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In 1958, The Four Preps had a huge hit with the song "26 Miles". The song was about Santa Catalina Island, off the coast of Los Angeles. If you happened to be on Catalina 52 years ago tonight, you would have been in for a treat. The Yardbirds were playing at the Casino Ballroom. It […]

11th August 1956, Elvis Presley’s double sided hit ‘Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog’ was released. The single went to No.1 on the US chart, where it stayed for 11 weeks – a record that would not be broken until 1992’s Boyz II Men hit ‘End of the Road’. Read it here

29th July 1956, Carl Perkins was on the UK singles chart with his debut UK hit ‘Blue Suede Shoes’. Johnny Cash planted the seed for the song in the fall of 1955, while Perkins, Cash, Elvis Presley toured throughout the South. Cash told Perkins of a black airman whom he had met when serving in […]

“…Mommy, where do ideas for hit songs come from?…” A still-struggling Buddy Holly went to a John Wayne movie on May 31, 1956 at the State theater in Lubbock, TX. The movie he saw was “The Searchers,” At two points in the movie, John Wayne sarcastically replies “that’ll be the day” to another character. Those […]

Most of you will remember the hit by Steely Dan “FM”. But how many of you remember or even saw the movie it was the theme from? The movie “FM” opened in nationwide distribution in the US on May 3, 1978. The movie, about a radio station was a flop but it did have guest […]

Billy Joel is celebrating his 69th birthday today. Since releasing his first hit song, “Piano Man”, in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. He has had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the […]

18th April 2006, A line from U2’s 1992 hit ‘One’ was voted the UK’s favourite song lyric after in a poll of 13,000 people by music channel VH1. The line “One life, with each other, sisters, brothers” came top. The Smiths lyric “So you go, and you stand on your own, and you leave on […]

27th March 1972, Elvis Presley recorded what would be his last major hit, ‘Burning Love,’ which became a No.2 hit on the US chart. Written by Dennis Linde and originally recorded by country soul artist Arthur Alexander, who included it on his 1972 self-titled album. It was soon covered and brought to fame by Elvis, […]

A hit pop record wasn’t what he wanted, so he left. On March 13, 1965, Eric Clapton left The Yardbirds. He didn’t like what he called the bands new ‘pop’ direction. The band had just had a major hit with the Graham Gouldman penned “For Your Love”, and Eric wanted to keep playing more blues […]

On March 6, 1982, The Go Go’s LP ‘Beauty And The Beat’ hit the #1 spot on the US album charts. It would stay there a total of 6 weeks. Still listen to The Go Go’s? And any of you guys ever have a crush on any of the members of the band? Read It […]


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