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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 »

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 »

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 »

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!

The Cars – Touch And Go The lead-off single from The Cars’ third studio album, ‘Panorama’. For me, it’s one of the forgotten albums that didn’t have a lot of radio play other than the highest charting single from it, “Touch And Go”, which peaked at #37. John Lennon loved this song and mentions it…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we will celebrate the talent and power of women in pop music, every Friday of this month! Madonna – Live To Tell Originally, producer/songwriter Pat Leonard composed this as part of a score for the movie Fire With Fire, however, and instrumental of it was…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Paul Davis – I Go Crazy Paul Davis passed April 22, 2008, 1 day after his 60th birthday. He was about to record a new album that year. Celebrating the songwriting genius, we go back to 1977 and the #7 hit, “I Go Crazy” from his album ‘Singer of Songs: Teller of Tales”. I’ve always…Read more »

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Celebrating Kiki Dee’s 72nd birthday! Kiki Dee – I’ve Got The Music In Me Kiki Dee is the first British female to sign with Motown’s Tamla label. She had been in the music biz for most of the 60s in the UK. Minor hits there and BBC radio play… However, it wasn’t until 1973 when…Read more »