When WBZ played covers instead of hits

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 09:48:28 EDT 2007

When WBZ ruled the roost as a Top 40 station they once in awhile would
play a cover of a known national hit instead of the original artist.

2 of these records I can remember.

Gimme Some Lovin which was a huge hit by Spencer Davis never aired on
WBZ, instead they used a group called "The Jordan Brothers"

The other was "Winchester Cathedral" which was a hit by the The New
Vaudeville Band but WBZ played a version by "The New Happiness"

Now I assume they did this to test their clout at area record stores.
Were there any other songs they covered?

This has bothered me for 40 years.

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