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 […]

22nd February 1981, One Hit Wonder Joe Dolce was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Shaddap You Face,’ famously keeping the legendary Ultravox song, Vienna, off the UK No.1 slot. ‘Shaddap You Face’ was Number 1 in 11 countries with over 35 different foreign language cover versions, selling over 4 million copies. More […]

11th February 1972, Led Zeppelin scored their third US Top 20 hit single with ‘Black Dog / Misty Mountain Hop’, peaking at No.15, and taken from their fourth album. The song’s title is a reference to a nameless black Labrador retriever that wandered around the Headley Grange studios during recording. Robert Plant recorded his vocal […]

Glenn Frey had a hit in 1984 with the song “Smuggler’s Blues”. But…. Jimmy Buffett lived it, and wrote a song about it, “Jamaica Mistaica”. On Jan 16, 1996: Jimmy’s seaplane, ‘Hemisphere Dancer’ was shot at by Jamaican authorities after being mistaken for a drug smuggler’s plane. Buffett was on board along with and U2’s […]

When The Beatles hit the scene, some kids started to wear their hair a little longer. When The Rolling Stones came along with long hair, it became the standard for just about all the teenagers in the UK. There were some barbers / hairdresser there that had been pretty vocal about the hair style hurting […]

25th Dec 1982, David Bowie had a No.3 UK hit with a duet with Bing Crosby, ‘Peace On Earth – Little Drummer Boy.’ The single became one of Bowie’s best selling in his career, with total estimated sales over 400,000 in the UK alone. The Christmas song was written in 1941, while the ‘Peace on […]

Stephen Stills song “Love the One You’re With” first hit the Billboard charts on Dec. 12, 1970. It was his first single release from his solo debut “Stephen Stills,” and it eventually peaked at No. 14 in the Billboard Hot 100. Stills wrote the song after being inspired by the tag line — “If you […]

Wayne Fontana of ‘Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders’ fame had a #1 hit with the song “Game of Love”. He didn’t fare so well with his idea of the “game of justice. On Nov. 9, 2007, Wayne was found guilty of arson after setting a police car on fire, then he showed up to court […]

4th Nov 1989, Elton John scored his 50th UK chart hit when ‘Sacrifice’, entered the charts. Only Cliff Richard and Elvis Presley had also achieved this feat. Sacrifice was initially released as a single in 1989, but stalled at No.55 in the UK and at No.18 in the US. English DJ, Steve Wright, began playing […]

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