STEVE WONDER And ROD STEWART Scored Both A No 1 Hit 45 Years Ago Today

21 May 2022

Living soul legend Stevie Wonder wrote Sir Duke in tribute to Duke Ellington,
the influential jazz legend who had died in 1974. The lyrics also refer to Count Basie,
Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald
.

The song reached the number one spot on the US Singles Chart
45 years ago today, on 21 May 1972.

Turn it up, Sir Stevie…

STEVIE WONDER: Discography

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Tragic tearjerker I Don’t Want To Talk About It was written by Danny Whitten,
who was part of Neil Young‘s band Crazy Horse. He died at the early age of 29
following a drug overdose in 1972.

The cover of Scottish superstar Rod Stewart broke hearts all over the planet.
It topped the UK Singles Chart 45 years ago today, on 21 May 1977.

ROD STEWART: Discography

You Can Check Out Any Time You Like, But You Can Never Leave – EAGLES Topped US Singles Charts 45 Years Ago

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8 May 2022

Legendary Californian rockers EAGLES scored a gigantic hit with their brilliant epic story
of HOTEL CALIFORNIA that always reminds me, when I hear the song, of the remote hotel in the mountains in classic horror movie The Shining with Jack Nicholson delivering one of his best psycho performances ever.

This everlasting classic was written by Don Felder & Don Henley (music), and the late Glenn Frey (lyrics) and featured a memorable Joe Walsh guitar solo. It peaked at #1 in
the US today 45 years ago, on 8 May 1977, and scored big time on the rest of the planet.
It was the title track of their fifth full length and sublime million-seller album that made
the band global rock stars.

‘We are programmed to receive.
You can check out any time you like,
But you can never leave’

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EAGLES: Facebook- Biography

THE JAM Released Furious Debut Single ‘IN THE CITY’ 45 Years Ago Today

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29 April 2022

Band: THE JAM (UK)
Paul Weller (vocals, guitar), Bruce Foxton (bass)
and Rick Buckler (drums)
Active: 1972-1982 / 6 LPs

Anniversary song: IN THE CITY
The debut single from their self-titled debut album.
It peaked at #40 on the UK singles chart.

The furious guitars, awesome bass lines, spot-on drums,
cutting pace, and the sneers of angry young man Paul Weller
put The Jam immediately in the punky pop/rock city
with many other crackers to follow.

Pump up the jam…

THE JAM: Story – Discography

OASIS Scored Their 6th Number One In The UK 20 Years Ago Today With Rad Ripper ‘THE HINDU TIMES’

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21 April 2022

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Band: Oasis 
Single: The Hindu Times 

Score: The single was on the top spot of the UK
singles chart this day 20 years ago – 22 April 2002
Album: Heathen Chemistry  – the band’s fifth LP

I get up when I’m down
I can’t swim but my soul won’t drown
I do believe I got flare
I got speed and I walk on air

Original clip…

Buzzing live version…

OASIS: Facebook

A Whole Lotta Of Shakin’ Goin’ On With JERRY LEE LEWIS 65 Years Ago Today

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15 April 2022

Infamous rock and roll pioneer JERRY LEE LEWIS (86 years old now)
scored one of his biggest hits with WHOLE LOTTA OF SHAKIN’ GOIN’ ON.

The single was released 65 years ago today, on 15 April 1957 through
Sun Records (Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison). The song was
written by black artist Dave “Curlee” Williams. It peaked at #3 in
the US and #8 in the UK.

Here omes The Killer

JERRY LEE LEWIS: Story – Discography

ZIGGY BOWIE STARDUST Released Otherwordly Classic ‘STARMAN’ 50 Years Ago Today

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14 April 2022

DAVID BOWIE released the stellar and otherworldly STARMAN single on 14 April 1972, today 50 years ago. It’s the fourth track on his magnum opus The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars which revealed his best-known artistic persona ever.

It was his first hit since ‘Space Oddity’ three years
before, in 1969. Starman peaked at #10 in the UK.

He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’s told us not to blow it
‘Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile
He told me
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie

Here’s the iconic Top Of The Pops performance featuring the great, late Mick Ronson

DAVID BOWIE: Website – Facebook – Discography

NANCY And FRANK SINATRA Said ‘SOMETHIN’ STUPID’ 55 Years Ago Today In The UK

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13 April 2022

Father and daughter SINATRA scored a No 1 hit in the UK
55 years ago today, on 13 April 1967 with SOMETHIN’ STUPID.

Also #1 in the US, Canada, South Africa and
several other countries around the globe.

The classic cracker was written by American folk singer-songwriter
C. Carson Parks
He recorded it with his wife Gaile Foote, shortly
after Frank and Nancy covered it and the rest is history.

Hey mum, come over here, it’s your favorite song…

NANCY SINATRA: FACEBOOK