Mac Donald’s Cave

Under Appreciated

The Piltdown Men released a series of singles from 1960 to 1962, and many had titles with prehistoric themes:  “Brontosaurus Stomp”, “Mac Donald’s Cave”, “Bubbles in the Tar”, “Goodnight, Mrs. Flintstone”, “Big Lizzard”, etc.  (These are their spellings on the record album, not mine).  
Their first single was Brontosaurus Stomp b/w “Mac Donald’s Cave”, and the band had the good fortune to release the song just as America’s first prime-time animated television show, The Flintstones was being launched, almost exactly 50 years ago today.  Brontosaurus Stomp made it to #75 on the U. S. charts, and Mac Donald’s Cave did even better in Britain, reaching #14, despite having competition from a Top 20 version of “Ol’ Mac Donald” in a completely different style that was recorded by Frank Sinatra, of all people.
(October 2010)
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YouTube clip of “Mac Donald’s Cave” by the Piltdown Men – their take on “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” – can be heard at: .  
(October 2012)
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This item includes the biggest hit by the Piltdown Men, “Mac Donald’s Cave” (or “Mc Donald’s Cave”); this is actually a mini-EP with four songs on one 45 single: 
(November 2013)
Last edited: March 22, 2021