Sunday, December 27, 2009

௫ RAY T. PETERSON, The Wonder Of You|Tell Laura I Love Her| Corrina Corrina|

Ray T. Peterson was born in Denton, Texas. Blessed with a four octave singing voice, was a pop music singer who moved to Los Angeles, California in 1958 where he was attached to RCA Victor Records. After recording a few minor hits he made it into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart on June 15, 1959 with "The Wonder Of You". Elvis Presley did a cover version of this song and became Peterson's buddy.

Lyrics | Ray Peterson lyrics - Tell Laura I Love Her lyrics

In 1960, Peterson scored a Top 10 hit with the teenage tragedy song, "Tell Laura I Love Her", and followed that success with "Corrina, Corrina" Peterson's dramatic ballad, "I Could Have Loved You So Well", written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and produced by Spector, only reached #57 on the U.S. chart.

Peterson was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Peterson died of cancer in 2005, in Smyrna, Tennessee, aged 65 who was survived by his wife, four sons and three daughters. [wikipedia]

Sunday, December 20, 2009

௫ RAY ERSKINE PARKER, Jr |The Other Woman|Ghosbusters|I Still Can't Get Over Loving You|Jamie|

Ray Erskine Parker, Jr. (born May 1, 1954) is an American guitarist, songwriter, producer and recording artist who is well known for the theme song Ghostbusters. Parker gained his reputation during the late 1960s as a member of the house band at the 20 Grand Club. In the mid-1970s he created Raydio.

Raydio broke up in 1981, while Parker continued with his solo career, scoring six Top 40 hits, including the hit single "The Other Woman" (Pop # 4) in 1982 and "Ghostbusters" in 1984. Other hits from this period included "I Still Can't Get Over Loving You" (Pop # 12) and "Jamie" (Pop # 14).

"Ghostbusters" was the title track of the Gold-selling soundtrack of the hit movie Ghostbusters, starring Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis, and Dan Aykroyd. The single was at #1 for three weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, and at #1 for two weeks on its Black Singles chart. The song was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1984 but lost to Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You" from The Woman in Red. [wikipedia]

Saturday, December 12, 2009

௫ QUEEN, We Will Rock You|We Are The Champion|I Want To Break Free|Radio Ga Ga|Another One Bites The Dust|

Queen were an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon completing the lineup the following year. Started off as 'Smile' in 1968 during their college days and subsequently changed their name to "Queen" two years later.

'News of The World' was released in 1977 which contained "We Will Rock You" and the rock ballad "We Are the Champions", both of which reached number four in the United States and became enduring international sports anthems.

In 1984, Queen released the album The Works, which included the successful singles "Radio Ga Ga" and "I Want to Break Free". Despite these hit singles, the album failed to do well in the United States. "Radio Ga Ga" was the band's last original American Top Forty hit until 1989's "I Want It All".

Queen began the 1980s with The Game. It featured the singles "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Another One Bites the Dust", both of which reached number one in the United States. The album stayed number one for four weeks in the United States, and sold over four million copies. It was also the only album to ever top the Billboard rock, dance, and R&B charts simultaneously. 

On 23 November 1991, Mercury died of bronchial pneumonia, which was brought on by AIDS. A year later The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert was held at London's Wembley Stadium. It was a successful concert that was televised to over 1 billion viewers worldwide. The concert is listed in The Guinness Book of Records as "The largest rock star benefit concert". It raised over £20,000,000 for AIDS charities.

As of 2005, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, Queen albums have spent a total of 1,322 weeks or twenty-seven years on the United Kingdom album charts; more time than any other musical act. Also in 2005, with the release of their live album with Paul Rodgers, Queen moved into third place on the list of acts with the most aggregate time spent on the British record charts. [wikipedia]

Friday, December 4, 2009

௫ PROCOL HARUM, A Whiter Shade Of Pale|Homburg|A Salty Dog|Pandora's Box|

Procol Harum are a British rock band, formed in the 1960s, who contributed to the development of progressive rock, and by extension, symphonic rock. Their best-known recording is their 1967 single "A Whiter Shade of Pale." Although noted for itsclassical influence, Procol Harum's music also embraces the blues and pop.

Started off as The Paramounts, led by Gary Brooker and Robin Trower and including Chris Copping, the group disbanded in 1966. In April 1967, Brooker began working as a singer/songwriter and formed Procol Harum with non-Paramounts Keith Reid (poet), Hammond organist Matthew Fisher, guitarist Ray Royer and bassist David Knights. Guy Stevens, their original manager, named the band after a friend's Burmese cat.

Lyrics | Procol Harum lyrics - A Whiter Shade Of Pale lyrics

With a structure reminiscent of Baroque music, a counter melody based on J.S. Bach's cantata no.140 assigned to Fisher's Hammond organ, Brooker's soulful vocals and Reid's mysterious lyrics, "A Whiter Shade of Pale" reached #1 on the British charts and did almost as well in the United States, reaching #5.

The group's follow-up single, "Homburg", with a lineup change of former Paramounts B.J. Wilson on drums and Robin Trower on guitar, was almost as successful in the UK as it reached #6, but the LP Procol Harum, was less successful (it was recorded soon between the two hit singles, but was held back until early 1968 and in mono and phony stereo, which was unusual by that time).

A Salty Dog (1969; see 1969 in music) was popular among fans, and was their first album to sell well in the UK; it is still regarded as one of their finest albums. The title track in particular gained a good deal of US FM radio airplay, with Reid's ominous lyrics in the forefront. However, Fisher, who produced this album, departed the band soon after its release. [wikipedia]

Each time when I hear this song I will sure to have goose pimples all over..whoa love that organ sure rocks. My oh my after so many years they're still great just the same.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

௫ H:A:P:P:Y B:I:R:T:H:D:A:Y F:O:O:N:G PC!

FoongPC, a special dedication to you. Wishing you all the very best, blue skies and everything nice.

Let the NightCatz play your birthday song to you in three version. "Kung choke nei ~ nin nin yau kum yet, shuei shuei yau kum chew" - Canto. Many Happy Returns of the Day.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

മ THE POLICE, Every Breath You Take|Roxanne|Message In A Bottle|

The Police were an English rock trio, from London, England, formed originally in 1977. The trio consisted of Gordon Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), widely known by his stage name of Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar), Andy Summers (guitar, vocals) and Stewart Copeland (drums, vocals, percussion).

The Police have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, and became the world's highest-earning musicians in 2008, thanks to their reunion tour. Rolling Stone ranked The Police number 70 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

BRIT Awards
1982: Best British Group
1985: Outstanding Contribution To Music

Grammy Awards
1980: Best Rock Instrumental Performance for "Reggatta de Blanc"
1981: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Don't Stand So Close to Me"
1981: Best Rock Instrumental Performance for "Behind My Camel"
1983: Song of the Year for "Every Breath You Take" (awarded to Sting)
1983: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Every Breath You Take"
1983: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for Synchronicity

The Police were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 10 March 2003

Monday, November 23, 2009

മ .:H:A:P:P:Y B:I:R:T:H:D:A:Y R:E:A:N:A:C:L:A:I:R:E:.

Hi Reanaclaire a special dedication to your 25th birthday every year for now and forever. Age is mind over matter. If you don't mind; it doesn't matter. Wishing you "cheng choon mei lai, sum seong see seng" - canto. Many Happy Returns of The Day. Happy Birthday!

Something different from the usual birthday song, whoa I love the beat of this Japanese/English birthday song. This is specially for you - GAMBATE!!!. Hope you like it..God bless.

Friday, November 20, 2009

മ THE POINTER SISTERS, Yes We Can Can|Wang Dang Doodle|He's So Shy|Slow Hand||Jump|Neutron Dance|Freedom|

The Pointer Sisters are an American Pop/R&B recording artiste from Oakland, California that achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s. The trio consisting of Anita, June, and Ruth, after Bonnie left the group.

The first single from this album (as well as the first song on side A), a funk cover of "Yes We Can Can", reached number 11 on the pop charts, and would go on to establish itself as an R&B classic. The album's second single was a cover of Willie Dixon's Blues stomper "Wang Dang Doodle". It reached the R&B top 40 and the group's thrift shop style began to catch on with fans, many of whom would attend their shows in similar attire.

In 1980 the soulful pop single, "He's So Shy", reached number three on the charts, and the following year a slow, sultry ballad, "Slow Hand", reached number two.

Lyrics | Pointer Sisters lyrics - He's So Shy lyrics

Lyrics | Pointer Sisters lyrics - Slow Hand lyrics

In 1983, the Pointer Sisters released what became their biggest-selling album ever with Break Out. In 1983 Ruth had also become a grandmother for the first time. With the advent of MTV the sisters were able to exploit their visual style and extend their audience. In 1984 they achieved four Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles in a row. "Automatic" reached #5; "Jump (for My Love)" reached #3; a remix of "I'm So Excited" was added to the album almost a year into its shelf life and reached #9; and another single from the album, "Neutron Dance", also featured on the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack, reached #6. [Wikipedia]

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

മ The PRETENDERS, Stop Your Sobbing|Kid|Brass in Pocket|Back On The Chain Gang|I'll Stand By You|

The Pretenders are a British rock band. The original band consisted of group founder and main songwriter Chrissie Hynde (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), James Honeyman-Scott (lead guitar,backing vocals, keyboards), Pete Farndon (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Martin Chambers(drums, backing vocals, percussion).

The Pretenders quickly rose to critical attention with the January 1979 single, "Stop Your Sobbing", written in 1964 by Ray Davies. It was followed in quick succession that year by the popular singles "Kid" in June and "Brass in Pocket" in November, which cracked the American market for the band (reaching #14 on the Billboard Hot 100), and reached no.1 in the UK.

"Back on the Chain Gang," This song was released in October and marked a new level of musical sophistication for the band while becoming their biggest hit in the U.S., staying at #5 for three consecutive weeks.

Lyrics | Pretenders lyrics - I'll Stand By You lyrics

In March 2005, the Pretenders were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Only Hynde and Chambers attended the ceremony. In her acceptance speech, Hynde named and thanked all the replacement members of the group. [wikipedia]

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

മ THE PLATTERS, My Prayers|Twilight Time|Smoke Gets In Your Eyes|Great Pretender|Only You|

The Platters were a successful vocal group of the early rock and roll era. The Platters formed in Los Angeles in 1953 and were initially managed by Ralph Bass. The original group members were Alex Hodge, Cornell Gunther, David Lynch, Joe Jefferson, Gaynel Hodge and Herb Reed.

The Platters' unique vocal style had touched a nerve in the music-buying public, and a string of hit singles followed, including two more Top 100 number one hits, one Hot 100 number one hit, and more modest hits such as "I'm Sorry" (#11) and "He's Mine" (#23) in 1957, "Enchanted" (#12) in 1959, and "The Magic Touch" (#4) in 1956. The Platters soon hit upon the successful formula of updating older standards, such as "My Prayer", "Twilight Time", "Harbor Lights", "To Each His Own", "If I Didn't Care" and Jerome Kern's "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes". This latter release caused a small controversy after Kern's widow expressed concern that her late husband's composition would be turned into a "rock and roll" record. It topped both the American and British charts in a tasteful Platters-style arrangement.

The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in its inaugural year of 1998. The Platters were the first rock and roll group to have a Top Ten album in America. They were also the only act to have three songs included on the American Graffiti soundtrack that sparked an oldies revival in the early to mid-1970s: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", "The Great Pretender" and "Only You (and You Alone)". [Wikipedia]

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

മ PLAYER, Baby Come Back|This Time I'm In It For Love|

Player is an American rock band during the late 1970s. Their #1 hit, "Baby Come Back" was written by Peter Beckett and J.C. Crowley. Player first came together in Los Angeles, California. The original members included Peter Beckett (lead vocals, guitar), John Charles "J.C." Crowley (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Ronn Moss (bass, vocals) and John Friesen (drums).

Their biggest hit, "Baby Come Back", rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978 and was a chart success in other countries. Their follow up single "This Time I'm In It For Love" also peaked at No. 10 the same year. Among several notable accolades, Player was named Billboard's Best New Singles Artist of 1978. Eric Clapton became so impressed with Player that he invited them to open for him during his 1978 North American tour. This further fueled their popularity. 

The band's No. 1 signature song, "Baby Come Back", was used in the 2007 film Transformers in a scene where Bumblebee purposely stalls in a romantic location so that the protagonist, Sam Witwicky (played by Shia LaBeouf), can have some alone time with the object of his romantic desires, Mikaela Banes (played by Megan Fox). When Mikaela is about to leave, Bumblebee eventually restarts and plays the song. [wikipedia]

Friday, October 30, 2009

ø PETER, PAUL & MARY, 500 Miles|Where Have All The Flowers Gone|Puff The Magic Dragon|If I Have A Hammer|Blowing In The Wind|Leaving On A Jet Plane|

Peter, Paul and Mary, composed of trio Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers. They were one of the most successful folk-singing musical groups in the United States of the 60s.

They recorded their first album, Peter, Paul and Mary, the following year. It included "500 Miles", "Lemon Tree", and the Pete Seeger hit tunes "If I Had a Hammer" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?". The album was listed in the Billboard Magazine Top Ten for 10 months, including seven weeks in the #1 position. It remained a main catalog seller for decades to come, eventually selling over two million copies, earning Double Platinum certification from the RIAA in the United States alone.

In 1963 the group also released "Puff the Magic Dragon", with music by Yarrow and words based on a poem that had been written by a fellow student at Cornell student Leonard Lipton.

Lyrics | Peter, Paul & Mary lyrics - Puff, The Magic Dragon lyrics

The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.
"Leaving On A Jet Plane" became their only #1 hit (as well as their final Top 40 Pop hit) in December 1969, and was written by the group's friend John Denver. It was the group's only million-selling Gold single. The track first appeared on their million-selling Platinum certified Album 1700 in 1967 (which also contained their #9 hit I Dig Rock and Roll Music). "Day Is Done", a #21 hit in June 1969, was the last Hot 100 hit that the trio recorded.

Lyrics | Peter, Paul & Mary lyrics - Leaving On A Jet Plane lyrics
Peter, Paul and Mary received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award from Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006. The Peter, Paul and Mary trio came to an end on September 16, 2009, when Mary Travers died at age 72 of complications from chemotherapy, following treatment for leukemia. RIP Mary [wikipedia]

Monday, October 26, 2009

ø PINK FLOYD, The Wall|Marooned|Shine On Your Crazy Diamond|Time|Wish You Were Here|Learning To Fly|

Pink Floyd are an English rock band formed in London in 1965 who initially earned recognition for their psychedelic and space rock music, which later evolved to progressive rock music. Pink Floyd are known for philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, innovative album cover art, and elaborate live shows as what Wikipedia described them. The group have sold over 200 million albums worldwide including 74.5 million albums in the United States.

Despite never hitting #1 in the UK (it reached #3), The Wall spent 15 weeks atop the U.S. Charts in 1980. It has been certified 23x platinum by the RIAA, for sales of 11.5 million copies of the double album in the U.S. Alone.

In 1995, the band received their first and only Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for "Marooned".

On January 17, 1996 after over three decades of being one of the pioneer bands in Rock Music, Pink Floyd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins inducted Pink Floyd, the archetype mystical performance rock band, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, describing them as the "ultimate rock and roll anomaly".

Lyrics | Pink lyrics - Wish You Were Here lyrics

On 16 November 2005 Pink Floyd were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame by Pete Townshend.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

ø PHIL COLLINS, You Can't Hurry Love|Against All Odd|One More Night|Sussudio|Easy Lover|Groovy Kind Of Love|Another Day In Paradise|You'll Be In My Heart|

Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins LVO (born 30 January 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English singer-songwriter, drummer, keyboardist and actor. Collins spent most of his early entertainment life as a young actor and model. His interest in music and drumming began at school, where he drummed with a stage school band "The Real Thing. Collins was only 19 when he was successfully auditioned for Genesis IN 1970 as drummer/backup vocalist for Genesis, taking over vocals from Peter Gabriel when he left the band in 1975.

He had US number one singles with "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (1984), "One More Night" (1985), "Sussudio" (1985), "Separate Lives" (1985), "A Groovy Kind of Love" (1988), "Two Hearts" (1989) and "Another Day in Paradise" (1989).

"Against All Odds" won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1985, and it was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Winner of the 1989 Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist.

Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Male Solo Artist in 1986.

"Another Day in Paradise" went to Number 1 on the Billboard Charts at the end of 1989 and won Collins a Grammy for Record of the Year (1990). In the process, it became the last #1 U.S. Pop hit of the 1980s. Winner of the 1990 Brit Awards for British Male Solo Artist and British Single for "Another Day in Paradise".

Lyrics | Phil Collins lyrics - Another Day In Paradise lyrics

Collins' next single, "You'll Be in My Heart", from the Disney movie Tarzan, spent 19 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart - the longest time ever up to that point - and Collins obtained an Oscar. It was his third nomination in the songwriters category, having been previously nominated in 1985 and 1989.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

ø PETULA CLARK, Downtown|My Love|A Sign Of The Times|This Is My Song|Don't Sleep In The Subway|

Petula Clark, CBE (born 15 November 1932) christened as Petula Sally Olwen Clark is an English singer, actress, and composer. She has been in the entertainment industry over a span of seven decades, started her professional career as an entertainer on BBC Radio during World War II.

According to Wikipedia "Downtown" went to #1 on the American charts in January 1965, and three million copies were sold in America. It was the first of fifteen consecutive Top 40 hits Clark achieved in the United States, including "I Know a Place", "My Love", "A Sign of the Times", "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love", "This Is My Song" (from the Charles Chaplin film A Countess from Hong Kong), and "Don't Sleep in the Subway." The American recording industry honored her with Grammy Awards for "Best Rock & Roll Record" for "Downtown" in 1964 and for "Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance" for "I Know a Place" in 1965. In 2003, her recording of "Downtown" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

ø PETER AND GORDON, A World Without Love|Nobody I Know|I Don't Want To See U Again|WomanIGo To Pieces|Lady Godiva|

Peter and Gordon, formed by duo Peter Asher and Gordon Waller, began their music career in 1964,  rocketed to fame with "A World Without Love" and amassed nine Top 20 records (three of them gold) during their career.  

Please lock me away
And don't allow the day
Here inside where I hide
With my loneliness
I don't care what they say I won't stay
In a world without love
Birds sing out of tune
And rain clouds hide the moon
I'm OK, here I'll stay
With my loneliness
I don't care what they say I won't stay
In a world without love
*So I wait and in a while
I will see my true love's smile
She may come, I know not when
When she does I lose
So baby until then
Lock me away
And don't allow the day
Here inside where I hide
With my loneliness
I don't care what they say I won't stay
In a world without love

The Beatles' Paul McCartney was involved in some of the composition as Peter's sister actress Jane Asher was dating Paul , hits included "A World Without Love" (U.S. #1), "Nobody I Know," "I Don't Want To See You Again," and "Woman."

Other hits for the group included "I Go to Pieces" (U.S. #7), which was written by Del Shannon and given to the duo after the two acts toured together.  Peter and Gordon had their last hits in 1967 with "Lady Godiva" (U.S. #6), "Knight In Rusty Armour" and "Sunday for Tea."

In August 2005, Peter and Gordon reunited onstage for the first time in over 30 years, as part of two tribute concerts for Mike Smith of the Dave Clark Five in New York City. Gordon died on 17 July 2009 at the age of 64.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

ø PAULA ABDUL, Opposites Attract|Forever Your Girl|Rush Rush|My Love Is For Real|Dance Like There's No Tomorrow|

Paula Julie Abdul (born June 19, 1962) in San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, need not much of an introduction; is an American pop singer, record producer, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality and one of the three judges of American Idol.

Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her for fifth among the female solo performers who have reached #1 there. She won a Grammy for "Best Music Video - Short Form" for "Opposites Attract" and twice won the "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography."

She was selected from a pool of 700 candidates for the cheerleading squad of the Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team—the famed Laker Girls. Within three months, she became head choreographer. Six months later, she left the university to focus on her choreography and dancing career.

In 1988, Abdul released her pop debut album, Forever Your Girl. The album took 62 weeks to hit #1 on the Billboard 200 album sales chart—the longest an album has been on the market before hitting #1—and spent 10 weeks there. The album eventually became multi-platinum in the spring and summer of 1989, and it spawned five American Top Three singles, four of them #1s (three in 1989 and one in 1990): "Straight Up", "Forever Your Girl", "Cold Hearted", "(It's Just) The Way That You Love Me", and "Opposites Attract". A remix album, Shut Up and Dance, was also released and reached #7 on Billboard's album chart, becoming one of the most successful remix albums to date. The Grammy award-winning video for "Opposites Attract" featured an animated cat named MC Skat Kat. Abdul also went on a Club MTV tour where she performed songs from her album. Several other acts were also on the tour.

Abdul's follow-up album, 1991's Spellbound, contained another string of hits, and sold 13 million copies worldwide. The first single from Spellbound was the ballad, "Rush, Rush", which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for five consecutive weeks. "Promise of a New Day," the second release from the album, also hit No. 1, and it was followed by the Top 10 hit "Blowing Kisses in the Wind" and two Top 20 hits: "Vibeology" and "Will You Marry Me?."

The first single off the album, "My Love Is for Real" featured a fusion of R&B and traditional Middle Eastern instruments, and was performed with Yemeni-Israeli singer Ofra Haza. It was a hit in the clubs (peaking at #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart), but the single stalled at #28 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Despite the lack of mainstream chart success, the single was nominated for several MTV Video Music Awards.

In January 2008, Paula returned to the music charts for the first time in nearly 13 years with the single "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow", which is the first track on the album Randy Jackson's Music Club Vol 1. The song debuted on On Air with Ryan Seacrest. The song was a modest comeback hit for Paula, peaking at #62 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. [wikipedia]

Friday, October 16, 2009

ø PAUL YOUNG, Wherever I Lay My Hat| Every Time You Go Away|Oh Girl|Come Back And Stay|Everything Must Change|

Paul Antony Young was born in Jan 17 1956 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Became lead singer in a group called Kat Kool & The Kool Kats. Later in 1970 joined Streetband and after almost a decade the band broke up and Young started Q-Tips. Young went solo after Q-Tips go separate ways and after a few attempts on few flopped singles, "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)" reached No. 1 in the UK singles chart for three weeks in the summer of 1983.

Young's biggest worldwide hit followed in 1985 with a version of Daryl Hall's "Everytime You Go Away." The song reached #1 on the U.S. pop charts, and he performed it during the London segment of the Live Aid concert. In 1990, he released a cover of The Chi-Lites' song "Oh Girl," which peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Hey! If we can solve any problem
Then why do we lose so many tears
Oh, and so you go again
When the leading man appears
Always the same thing
Can't you see, we've got everything goin' on and on and on
Every time you go away you take a piece of me with you
Every time you go away you take a piece of me with you
Go on and go free, yeah
Maybe you're too close to see
I can feel your body move
It doesn't mean that much to me
I can't go on sayin' the same thing
Just can't you see, we've got everything do you even know we
Every time you go away you take a piece of me with you, oh
Every time you go away you take a piece of me with you
I can't go on sayin' the same thing
'Cause baby, cancha see, we've got everything goin' on and
on and on
Every time you go away you take a piece of me with you
Every time you go away you take a piece of me with you

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ø PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS, Indian Reservation|Kicks|Hungry|Let Me|Just Like Me|

Paul Revere and the Raiders is an American rock band led by organist Paul Revere (born Paul Revere Dick on Jan 07 1938) The band was initially located in Boise, Idaho called The Downbeats and in 1960 changed to Paul Revere & The Raiders.

Whoa remember this Raiders' song very well as in many cowboys & indians movies, the Cherokees were often "raided" by the cavalry forces and that strike up a connection..
They took the whole Cherokee nation
Put us on this reservation
Took away our ways of life
The tomahawk and the bow and knife
Took away our native tongue
And taught their English to our young
And all the beads we made by hand
Are nowadays made in Japan

Cherokee people, Cherokee tribe
So proud to live, so proud to die

They took the whole Indian nation
Locked us on this reservation
Though I wear a shirt and tie
I'm still part redman deep inside

Cherokee people, Cherokee tribe
So proud to live, so proud to die

But maybe someday when they learn
Cherokee nation will return, will return, will return, will return, will return

They are best-known for U.S. hits like "Indian Reservation" (1971), "Steppin' Out" and "Just Like Me" (1965), "Kicks" (ranked number 400 on Rolling Stonemagazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time) and "Hungry" (1966). and "Let Me" (1969).

Their second major national hit, "Just Like Me" (1965 - #11) was one of the first rock records to feature a distinctive, double-tracked guitar solo (by guitarist Drake Levin).

ø PAUL ANKA, Diana|Lonely Boy|You're Having My Baby|I Don't Like To Sleep Alone|Times Of Your Life|

Paul Albert Anka, OC (born July 30, 1941 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor of Lebanese origin, became a naturalized US citizen in 1990.

Paul Anka has recorded 125 albums to date including over 10 albums in Japanese, German, Spanish, French, and Italian, composing songs culturally tailored to each country. He has sold close to 15 million albums worldwide. Among his Billboard chart stats in the U.S. are three #1 songs, "Diana," "Lonely Boy," and "You're Having My Baby," as well as 22 Top 20 hits.

Paul Anka was elected to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1980. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6840 Hollywood Blvd. Anka has also received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in 2005. In 1991, the Government of France honored him with the title 'Chevalier of the Ordre Des Arts et Des Lettres'. He was appointed an officer of the Order of Canada in 2005. [wikipedia]

Many would agree with me thinking this 'sleeping alone' song was by Lobo not realizing Anka was the original singer or could have long forgotten or even unheard of Paul Anka. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1993.