THE TROGGS – Immortal Classic ‘WILD THING’ Topped US Singles Chart This Day 55 Years Ago

Top singles from the past…

30 July 2021

Band: THE TROGGS (Andover, Hampshire, England)
Active: 1964–present

Single: WILD THING
Written: by American singer/songwriter Chip Taylor and
originally recorded, without success, by US band The Wild Ones.

Score: #1 in the USA on 30 July 1966 – 55 years ago today

Note: The single was available in the USA on two competing labels
Atco Records‘ and ‘Fontana Records‘. Both pressings were taken from
the identical master recording therefore Billboard combined the sales
for both releases, making it the only single to simultaneously reach
number one for two companies. Unbelievable!

Go wild, folks…

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THE TROGGS: Biography

Classic ZZ TOP Cracker To Honor Bassist DUSTY HILL Who Passed Away At 72

Top singles from the past

29 July 2021

DUSTY HILL, the longtime bassist for bearded Texan rock turbo ZZ TOP
has passed away at 72. Hill was on a ‘short detour’ at home to take time
to heal a hip issue, but no cause of death has been reported.

His bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard posted this message on Facebook:

“We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in
his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world,
will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that “Blues Shuffle in C.”
You will be missed greatly, amigo.

To honor and remember the man here’s, probably their most famous hit ever…

Studio

Live

(Dusty Hill on the left)

ZZ TOP: History

Incredible! EMF Topped US Singles Chart 30 Years Ago Today With ‘UNBELIEVABLE’

Top singles from the past…

20 July 2021

Band: EMF (Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England)
Active: 1989–97, 2001–02, 2007–09, 2012–present / 3 studio albums

Single: UNBELIEVABLE
Hit the top spot on the US Singles Chart on 20 July 1991
30 years ago today (also a No 1 hit in the UK)

Album: Schubert Dip – debut LP

The things, you say
Your purple prose just give you away
The things, you say
You’re unbelievable

Official video clip…

Live version…

EMF: Facebook

Happy 55 To LOU BARLOW – Let’s Celebrate With Flaming Ripper ‘FLAME’ By SEBADOH

17 July 2021

Louis Knox Barlow, better known as Lou Barlow, a slacker rock
veteran (with Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh, several collaborations, and
now solo) was born on July 17, 1966 in Ohio. Happy 55, mate!

To celebrate his birthday, let’s have one of his
best strokes ever (in my book) with Sebadoh

Single: Flame

B-sideSweet Surrender (a John Denver
cover, I repeat a John Denver cover)

Released: 10 January 1999
Album: The Sebadoh – the band’s 7th LP

The original video clip…

SEBADOH: Facebook

Last year Sebadoh reunited (Lou Barlow in the middle)
and released comeback album Act Surprised.

‘IT MIEK’ By Ska Legend DESMOND DEKKER – He Would Have Celebrated His 80th Birthday Today

Top singles from the past…

16 July 2021

Artist: DESMOND DEKKER – born Desmond Adolphus
Dacres
in Kingston, Jamaica on 16 July 1941 – Happy 80!

He passed away on 25 May 2006 – only 64.

Single: IT MIEK
Recorded with his band The Aces. Yes, he had more hits
than his most famous and best-known one ‘Israelites’

Released: June 1969
Score: #7 in the UK

Here we go…

DESMOND DEKKER: Discography

50 Years Ago Legend ROD STEWART Had Something To Say To ‘MAGGIE MAY’

14 July 2021

Artist: ROD STEWART (age 76)
Active: For 60 years now, starting
in 1961 / 31 solo studio albums

Cracker: MAGGIE MAY (more than
200 million streams on Spotify)
Released: 14 July 1971 – 50 years ago

Co-written with his guitarist
Steamhammer’s guitarist Martin Quittenton
Score: #1 in the UK, USA, Canada
and Australia

Album: Every Picture Tells A Story

Wake up, Maggie, I think I got somethin’ to say to you…

ROD STEWART: Website

Coolest SPANDAU BALLET Moment – ‘CHANT No. 1’ Released 40 Years Ago

Top singles from the past

7 July 2021

Band: SPANDAU BALLET (London)
Active: 1979 – 1990, 2009 – 2019

Single: CHANT No. 1 (I DON’T NEED THIS PRESSURE ON)
Released: 7 July 1981 – 40 years ago

By far their coolest score – compared to all the cheesy songs
afterward – and still a solid gold 24 Carat cracker after all these
years. A top dance floor killer sounding like a mix of A Certain
Ratio
‘s Shack Up and Pigbag‘s Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag.
It earned them, rightly so, a Top Ten score (No. 3) on the UK
singles chart.

Come on, shake those lazy legs and chant…

SPANDAU BALLET: Facebook