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Help Create Our 'North Canton Gone Mad!' Playlist

Tell us which song takes you back to the '60s and we'll play it at the April 14 event at the Champion Event Center

 

Think of this as requesting a song from a DJ.

Just, well, way in advance.

I'm taking recommendations for songs to play at the April 14 "North Canton Gone Mad!" event, which I'm helping organize with the and other folks from the community. The event is based off of Mad Men, the multi-Emmy and Golden Globe award winning TV series that's set in the '60s.

So, sticking with that time period, we're looking for your favorite '60s songs to create a playlist for the event. Sure, we'll have an amazing band there (Wesley Bright and the Hi-Lites), but we plan on keeping the music going all night, even when the band's not on the stage.

I've already looked to the to get my hands on the Mad Men soundtracks for season one and two, which will give us a great place to start.

And I've been keeping track of some of my favorite oldies — "Earth Angel" by The Penguins, "Blue Moon" by Marcels and "Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)" by Gary Mann, just to name a few.

It's also safe to say we won't rigidly adhere to exactly what they would have listened to on the show. But we're shooting to be pretty darn close.

I'm also hoping that you guys not only recommend a couple songs, but also show up to the event April 14 to hear what you, me and your neighbors have created. You can find more information about the event in .

Amanda Harnocz March 08, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Anything Frankie Valli, especially "Beggin'"
Morgan Day (Editor) March 08, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Your wish is my command, m'lady. Anyone else with music suggestions?
Jared Gonzalez March 08, 2012 at 04:24 PM
The Beatles--Taxman Astrud Gilberto--Girl From Ipanema The Who--My Generation Os Mutantes - Quem Tem Medo de Brincar de Amor Martha Reeves & The Vandellas-- Dancing in The Street Beach Boys--Wouldn't It Be Nice Troggs--Girl Like You The Kinks--Sunny Afternoon France Gall-- Poupée de cire, poupée de son
Dominic Caruso March 08, 2012 at 04:38 PM
I second Jared Gonzalez's picks--especially Girl From Ipanema. Any Bossa Nova from Stan Getz / Gilberto is great stuff. Walk on By--Dionne Warwick Actually, any Burt Bacharach / Hal David stuff: like "Anyone Who Had a Heart," (also recorded by Warwick) or "Always Something There to Remind Me" recorded by Sandie Shaw, or "The Look of Love" by Dust Springfield. Soooo excellent! All that seems tailor made for Mad Men.
Jared Gonzalez March 08, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Miles Davis-- Summertime Dizzy Gillespie--Salt Peanuts The Ronnettes-- Be My Baby Tommy James and The Shondells-- Crimson & Clover
Morgan Day (Editor) March 08, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Thanks, Jared! I hope you're still coming with Anna!
Morgan Day (Editor) March 08, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Great suggestions, Dominic! I hope you can make it that night. Maybe you can gather up a SCDL posse?
Leslie K. March 08, 2012 at 08:25 PM
It's Over - Roy Orbison For Your Love - The Yardbirds Baby I Need Your Loving - The Four Tops Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying - Gerry and the Pacemakers I Want to Love Him So Bad - The Jelly Beans And the best of the bunch: She's Not There - The Zombies You Don't Own Me - Lesley Gore
Christina Weyrick-Cooper March 08, 2012 at 09:13 PM
One of our board members just emailed this list of recommendations to us: Cant take my eyes off of you -Frankie Valle She's a lady- Tom Jones Whats going on-Marvin Gaye Mercy Mercy -Marvin Gaye You will never find another- Lou Rawls My Way -Frank Sinatra Lets stay together- Al Green Fly me to the moon- Frank Sinatra Swearin to God -Frankie Valle
Christina Weyrick-Cooper March 08, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Definitely echo the "Always Something There to Remind Me," and "Girl from Ipanema."
Morgan Day (Editor) March 08, 2012 at 11:02 PM
*GASP!* Sounds like I need to set someone up with a Patch account?
Morgan Day (Editor) March 08, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Thanks, Leslie!
Megan Rozsa March 09, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Bobby Darin: "Beyond the Sea" Creedence Clearwater Revival: "Bad Moon Rising" The Kingsmen: "Louie Louie"
Ashley Villers March 09, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Shahdaroba - Roy Orbison Fever - Peggy Lee Nights in White Satin - The Mood Blues P.S. I Love You - Bobby Vinton

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