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
The first time I played, this for you, was 40 years ago, today. I remembered…
John Simon Ritchie (10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979), known professionally as Sid Vicious, was an English bassist and vocalist. He achieved prominence as a member of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid_Vicious One of the songs he is best known for is an adaption of the Frank Sinatra song, My Way. […]
This song, “Living In America”, by James Brown, was released in 1985, but reached number 4, on the Billboard Hot 100, in early 1986. It reached number 5, in the UK.
To celebrate the 31st birthday, of the talented British singer, Adele, here is her biggest hit, one of my Top 100 records, of all time. From 2015, this is “Hello”.
April 28th. On This Day In History, 1973: The album The Dark Side of the Moon by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd entered the Billboard Top LP’s & Tape chart, on which it spent a record 942 weeks. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Side_of_the_Moon> Here is one of the best known tracks from this iconic album, “Money”.
On this day, April 21st, in 1973, Tony Orlando & Dawn, topped the Billboard charts, with “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree”. This was a huge hit, around the World.
3 years ago, today, the World lost a unique talent. Prince, died, at his home, of an accidental overdose of the prescription drug Fentanyl, on April 21st, 2016. Here is one of his biggest hits, from 1984, “When Doves Cry”.
To celebrate the 45th birthday of former Spice Girl, Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham, here is the debut single, by the Spice Girls. Wannabe was released in July, 1996, in the UK, and went on to become the fastest selling debut single, of all time. It stayed at number one, for seven weeks. In the USA, […]
On April 11th, 1970, 49 years ago today, “Let It Be”, the Beatles last single, before they disbanded, reached number one, on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was of course a huge hit around the World, but only reached number two, in the UK. This song, reminds be of my late, older brother, Brian, […]