Posts Tagged ‘Katfish’

‘Won’t You Come Out To Play . . .’

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

During the autumn of 1975, as I studied the history of documentary film and learned on one rainy Saturday how to clean chickens (the tale is here), the band Katfish, a little known group from Lewiston, Maine, had its one shot at the Billboard Hot 100. And thirty-seven years ago this week, the band’s cover of the Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” was at its peak of No. 67 in that chart. I’d not heard the record – or known of its existence – before this morning, but it’s actually pretty decent.

I’ll likely be back later this week to take a closer look at the Billboard Hot 100 from the fourth week in October 1975, but I have a rather large editing task this week (a product of last spring’s walk around the St. Cloud State campus), and that and a few other things take precedence. So we’ll see you later this week.

I should note before I leave for the day that my pal and fellow autumnophile jb of The Hits Just Keep On Comin’ offered up this week a meditation on October, memory and life that you really should go read right now.