dick Clark.
Post by OnWithTheCountdown on Feb 20, 2017 20:33:57 GMT -5
I just heard a clip of Casey introducing J-Lo's #1 the week of 3/29/2003, "All I Have", and he had to restart a sentence from laughing so much about six limos escorting her and her entourage just one city block from her hotel in London where she was staying, to the hotel where she was making an appearance, in promoting the film "Maid In Manhattan". Funny stuff.
Not on AT40, but rather the Tom Leykis Show, when they were both at Westwood One
Tom convinced Casey to do an improv interview as Shaggy. Tom's questions quickly went into pot territory, asking "Shaggy" if he and Scoob partake. Casey then just broke into laughter and explained that to answer that question in-character could violate his character contract. *heh*. It was definitely a side of Casey you don't hear a lot on the radio. 😄
Casey laughed in the 2/26/77 show when telling a story about the forthcoming KISS comic book depicting them as superheroes. As he said "What chance has Dr. Doom got against a combination like that? I feel safe already".
Listening to the July 28, 1979 show in which Casey laughs as he tells a story about British singer/songwriter Joe Jackson complaining about being served pickles with his sandwiches in America. Clearly trying to stifle further laughter, he finished with "here's the English pickle hater, Joe Jackson, at #27 with 'Is She Really Going Out With Him?'"
Post by at40petebattistini on Aug 26, 2017 10:09:33 GMT -5
Here's a story Casey told while introducing "Shinin' On" by Grand Funk during the August 24, 1974 program...
“…Earlier this year, Grand Funk’s lead singer Mark Farner had a haircut. I told you a few weeks ago how (his long hair) was getting tangled in his guitar strings so he cut off 13 inches. And what was left came to just below his shoulder. But he didn’t throw the trimmings away. Something told him he’d be able to put that hair to good use. Then he heard about a college TV station in Pueblo, Colorado that was going to hold a charity auction. And they were inviting celebrities to donate personal items that could be sold. So, he sent them his hair, carefully packed in a big baggie. And some of the locks of Mark Farner’s hair went for $50 apiece. Now, I’d never pay that much for something there was such an abundance of. I’d give you $50 for a lock of Telly Savalas’ hair. But not Mark Farner’s…”
Post by OnWithTheCountdown on Jan 15, 2018 23:09:00 GMT -5
Currently listening to AT40 from 1/15/2000, and Casey told a story leading into an extra about a group named by Smash Hits magazine, Best Group Of 1997, then that same magazine named them Worst Group Of 1999! Who's said group? Why, it's the Spice Girls. Towards the end of the story, Casey could not contain his laughter, especially as "Say You'll Be There" started playing - if I may quote Casey: "Now, as an American Top 40 extra, here are the Spice Girls, when they were still Smash Hits' best *laughter* group, with a top 10 smash from 1997, 'Say You'll Be There'". Priceless. I found myself laughing as well. Thank you, Casey.
For those that have the show, it's in segment 6 after song #30.
On the countdown from 1/20/73,Casey told a brief story about Donna Fargo's days as a high school English teacher-When she left to pursue a recording career,her students held up a banner that said "She learned us English"-Before Casey played her second hit "Funny Face",he said "Here she are"-That was hysterical.