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”.
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, […]
The title track, to the 1971 album, of the same name, American Pie, by Don McLean reached number one, for four weeks, in the USA, in 1972. In 1971 it reached number two, for three weeks in the UK. The main theme “The Day The Music Died” refers to the February 1959 plane crash, that […]
On April 6th, 1974, 45 years ago today, Swedish Pop group, ABBA, won the Eurovision Song Contest, and our hearts. The rest as they say, is history…
A number 14 hit, in the UK in 1979, after this was remixed as a disco mix, Dennis Brown sang about “Money In My Pocket”. This is one of my all time Top 100.
To celebrate the 33rd birthday of Lady Gaga, I play here for you, her Billboard Hot 100, number 2 hit, from 2009, “Bad Romance”. This single also reached number 1 in the UK, and most of the World, in that year.
I just saw in the news, that Roger Charlery, AKA Ranking Roger, from British band, The Beat, (English Beat, in the USA), has died, losing his battle with cancer. RIP. This song was one of their biggest hits, from 1980, this is Mirror In The Bathroom. It reached Number 4 in the UK, and Number […]
To celebrate the 75th birthday of Diana Ross, I play here, what became her second solo, Billboard Hot 100, number 1 hit, from 1973, “Touch Me In The Morning”. This single also reached number 6 in the UK, in that year.
On This Day In History. March 20th, 1982. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts reached Number One on the Billboard Hot 100, with I Love Rock N Roll.
From his 1973 album, “Aladdin Sane”, this song was the second single, from that album, reaching Number Three on the charts in the UK, in the Spring of 1973. Apparently it failed to make any impression in the USA. This was always one of my favorites, from that time, growing up in the UK, way […]