Monday, October 15, 2012

15 Days to "SUNNY" RINGTONE release! Sunny Cover by Dr. Magkneetoe; Neil Young inspired to write Down By The River via Sunny chord changes!

Sunny Ring-  tone

Now Available!

Release date: October 30, 2012

FACT: In 1966 The Beatles and Bobby Hebb toured America 


FACT: In 2012 - 46 years later - both Bobby and The Beatles have released 2012 RINGTONES!  


The Beatles released their Ringtones in 2012


iTunes offers first Beatles ringtones

Apple started selling albums from The Beatles last year and now the company has released a set of ringtones taken from the band's most popular albums. The selections span a wide range of titles including early titles like A Hard Day's Night and later tracks like the 1970 chart-topper Let It Be.
You can buy the ringtones from the iTunes app using your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Each ringtone is US$1.29 and can be found in the Settings > Sounds > Ringtone > Buy More Tones. Be careful to click on the link for Ringtones. Also listed, as shown above, is the 1 collection for $12.99 which has 27 songs, not ringtones as I first though, from the band's twelve studio albums and 22 singles.


 The Bobby Hebb "Sunny" Ringtone!

Projected release date:

Wednesday October 30, 2012!




October 15 1966 Brian Epstein, Beatles manager, flew to America with Georgie Fame.
Georgie Fame had a British hit with "Sunny"

Brian flies to the USA with Georgie Fame, to find a co-star for Fame's Christmas show at London, promoted by Brian.


In October of 1966 Fame's version of "Sunny" was a hit in the U.K.

Listen to Georgie Fame sing "Sunny" here:


Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames (a British group, not to be confused with Jimi Hendrix's early American band, "Jimmy James & The Blue Flames" which featured Moogy Klingman and Randy California) had a string of hits.

Trivia Question: What was Georgie Fame's FIRST HIT after leaving The Blue Flames?

Answer:  Bobby Hebb's "SUNNY"


Fames' version of the Bobby Hebb song "Sunny" made No. 13 in the UK charts in September 1966.[9] The follow-up, "Sitting In The Park", a Billy Stewart cover, made No. 12. His greatest chart success was "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" in 1967, which was a number one hit in the United Kingdom, and No.7 in the United States. "Yeh Yeh" and "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" sold over one million copies, and were awarded gold discs.[10]

15 days and counting for the release of the Bobby Hebb "Sunny" ringtone.




On Tuesday October 9 Dr. Magkneetoe previewed a show that included "Sunny"

Review: Dr. Magkneetoe and the Triboro Trio in Newburgh, New York

The Triboro Trio is made up of Lustgarten, Rick Mullen on bass and Gamma. They opened the preview with a set of fusion music of rock, funk, R&B, jazz and pop. Starting with an instrumental "Chameleon" by Herbie Hancock on a funky bass line, they moved right into "Sonny," the 1966 hit by Bobby Hebb, belted out vigorously by Gamma with voice, drums and percussion. Lustgarten next sang "What's Going On?" by Marvin Gaye with a wonderful jazz riff on the guitar. Gamma announced that he was "Feeling Alright," from David Mason's 1968 rock album.

Newburgh Actor's Studio

If you want to go to the concerts ...

What/when: Concerts by Dr. Magkneetoe, 8 p.m. 
Oct. 19, and the Triboro Trio, 8 p.m. Oct. 20
Where: Newburgh Actors Studio, 784 Broadway, Newburgh
Admission: $10
Call: 569-8593




  1. Neil young has always done it his way

    Windsor Star-Oct 13, 2012
    Then he started fooling around with the chords to Sunny, a top hit for Bobby Hebb in 1966, and that turned into Down By The River. Switching to ...

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  2. Juicy bits are few and far between in rock memoir

    San Antonio Express-Oct 5, 2012
    Inspired by Bobby Hebb's much-loved “Sunny,” he changed the tuning on his guitar and hashed out “Down by the River.” Switching to A minor ..

    Juicy bits are few and far between in rock memoir

    Updated 11:54 a.m., Friday, October 5, 2012



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    Welcome to Neil's world

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    Ottawa Citizen-Sep 25, 2012
    Then he started fooling around with the chords to Sunny, a top hit for Bobby Hebb in 1966, and that turned into Down By The River. Switching to ...

    WHO IS / ARE DR. MAGKNEETOE  (as in the X-Men's Magnet0)

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      Dr. Magkneetoe has been around for a very long time, and they still know how to rock and roll. Compiled of professional musicians from the Newburgh, Poughkeepsie area, they play great vintage rock and roll from the 50's, 60's, 70's and more. Ask anyone around the tri-state area. These guys kick some ass. Dr. Magkneetoe are available for bars, clubs, private events and much more. For booking information contact Mark Gamma, Mike Angelo, Pete Gallineri or Danny Keiser.
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