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.
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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 …
Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son (1976)
This was the first hit for Kansas, “Carry On Wayward Son”. It reached number 11, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1976, but only made it to 51, in the UK, being their only hit there. We used to play this, at the White Horse pub, in Swanage, in the UK, around 1978 to 1981. …
Diana Ross & The Supremes – Baby Love (1964)
This song, Baby Love, was the second of a long line of hits, for Diana Ross and The Supremes, on the Tamla Motown label. It reached number one, in the UK and on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1964. It is one of my Top 100, all time favorites.
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – Young Girl (1968)
From 1968, this song, one of my all time favorites, Young Girl, by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, reached number 1 in the UK, and number 2, on the Billboard Top 100 charts.
Styx – Babe (1980)
The first time I played, this for you, was 40 years ago, today. I remembered…
Tony Rich Project – Nobody Knows (1996)
Nobody Knows, by the Tony Rich Project reached Number 4, in the UK, and Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1996 Dedicated to my late ex wife.
The Fugees – Ready Or Not
Ready or not, by the Fugees reached Number 1, in the UK, in 1996, but did not show on the Billboard Hot 100, in the USA. Although it did reach Number 22, on the Billboard R&B chart, that year.
Harry Nilsson – Without You (1972)
Originally released in 1971, Without You, by Nilsson, or Harry Nilsson reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and on the Billboard Contemporary Singles chart in early 1972. It also spent three weeks at number one, in 1972, in the UK. This song has always been a favorite of mine, and features in my …
Steve Miller Band – The Joker (1974)
Originally released in 1973, The Joker, by The Steve Miller Band topped the Billboard Hot 100, in early 1974. It later reached number one, in 1990, in the UK, because of the song was used in a TV Commercial, for Levi jeans.