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Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Happy birthday to little Leo Sayer! He’s 71 today! Leo Sayer – Long Tall Glasses Leo Sayer’s second album, ‘Just A Boy’ is a benchmark release for his career. “Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)” became it’s biggest hit, peaking at # 9 on the Hot 100 in 1974 and it was one of the…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Van Stephenson – Modern Day Delilah Going back to 1984 and Van Stephenson’s second release. It was his biggest Top 40 hit, peaking #22! He had other hits earlier in his career on the country charts, like his first hit as a songwriter. he wrote Crystal Gale’s “Your Kisses Will” in 1979. That just broke…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

England Dan & John Ford Coley – Love Is The Answer Written by Todd Rundgren and recorded by his band, Utopia in 1977, this version of “Love Is The Answer” was recorded and released as single by¬†England Dan & John Ford Coley in 1979. It peaked at #10 on the Hot 100 and Coley was…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Donnie Iris – Love Is Like A Rock The second single from his ‘King of Cool’ album, Donnie Iris just broke the Top 40 with “Love Is Like A Rock”. It peaked at #37, but peaked at #9 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It From their 1981 album, ‘Something Special’, Kool & The Gang came out swinging with a funky monster hit, “Get Down On It”. It hit the Top 10 on both the Pop and R & B charts.Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Happy 67th Birthday to the Talking Heads head head, David Byrne! Talking Heads – Wild Wild Life In 1986, David Byrne and the Talking Heads had the idea for a movie which would be a way to keep the band in the minds of fans, movie goers and the like, because of the success of…Read more »

Today’s Fogotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Fogotten 45 @ 45!

Happy birthday, Stevie Wonder! He turns 69 today! The single “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” comes from Stevie Wonder’s ‘Hotter Than July’ album from 1980. An ode to Bob Marley, the song has a heavy reggae beat after having Bob as his opening act on his US tour, earlier that year. This was also the lead single…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Alan Parsons Project – I Wouldn’t Want To be Like You The legendary recording engineer who helped The Beatles on Abbey Road and Pink Floyd on Dark Side Of The Moon, became a clever producer and songwriter as well with his own “project”. Alan Parsons Project became what he wanted to hear in music and…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Wishing Billy Joel and Happy 70th! Billy Joel – An Innocent Man The title track to Bill Joel’s ninth studio album, ‘An Innocent Man’ was the third single released from the album. The album, released in 1983, did VERY well for Joel, with 7 singles and 6 of them hitting the Top 40! The lowest…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Diesel –¬†Sausolito Summernight This band out of the Netherlands had a memorable hit come of their debut album, “Watts In A Tank”. This song, “Sausolito Summernight”, became a #1 in Canada and Top 40 in the US! It debuted on the US Hot 100 at #86, and eventually made it to the #25 spot toward…Read more »