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.
It’s Monday! “I Don’t Like Mondays”, by the Irish band, The Boomtown Rats, was a Number One hit in the UK, in the Summer of 1979. But it only reached Number 74, on the Billboard Hot 100. It was inspired by a School shooting in San Diego, by Brenda Spicer, in January 1979. When asked …
This reggae crossover hit for Third World, Now That We Found Love, reached Number 10, in the UK, and Number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1978.
On this Sunday afternoon, a reminder of simpler times, from 1968, this the Small Faces, and their single Lazy Sunday. The low-budget promotional video for “Lazy Sunday” was filmed at Kenney Jones’ parents’ home on Havering Street in Stepney, East London and features his next door neighbour pretending to strangle Steve Marriott.
Probably the greatest rock song of all time, Stairway To Heaven, by Led Zeppelin, from their 1971 Album, Led Zeppelin IV. Definitely near the top of my all time Top 100.
Since You’ve Been Gone is from the fourth album, “Down To Earth”, by Rainbow, released in 1979. This single reached Number 6 in the UK.
This song, Highway Star, is from the 1972 album, Machine Head, by Deep Purple. I remember buying a used copy of that great album, on vinyl, in 1972, or 1973.
This is probably my favorite Rolling Stones song. Paint It Black was released in 1966, reaching Number One in the UK and the USA, and around the World. It went on to be featured on the movie soundtracks, of “Full Metal Jacket” and “The Devils Advocate”.
Fool For Your Lovin’ by Whitesnake, was a hit in the UK in 1980. One we used to play at the White Horse pub, in Swanage. This is on my Top 100 records of all time list.