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Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky From the seventh studio album, ‘Out Of The Blue’ from 1978, Jeff Lynne wrote this song while staying in a Swiss chalet. It was cold, cloudy and rainy for two weeks and he wasn’t getting any inspiration to write. He says,  “It was dark and misty for 2…Read more »

RANDOM FACTOID!

RANDOM FACTOID!

Here’s something most of you didn’t know. On January 3, 1961, everyone in Goldsboro, North Carolina had no idea that their town had almost been blown away by a nuclear bomb. A B-52 bomber carrying two Mark-39 Hydrogen bombs lost control and began to tailspin toward the city. Both pilots ejected before the plane crashed…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Dave Edmunds – Slipping Away Dave Edmunds was more popular overseas, especially in his own country, the U.K. However, he did have two successful singles to hit the Top 40 in the states. “I Hear You Knocking” was his first big hit here but today’s Forgotten 45 peaked at number #39 on the Hot 100.…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Sheena Easton – Strut One of Sheena Easton’s biggest hits is today’s Forgotten 45. Written by Charlie Dore (remember her big hit, “Pilot Of The Airwaves”?) and her longtime writing partner Julian Littman, Sheena recorded “Strut” for her ‘A Private Heaven’ album released in 1984. “Strut” was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female at the 27th Grammy…Read more »

Money – That’s What I Want

Money – That’s What I Want

There are lots of song about or referencing the all-mighty dollar. ‘MONEY‘ BY PINK FLOYD, 1973 ‘SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY’ BY DONNA SUMMER, 1983 ‘RICH GIRL’ BY HALL AND OATES, 1976 ‘MONEY (THAT’S WHAT I WANT)’ BY BARRETT STRONG, 1960 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY’ BY THE O’JAYS, 1973 ‘IF I HAD $1,000,000’ BY BARENAKED LADIES, 1993 And…Read more »

Today’s Forgotte 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotte 45 @ 45!

Happy 75th Birthday Sly Stone! Sly & The Family Stone – I Want To Take You Higher This song was one of the highlights and memorable performances at Woodstock in the summer of 1969.  It comes from the album, ‘Stand!” and it isn’t any sort of “message song”. It’s just about the feeling you get…Read more »

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 57!

Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 57!

Q.Explain the roots of the Scandinavian toast, sköl. A.The familiar Scandinavian toast sköl derives from scole, the drinking bowl shaped like the upper half of a human skull. Originally, these bowls were fashioned from the actual skulls of an enemy killed in battle. So, next time you toast, just be American about and yell, “YOUR…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Chilliwack – Whatcha Gonna Do (When I’m Gone) Today, the band out of Canada named after a city in that great country, Chilliwack was very successful in their home country and bubbled up into the U.S. Hot 100 a few times. From the tenth studio album, ‘Opus X’, the biggest hit to cross the border…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

The Beatles – The Ballad of John & Yoko An interesting single and one of the few Beatles songs that only have John and Paul on it. George was on holiday (vacation) and Ringo was filming The Magic Christian with Peter Sellers. The song was written by John and was a bit of a story…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Celebrating James Taylor’s 71st birthday! James Taylor – Shower The People James Taylor turns 71 today so we will focus on a fairly forgotten hit from his 1976 album, ‘In The Pocket’. Carly Simon adds backing vocals to this hit, “Shower The People”. It peaked at #22 on the Hot 100 and stayed in the…Read more »