Author Archives: Shawn Foxx

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Happy 69th Heavenly birthday to the great Tom Petty!! He would have turned 69 this Sunday. In early 1982, the second and last single from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers album, ‘Long After Dark’ was released. “Change Of Heart” hit the Top 40  and peaked at #21! The first 100,000 copies of the 45 rpm…Read more »

A memory hit me today.

A memory hit me today.

Was listening to some music, kinda random, and Fats Domino came on. I’ve loved Fats Domino for a long time and have the 4 CD Imperial Records era box set. I was introduced to his music by my grandmother. “Gramma Ruby” is a southern woman who loved to put music on for the grandkids and…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 76!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 76!

When water was in short supply, people would actually use beer to baptize children. It was widespread enough that Pope Gregory IX officially decreed that using beer in baptism made the ceremony invalid. Firestone Walker 2015 Sucaba Last year at this time, I went to the Quad Cities for a memorial and celebration of my friend, Tim, who died…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Santana – Hold On The first single coming from Santana’s 1981 album, ‘Shango’, “Hold On” became the band’s tenth most successful song in the U.S., peaking at #15 on the Hot 100!Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Joey Scarbury – Theme From “The Greatest American Hero” (Believe It Or Not) The theme song from the TV show, The Greatest American Hero was a smash hit because of the smash hit show! I remember my dad loving the show and giggling whenever William Katt fell from the sky (remember, he never figured out…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

The Jacksons – State Of Shock This is the biggest hit that came from The Jacksons ‘Victory” album from 1984. It features Mick Jagger and was the last Top 10 for The Jacksons, peaking at #3 on the Hot 100. It was certified gold by the RIAA and was the last single to do that…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Happy 79th birthday to Cliff Richard! Cliff Richard – Dreamin’ Cliff Richard hit the Top 10 in 1980 with this single, “Dreamin’”, from his album, ‘I’m No Hero’. The next single was supposed to be “A Little In Love” from the same album, but was delayed due to the release of his duet with Olivia…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Happy 73rd birthday to the Daryl half of Hall & Oates! Hall & Oates – Family Man Originally, this was a Mike Oldfield (Tubular Bells/Exorcist Theme) song released in 1982, from his album, ‘5 Miles Out’. Eleven months later, Hall & Oates released it as the third single from the ‘H2O’ album, following “One On…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 75!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 75!

The word “bridal” comes from 19th century Englishmen, who took out their mates for a final “Bride Ale” the day before their wedding. Awwwwwwwwe! I had the day off last Friday as my wife and I had tickets to “Hops For Hospice” at Allen Hospital. HFH event will support the G.I.F.T. Fund.  The G.I.F.T. Fund is…Read more »