“The Lost 45s” CD in Billboard

todayAugust 4, 2011


by Chuck Taylor
New York

Nationally known air personality Barry Scott is putting his money where his mouth is with the release of his compilation CD series. The notable air personality, archivist, and author released ” The Lost 45s Of The 70s And 80s, Volume One” in 1998 through Varese Sarabande Records and Volume Two followed in 2000. The CD series compliments his program; it features top 40 hits from those decades that haven’t made it into gold rotation at most top 40s nationwide.

Scott’s show has aired in Boston for 20 years; was in syndication for six and it’s now heard Sunday nights, 7 to Midnight Eastern, on Oldies 103.3 (WODS/Boston) and on the internet at

Among the first CDs 14 tracks are “Without You (Not Another Lonely Night)” from Frankie & the Knockouts, Sneaker’s “More Than Just The Two Of Us,” Steel Breeze’s “You Don’t Want Me Anymore,” Rupert Holmes’ “Him,” Chilliwack’s “My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone),” Eric Clapton’s “I Wanna Hear It From Your Lips,” Kenny Nolan’s “Love’s Grown Deep,” Balance’s “Breaking Away,” and Tony Carey’s “A Fine Fine Day.” Where possible, single edits are employed. The second CD volume was released in 2000 and features 18 more “Lost 45s.”

Scott is the author of ” We Had Joy We Had Fun,” a collection of 21 interviews with 70s pop stars ranging from Leo Sayer and the Bay City Rollers to Captain & Tennille and the Partridge Family. The book, first published in 1994, is in its fifth printing and available for sale at his web site.

Written by: Barry Scott

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