To mark the death of US Funk, Soul and R&B singer, Betty Wright on May 10th, 2020, here is her hit “Clean Up Woman” from 1971. It reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, but did not chart, in the UK.
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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 …
Sid Vicious – My Way (1978)
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. …
May 28th, 2019 – Happy Birthday Kylie Minogue
Wishing Australian Actress and Singer, Kylie Minogue, a happy 51st birthday, today May 28th, 2019. Here is, what is probably, her biggest Worldwide hit, from 2001, “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”.
Dennis Brown – Money In My Pocket (1979)
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.
Diana Ross – All Of My Life (1973)
This song, one of my favorites, by Diana Ross was a top ten hit, but only in the UK in January 1974.