Perfect Tune For This Heatwave – ‘HOT STUFF’ By THE ROLLING STONES

Top singles from the past…

7 August 2020

Band: The Rolling Stones
Song: Hot Stuff
B-side: Hand Of Fate

Released: 1976
Score: #49 in the US where it was actually released
as a promo single for the ‘Black and Blue‘ LP.
Not released in the UK.

Album: Black And Blue 
Their 13th British and 15th American studio album.
It topped the US  charts and peaked at #2 in the UK.

Perfect tune for these heatwave days…

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Debut Single ‘WHATCHA GONNA DO ABOUT IT’ By SMALL FACES Released 55 Years Ago…

Top singles from the past…

6 August 2020

Band: Small Faces  (London)
Active: 1965–1969 / 1975–1978
Single: Whatcha Gonna Do About It
B-side: What’s A Matter Baby

Released: 6 August 1965 – 55 years ago today
Score: #14 in the UK –  legend goes that their
manager Don Arden admitted he spend £12,000 on chart
fixing to ensure the band’s debut song would be a hit

C’mon, Steve

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‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ By ST. ETIENNE – Neil Young Cover Released 30 Years Ago

Top singles from the past…

1 August 2020

Band:  St. Etienne (London, England)
Who: Indie synth-pop trio with Sarah Cracknell
Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs.
Active: 1990 – present
Single: Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Neil Young
song from his 1970 album After The Goldrush)

Released: 20 May 1990 – 30 years ago
Album: Foxbase Alpha  – released 1992

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‘Summertime Blues’ By BLUE CHEER – Released In 1968

Top singles from the past…

29 July 2020

Band: Blue Cheer (San Francisco)
Active: 1966- 2009 (with different line-ups over the years)
Single: Summertime Blues (original by Eddie Cochran)
B-side: Out Of Focus

Released: 1968
Score: #3 in Canada, #14 in the US
Album: Vincebus Eruptum – debut LP

Sometimes I wonder
What I’m-a gonna do
But there ain’t no cure
For the summertime blues

Let’s roll

C’mon Eddie

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‘Fame’ By DAVID BOWIE Released 45 Years Ago

Top singles from the past…

26 July 2020

Artist: David Bowie  (8 Jan 1947 – 10 Jan 2016)
Single: Fame 
Written by: David Bowie, 
Carlos Alomar
and John Lennon  
B-side: Right 

Released: 25 July 1975 – 45 years ago
Score: Bowie’s first No 1 in the US
and Canada, #17 in the UK
Album: Young Americans   (7 March 1975)

Fame, what you like is in the limo
Fame, what you get is no tomorrow
Fame, what you need you have to borrow Fame
Fame, it’s mine, it’s mine, it’s just his line
To bind your time, it drives you to crime… 

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Hole-In-One! BLACK GRAPE Released Triumphant Single ‘IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER’ 25 Years Ago

Top singles from the past…

25 July 2020

Band: Black Grape (Greater Manchester, UK)
Who: Members of Happy Mondays (Shaun Ryder and Bez)
and  Ruthless Rap Assassins
Active: 1993–1998, 2010, 2015
Single: In The Name Of The Father
Written by: Danny Saber and Shaun Ryder
B-sides: Land Of 1000 Karma Sutra Babes
and In The Name Of The Father (Choppers Mix)

Released: 25 July 1995 – 25 years ago today
Score: #8 in the UK
AlbumIt’s Great When You’re Straight…Yeah  – debut LP

C’mon Shaun

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