Classic Cracker – BUDDY HOLLY’s PEGGY SUE Is 65 Today

Top singles from the past

20 September 2022

The late beloved BUDDY HOLLY who died in plane crash in 1959 (only 22)
released his best-known hit PEGGY SUE (almost 55 million streams on Spotify)
65 years ago today, on 20 September 1957.

It was written by his drummer Jerry Allison and Norman Petty
and originally titled Cindy Lou after Holly‘s niece. It was changed
to Peggy Sue, the name of Allison‘s girlfriend.

BUDDY HOLLY: Bio – Discography

MANIC STREET PREACHERS – First UK No 1 Hit 24 Years Ago Today With ‘IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT’

Top singles from the past

5 September 2022

Twenty-four years ago today, on 5 September 1998 – Welsh legends MANIC STREET PREACHERS nailed their first numero uno hit single in the UK with one of their most emotive masterstrokes. IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT (more than 60 million streams on Spotify) is a titanic anthem that takes your breath away every single second of its almost 5 magnificent minutes.

The song’s title came from a Republican propaganda poster during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), showing a captivating photograph of a young child killed by the Nationalists under a sky filled with bomber planes, with the warning “If you tolerate this, your children will be next” written below.

Sing it, Manics.

MANICS: Bio – Discography

ROD STEWART Topped The UK Singles Chart 50 Years Ago Today With ‘YOU WEAR IT WELL’

Top singles from the past

2 September 2022

Artist: ROD STEWART
Born 77 years ago in Highgate, London, England
Active: Since 1961 / 31 solo LPs, with The Tears Of Hercules
as his most recent one, released in 2021.

Single: YOU WEAR IT WELL
Album: Never A Dull Moment

The single topped the UK Singles Chart
50 years ago today, on 2 September 1972.

Here’s his Top Of The Pops performance…

ROD STEWART: Bio – Discography – Instagram

7-Inch History – EDWIN STARR With ‘WAR’ – No 1 In The USA This Day In 1970

7″ singles/sleeves/vinyl

29 August 2022

American singer/songwriter EDWIN STARR (born Charles Edwin Hatcher died in 2003, only 61) had his biggest hit with WAR. An anti-Vietnam song written by Motown artists Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong.

It topped the US Singles chart 51 years ago today, on 29 August 1970.

What did the world leaders learn 51 years
after Starr‘s warning? Absolutely nothing!
Fuck Putin and all war-greedy idiots.

EDWIN STARR: Bio – Discography

ALICE COOPER Scored No 1 Hit In The UK 50 Years Ago With ‘SCHOOL’S OUT’

Knockouts from the past

12 August 2022

This day 50 years ago, on 12 August 1972, the Michigan-born freak creep
ALICE COOPER topped the UK Singles Chart with SCHOOL’S OUT.

Vincent Damon Furnier (his real name) claimed that the song was inspired
by responding to the question: “What’s the greatest three minutes of your life?”
with the following two answers. One: “Christmas morning”. Two: “The last
three minutes of the last day of school.”
In America the single hit #7.

Alice in Rockland…

ALICE COOPER: Facebook – Website – Discography

Classic Crackers – Number Ones This Day In 1968 – 1984 – 1985 – 1996

Hit singles from the past

3 August 2022

Band: THE DOORS
Single: HELLO I LOVE
Album: Waiting For The Sun

#1 in the USA on this day in 1968

The Doors: Bio – Discography
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Artist: MADONNA
Single: INTO THE GROOVE
Album: Like A Virgin

#1 in the UK on this day in 1984

Madonna: Instagram
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Band: TEARS FOR FEARS
Single: SHOUT
Album: Songs From The Big Chair 

#1 in the USA, this day in 1985

TFF: Facebook
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Once upon a time, at a wedding, I danced to this
ridiculously catchy novelty hit (so I was told afterward).

Artists: LOS DEL RIO – Spanish duo
Single: MACARENA

#1 in – yes – the USA, this day in 1996
It sold more than 11 million copies.
One of the greatest hits in history.

#1 in – yes – the USA, this day in 1996.
It sold more than 11 million copies.
One of the greatest hits ever.

LOS DEL RIO: Facebook