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19th November 2004, Record producer Terry Melcher, who was behind hits by the Byrds, Ry Cooder and the Beach Boys, died aged 62 after a long battle with skin cancer. The son of actress Doris Day, he co-wrote ‘Kokomo’ for The Beach Boys, produced ‘Mr Tambourine Man’ for the Byrds, as well as hits for […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/the-weird-world-of-one-hit-wonders/ One-Hit Wonders: Welcome To The Weird World Of One-Off Hits Pop music history is scattered with one-hit wonders in all shapes and sizes, from comedy songs to artists that really deserved better. Read it here

We like this page! https://www.facebook.com/smashhits/ Smash Hits Cripes! After a decade in the pop “wilderness” Smash Hits is back! Back! BACK!!! The legendary pop institution that presided over everything from flexi-discs and 7” singles to CD singles (ask your dad) and the mighty cassingle! From 70s post-punk and clever-trousers new wave through to the most […]

30th Dec 1928, Born on this day, Bo Diddley guitarist, singer, (R&B hits, ‘Bo Diddley’, ‘You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover’, 1963 UK No.34 single ‘Pretty Thing’). When The Beatles first went to the US, John Lennon was asked what he would like to see; he replied ‘Bo Diddley.’ Bo Diddley died from […]


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