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

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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’

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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

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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

TOM TOM CLUB Released Their Huge Hit ‘GENIUS OF LOVE’ 40 Years Ago Today

6 September 2021

Band: TOM TOM CLUB
Who: Side project of Talking Heads members
Chris Frantz (drummer) and Tina Weymouth (bassist)
Active: Since 1981 / 6 studio albums

Single: GENIUS OF LOVE
More than 31 million spins on Spotify

Released: 6 September 1981 – 40 years ago today – except
in the USA where it came out, along with the self-titled debut
album, later in that year following the fact that over more than
100.000 copies of the single were sold via import. Eventually
Genius Of Love topped the Billboard Disco Top 80 chart.

Tina Weymouth about being incapable of playing the bassline she
wrote herself: “We were given extremely limited studio time – just three days –
and when it was time to do that track my whole right arm seized up in a terrible
cramp, and I couldn’t play. I had never played in the studio around the clock like
we were doing, so I didn’t even know that could happen. I ended up waking the
assistant engineer – he was asleep under the console – and I showed him the
part, and he played it. Chris was mad, but I really couldn’t play; my hand
wouldn’t even close. So we did what we had to do. These things happen.”

Here comes the genius of Tom Tom Club

TOM TOM CLUB: History

Reggae Pioneer LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY Upsets Heaven

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1 September 2021

Artist: LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY
Who: Highly influencing Jamaican reggae pioneer.
His innovative studio techniques and production
style made him a worldwide respected musician.

Perry was born in Kendal, Jamaica in 1936. He passed
away three days ago, aged 85. Rest in peace.

Classic cracker: I AM THE UPSETTER
Released: 1968 under the name Lee King Perry

Now playing in reggae heaven…

LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY: History

BLUR Topped UK Singles Charts This In 1995 With ‘COUNTRY HOUSE’

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27 August 2021

Band: BLUR (London)
Active: 1988–present
(hiatuses: 2004–2008, 2016–2018)

SINGLE: Country House
B-SIDES: One Born Every Minute
and To The End with French 60s
star Françoise Hardy.

Score: No 1 in the UK – this day in 1995

Note: The single came out the same day as
the Oasis single Roll with It came in at No 2
The chart battle was dubbed the Battle of
Britpop
.

Album: The Great Escape

“He’s reading Balzac, knocking back Prozac
It’s a helping hand that makes you feel wonderfully blind”

All together now…

BLUR: Facebook