English Glam Rockers MUD Topped The UK Charts This Day In 1974 (Many Hated The Tearjerker)

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21 December 2022

Flamboyant rockers MUD were one of those hit bands during the 70s glam and
glitter years. They scored a series of number ones. One of them was a cheesy,
sugary Christmas carol named LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS, written by the hottest
songwriters at the time – Nicky Chin and Mike Chapman (The Sweet, Suzi Quatro,
Smokie
). The single went to the top of the UK Charts this day in 1974.

For all the lonely people at Xmas…

MUD: Bio – Discography

7-Inch History – STATUS QUO Rockin’ All Over The World 45 Years Ago

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11 November 2022

Legendary 12-bar boogie woogie rockers STATUS QUO released
their 10th LP Rockin’ All Over The World 45 years ago today.

The title track was written by former Creedence Clearwater Revival
voice/face John Fogerty. The Quo‘s version peaked at #3 on the
UK Singles Chart.

Here we go, Quoooooo…

Opening with this cracker at Live Aid
in Webley Stadium, London in 1985
before the eyes of the world.

STATUS QUO: Bio – Discography – Facebook

7-Inch History – NAZARETH 1974 – R.I.P. Dan McCafferty

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10 November 2022

Band: NAZARETH
Famous Scottish hard rockers
from Dunfermline, Scotland
Active: 1968-present

Original frontman Dan McCafferty left the band in 2013 due
to health problems. He passed away 2 days ago, on 8 November.
R.I.P.

The Scots scored big time with their 1975 LP HAIR OF THE DOG,
the one with their memorable cover of Love Hurts (more than
150 million streams on Spotify). The song was written in 1960
by country-soul singer-songwriter Boudleaux Bryant.

But the album’s title track was a hit single too (covered
by Guns ‘n Roses iN 1993). Do you know the banger?

“Now you’re messin’ with a son of a bitch

Okay, I surrender, here’s Love Hurts

NAZARETH: Bio – Discography

LEONARD COHEN (Who Passed Away 6 Years Ago Today) With SUZANNE

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8 November 2022

Yes, it’s been already six years today since that singer-songwriter
giant LEONARD COHEN passed away, at the age of 82.

In memory here’s one of his most famous songs. SUZANNE (almost 110 million streams
on Spotify) was released as a single in 1967 – inspired by Cohen’s platonic relationship with dancer Suzanne Verdal – taken from his debut album Songs Of Leonard Cohen .

Studio original

Touching live version

COHEN: Bio – Discography

7-Inch History – One Hit Wonder BARRY McGUIRE Highly Relevant Again

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4 November 2022

Artist: Barry McGuire – American artist born 87 years
ago today in Oklahoma City. Happy birthday!

Single: Eve Of Destruction

Written by: singer-songwriter P.F. Sloan in 1964, covered
by many with McGuire’s version the most successful.

Note: The song refers to lots of social issues of the (mid)sixties,
including the Vietnam War, the threat of nuclear war, the Civil Rights
Movement,
turmoil in the Middle East, and the American space
program. Some American radio stations banned it.

Released: August 1965 – 57 years ago
Score: #1 in the UK and #3 in the US

Don’t you understand, what I’m trying to say?
And can’t you feel the fears I’m feeling today?
If the button is pushed, there’s no running away,
There’ll be no one to save with the world in a grave,
Take a look around you, boy, it’s bound to scare you, boy,
And you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
Ah, you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction

BARRY McGUIRE: Bio

7-Inch History – SPIZZENERGI With ‘SOLDIER SOLDIER’ – 1979

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3 November 2022

Band: SPIZZENERGI
Who: Wicked British combo formed in 1979 and led
by vocalist/guitarist Kenneth Spiers aka SPIZZ.
They also were infamous for changing the band’s name
every year, subsequent names including Athletico Spizz 80,
Spizzoil and The Spizzles
.
Active: 1979–1982, 1987–1988, 2007–present


Back in time

Single: SOLDIER SOLDIER
Released in 1979

Soldier, soldier, what’s your price?
Soldier, soldier, to be very nice?
Soldier, soldier, I’ll give you ten pence
Soldier, soldier, go ‘n’ jump on to the fence

Soldier, soldier, with your fascist jackboots
Soldier, soldier, to jump on ‘commie’ troops
Soldier, soldier, I’ll give you ten pence
Soldier, soldier, go ‘n’ jump on to the fence

Press play and spizz it up…

SPIZZENERGI: Discography – Instagram

7-INCH HISTORY – JERRY LEE LEWIS 65 Years Ago

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2 November 2022

Last week rock ‘n’ roll hero JERRY LEE LEWIS passed away, aged 87.
A pioneer of the genre, a piano wizard, a controversial man at times,
and a madman performer.

To honor the great balls of fire icon here’s one of his timeless hits
WHOLE LOT OF SHAKIN’ GOIN’ ON (written by Dave “Curlee” Williams
and sometimes also credited to James Faye “Roy” Hall. The song was
first recorded by Big Maybelle). It was released in 1957, 65 years ago.

Shake shake shake

JERRY LEE LEWIS: Bio – Discography