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  1. Early 1985 in the Dutch Top 40 hitparade had 3 entries called "The Power of Love". The highest position was for the song of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, somewhere in the middle was a song with the same title by Jennifer Rush, and just below her was Huey Lewis and The News's only hit record in The Netherlands. Are there other examples of different songs with identical titles storming the charts?
  2. "Eo eo" songs that I know: Banana boat song, Harry Belafonte. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snow (heyo) Milow, Ayo technology. But that one is after 2004. Plus a few songs by The Police. Walking on the moon, Message in a bottle. Maybe more.
  3. I love the last line of Lola, by The Kinks. "I'm glad I'm a man, and so is Lola....". Is Lola also glad? Is Lola also a man? Excellent text by Ray Davies.
  4. Memphis Tennessee, that great classic of Chuck Berry: "Marie is only six years old, information please Try to put me through to her in Memphis Tennessee"
  5. Sad news. Just last week I was listening to Cream live recordings and wondering if ever someone managed to sing and play powerful basslines in one effort as he did...
  6. No nomination for Thin Lizzy? 1st rockband with 2 lead guitar players....? Booooohh!
  7. "Page says: "I'm sure people would love to hear it." Yep, count me in.
  8. De La Soul, Ring Ring Ring: "Hey, how you doin'? Sorry you can't get through Why don't you leave your name And your number And I'll get back to you".
  9. "Close your eyes, close the door..." That's not easy to do, Bob (I'll be your baby tonight).
  10. The very most beeeeautiful train song ever is Southern Pacific by Neil Young and the International Harvesters.
  11. A little history lesson, easy to sing along with. Snoopy vs. The Red Baron, by The Royal Guardsmen.
  12. Today I listened to Bruce Springsteen's new album High Hopes, that is to be released in a week or so. Someone collected the tracks in the short time they were on line. I think that the boss delivers another masterpiece.
  13. John Hiatt sang: "And when your back's against the wall Just turn around and you, you will see I will catch you, I will catch your fall." If your back is against a wall, and you turn around, you will see a wall. The Who sang: "The simple things you see are all complicated; I look pretty young, but I'm just backdated." If you want to pose younger than you are, you should be postdated, I'd say. Any other examples of non-logical lyrics?
  14. Ehhm, as a non-native speaker of the English language I'm about to learn something new here. Let me guess: does it also indicate bisexuality?
  15. AC/DC is better known as a hard rock band than a technical definition of electricity.
  16. My vote is for Peter Gabriel. Looks like Deep Purple is the frontrunner. I can live with that.
  17. Monday Monday, Mamas and Papas Yeah Yeah, Georgie Fame.
  18. I am not a native speaker of the English language, and therefore unable to judge the impact of this expression, but me and my fellow students in Amsterdam loved and frequently used the expression "Rhino over your lino", from the song We Were Wrong by the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band.
  19. Alice Cooper doesn't fit the category "clean superstars". The song How you gonna see me now was about his return from rehab after his alcohol addiction. Wiki: "In 1983, after the recording of DaDa, Cooper was re-hospitalized for alcoholism. ".
  20. "What other always-sober superstars are out there?". Superstar is a criterium that limits the choice to a few dozen. A well known rock artist that might deserve the "all clean!" label is probably Supertramp's Roger Hodgson, but I cannot find explicit proof for it. And the first candidate I thought off: Charlie Watts - nope.... Had an addiction crisis in the mid-80s.
  21. An 18th-century French chateau where rock legends including David Bowie, Elton John and Iggy Pop recorded albums has been put up for sale for $1.73 million. Dubbed the “Honky Chateau” by John, who named a 1972 album after the estate, the Chateau d’Herouville about 30 kilometres outside Paris hosted a recording studio owned by French composer Michel Magne until 1984. A series of classic albums were recorded at the studio in the 1970s including Bowie’s “Low”, Iggy Pop’s “The Idiot”, Pink Floyd’s “Obscured by Clouds” and Bee Gees tracks “Stayin’ Alive” and “How Deep is Your Love”. A real estate agency listing for the chateau says it includes 30 rooms, a 42,000-acre park, a pool and a tennis court. The studio continued operating after Magne’s death in 1984 but shut down in 1985 and several projects to revive it fell through over the years. The Château d'Hérouville is a French château of the 18th century (1740) located in the village of Hérouville, in the Oise valley near Paris. The castle was built in 1740 by Gaudot, an architect of the school of Rome. In the 19th century, it was used as courier relay station (between Versailles and Beauvais) and stabled a hundred horses. The composer Michel Magne purchased it in 1962 and converted it into a residential recording studio after a fire devastated the left wing of the building in 1969. The musician, director and sound engineer Laurent Thibault took over management of the studio in June 1974. Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Jethro Tull, Cat Stevens, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Bee Gees, T.Rex, Joan Armatrading and Pink Floyd have all recorded here. The studio closed on July 25, 1985 http://rodfusco.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/honky-chateau-dherouville-for-sale-wikipedia/
  22. Musician J.J. Cale, whose songs "Cocaine" and "After Midnight" were made famous by Eric Clapton, died Friday after suffering a heart attack, the president of his management agency said. His contemporaries considered him a legend, even if many fans weren't familiar with his name. He was 74. http://www.jjcale.com/ To honour J.J.Cale I will donate to a Dutch foundation that takes care of illegally imported animals. Extra, 'cause I already did.... http://www.aap.nl/index.php
  23. :guitar: I graduated from highschool when the Sticky Fingers album was just released in the Netherlands. The Beatles had seperated. In weeks of graduation parties the old schism between Beatles- and Stonesfans was conciliated: the Beatlefan half of the class admitted there was only one top rockband. "How come you dance so good...?" An additional little triumph for me..... :guitar:
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