Where Detroit Radio Plays On
TOM CLAY. In 1964, the widely-popular radio personality used to recite his composition, “What Ever Happened To,” occasionally, during his radio shows on CKLW radio. Adapted from the 1962 motion picture soundtrack album, Mondo Cane, this was the background instrumental music, track entitled, “More,” which originally Tom Clay selected to play while he read his self-authored piece to his large radio following here in Detroit. Soundtrack music conducted by Ritz Ortolani and Nino Oliviero.
RITZ ORTOLANI ORCHESTRA * “More” * ‘MONDO CANE’ United Artists (USA LP; 1962)
THE RECORD VERSION — From the Tom Clay album, “What The World Needs Now Is Love,” MoWest Records (Motown Record Corporation) 1971. (Click album image 2x for detailed view).
“What Ever Happened To Love,” was the follow-up single to Clay’s “What The World Need Now Is Love”(Billboard No. 8; 8/14/1971). It was released by MoWest Records on 11/24/71.
THE RADIO VERSION — In 1964, whenever Tom Clay read his “Whatever Happened To (Love)” on CKLW radio, he used instead for background music an instrumental track, entitled, “More.” A beautifully arranged score recorded by the (Italian) Ritz Ortolani Orchestra, the selection Clay originally used was from the 1962 motion picture soundtrack album, “Mondo Cane.” — M O T O R C I T Y R A D I O F L A S H B A C K S