Gerry & The Pacemakers – You’ll Never Walk Alone (1964)

I recently managed to find a copy of this song, on vinyl, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, by British band, Gerry & The Pacemakers. It reached number 1, in the UK, in 1964, but never charted on the Billboard Hot 100. This song is a huge football (soccer) anthem, in the UK, particularly in Liverpool, where […]

Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder – Ebony And Ivory (1982)

Wow, can you believe this classic, is 38 years old? “Ebony And Ivory” is a musical collaboration, by British former Beatle, Paul McCartney and American singer songwriter Stevie Wonder. It reached number 1, on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1, in the UK. in May 1982, where it stayed for 7 weeks.  

Little Richard – Tutti Frutti (1955)

To mark the death of US Rock And Roll singer, Little Richard on May 9th, 2020, here is his hit “Tutti Frutti” from 1955. It reached number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 29, on the chart, in the UK. It has charted multiple times since then, of course.

Millie Small – My Boy Lollipop (1964)

To mark the death of reggae and ska pioneer Millie Small, on May 5th, 2020, here is her only big hit “My Boy Lollipop” from 1964. It reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, also number 2, in the UK, that year. I remember we had this record, at home, growing up, in the […]

The Stranglers – No More Heroes (1977)

This song, by the Stranglers, is to commemorate the untimely death of Dave Greenfield, on May 3rd, 2020. Dave was the keyboard player from British Punk Rock band, The Stranglers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Greenfield This was one of the earlier hits for the Stranglers “No More Heroes”. It never charted on the Billboard Hot 100, but did reach […]

1980: Gloria Gaynor wins Best Disco Recording Grammy Award

On this day, February 27th, 1980, 40 years ago, I Will Survive, by Gloria Gaynor won the first and last Grammy Award, ever awarded for Best Disco Recording. This song reached number 1 in the UK, on the Billboard Hot 100, in the USA, and around the world, in 1979.   https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/i-will-survive-wins-the-firstand-lastgrammy-ever-awarded-for-best-disco-recording

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