A long-distance-past dedication: Wayner with “Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast”

A week ago it was Monti Rock III with his Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes dance hit “I Wanna Dance Wit’choo,” which hit No. 23 on June 14, 1975. And just now, as I again had the classic American Top 40 show dialed in on KKLZ 96.3-FM, another Vegas-esque voice soared across the airways: that of Wayne Newton.

This week’s show was first taped on June 24, 1972, and Newton’s “Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast,” was No. 15 that week. At No. 16 was Todd Rundgren’s “I Saw the Light” and at No. 14 was – wait, another kind-of Vegas artist! – Elton John with “Rocket Man.”

Rock on, as it were.

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