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. […]

T. Rex – Hot Love (1971)

This song, Hot Love, was the first of many number one hits, for British band T.Rex. It reached number 1, in the UK and stayed there for 6 weeks, beginning on March 20th, of 1971, but only reached number 72, on the Billboard Hot 100. On his two appearances, in March of 1971, on the […]

Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime (1970)

With the nice warm Spring weather we have had lately, it feels like the Summer is on it’s way. This song reminds me of Summer evenings, back home, in the UK. From 1970, when this reached number 1 in the UK, and number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, this is “In The Summertime”, by […]

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. […]

The Beatles – Let It Be (1970)

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, […]

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