GENE VINCENT – One Of The Pioneers Of Rock-A-Billy Died 50 Years Ago Today

Top singles from the past

12 October 2021

Gene Vincent, born Vincent Eugene Craddock, was one of the pioneers of ‘rock ‘n roll
and rockabilly. With his band The Blue Caps he scored many hit singles between 1956
and 1970. He had charisma, bravado, swagger, a dashing guitar and shaking hips. His nickname was The Screaming End.

Unfortunately, he died 50 years ago today, on 12 October 1971 from a combination
of a ruptured ulcer, internal haemorrhage and heart failure. He was only 36.

To remember the rock hero we can Be-Bop-A-Lula once more. The groundbreaking debut single was written by himself and his manager, Bill “Sheriff Tex” Davis, and later covered by several artists such as Queen, Stray Cats, Suicide and yes, Boney M.

On record…

Live…

GENE VINCENT: History

QUEEN Topped US Singles Chart 41 Years Ago Today With Their Best-Selling Single Ever ‘ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST’

Top singles from the past

4 October 2021

Band: QUEEN
Single: ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

AlbumThe Game – June 1980

Note 1: The song was written by bass player John Deacon
Note 2: It’s the best-selling Queen single ever, yes better
than ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘, with sales of over 7 million copies.

Score: It topped the US Singles Chart on 4 October 1980,
41 years ago today. It peaked at #7 in the UK.

Shake it, Freddie…

QUEEN: Facebook

Four Number Ones – GRANDFUNK RAILROAD, THE POLICE, PRINCE And MARIA McKEE

Top singles from the past

Four number ones this day in, respectively 197319791984 and 1990

Band: GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
Who: Hefty famous rockers from Flint, Michigan, United States
Active: 1969–1976, 1981–1983, 1996–1998, 2000–present
Single: WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND
The title track from the same-titled LP

Score: Topped the US Singles Chart on
29 September 1973 – 48 years ago today

Rock out, guys…

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD: Facebook

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Band: THE POLICE
Active: 1977–1984, 1986-2003, 2007–2008
Single: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
From their Regatta De Blanc LP

Score: No 1 (their first) in the UK
29 September 1979, 42 years ago today

Send your SOS here…

THE POLICE: Website

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Artist: PRINCE
June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016
Single: LET’S GO CRAZY
Score: On top of the US Singles Chart,
37 years ago today, on 29 September 1984

Eternal star…

PRINCE: Website

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Artist: MARIA McKEE (L.A.)
Active: 1982–present
Single: SHOW ME HEAVEN
From the soundtrack of Days Of Thunder
A 1990 movie with Tom Cruise

Score: No 1 in the UK on
29 September 1990, 31 years ago today

MARIA McKEE: Website

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL Scored Their Only No 1 Hit In The UK This Day In 1969

19 September 2021

Band: CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
Active: 1959 – 1972 / 7 studio albums

Single: BAD MOON RISING
Score: No 1 in the UK, their only one,
on 19 September 1969

Album: Green River

I see the bad moon a-rising
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightnin’
I see bad times today
Don’t go around tonight
Well it’s bound to take your life
There’s a bad moon on the rise

CCR: History

YEAH YEAH YEAHS Released Glowing Single ‘CHEATED HEARTS’ 15 Years Ago

Top singles from the past

12 September 2021

Band: YEAH YEAH YEAHS
Active Since 2000 / 4 studio albums with
Mosquito as their most recent one, but
that’s already 8 years ago

Anniversary single: CHEATED HEARTS
Released: 11 September 2006 – 15 years ago

Album: Show Your Bones
The band’s second longplayer

Message from TUTV to YYYs
Time to come back, better sooner than later.

Sing it, Karen 0

YEAH YEAH YEAHS: Facebook

STILLS-YOUNG BAND Scored Hit 45 Years Ago With ‘LONG MAY YOU RUN’

Top singles from the past

10 September 2021

Band: STILLS-YOUNG BAND
Who: Stephen Stills and Neil Young

Anniversary single: LONG MAY YOU RUN
Released: 10 September 1976 – 45 years ago

The song was written by Young, about
his old friend… his old timer car

Album: Long May You Run
The collaboration didn’t run long, this
was the two stars’ only album

Single/album version…

Soul-stirring unplugged rendition by Young…

NEIL YOUNG: Facebook
STEPHEN STILLS: Website

DEPECHE MODE – Sticky Synth Pop Hit ‘I JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH’ Came Out 40 Years Ago Today

Top singles from the past

7 September 2021

Band: DEPECHE MODE
Who: Globally famous electro trio from Essex, England
Active: Since 1980 / 14 studio albums (so far)

Single: I JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH
Written by Vince Clarke who left soon and
formed Yazoo and afterward Erasure

Released: 7 September 1981 – 40 years ago today
Score: #8 in the UK / hitherto more than 217 million
spins on Spotify

Album: Speak & Spell (their debut LP)

Every time I think of you
I know we have to meet
And I just can’t get enough
And I just can’t get enough

The original video clip (more than 57 million views on YT)…

DEPECHE MODE: Facebook