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  1. March 7: 1969: The Who release "Pinball Wizard" in the U.K. It's the first selection the public hears from the rock opera "Tommy." 1973: "Dueling Banjos," performed by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandel goes gold. 1973: John Hammond, director of talent acquistion at Columbia Records, suffers a heart attack following a show by one of his biggest and most recent finds, Bruce Springsteen at New York's legendary club Max's Kansas City. 1975: David Bowie's "Young Americans" is released. 1976: A likeness of Elton John is put on display at London's Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. He is the
  2. March 6: 1957: The doo-wop quartet the Diamonds make their pop chart debut with "Little Darlin", their biggest hit. It reaches #2 on the pop chart and #3 R&B. 1965: The Temptations went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Smokey Robinson penned song "My Girl". The single only reached No.43 in the UK but made No.2 when re-issued. 1966: Beatle fans in the U.K. give British Prime minister Harold Wilson a petition with 5,000 signatures asking that Liverpool's Cavern Club be reopened. 1970: The Beatles' album Hey Jude goes gold. On the same day, Charles Manson releases an al
  3. Definitely. I also like the jazzy theme and score of Bullitt (1968) by Lalo Schifrin, and Nino Rota's beautiful score from The Godfather (1972), especially "Love Theme".
  4. Cool. The site now says that George Michael's "Monkey" was the US number 1...
  5. March 5: 1952: Alan Clark, keyboards, Dire Straits, is born. (1985 US No.1 single 'Money For Nothing', 1986 UK No.2 single 'Walk Of Life'). 1965: The Manish Boys released their debut single "I Pity The Fool", featuring a young David Bowie. 1971: UK band Badfinger kicked off their first US tour appearing in Toledo, Ohio. 1979: Japan gave their first live concert in the land of the rising sun when they played the first of two nights at Tokyo's Budokan Hall.
  6. "Bargain" - The Who I'd gladly lose me to find you I'd gladly give up all I had To find you I'd suffer anything and be glad I'd pay any price just to get you I'd work all my life and I will To win you I'd stand naked, stoned and stabbed I'd call that a bargain The best I ever had The best I ever had I'd gladly lose me to find you I'd gladly give up all I got To catch you I'm gonna run and never stop I'd pay any price just to win you Surrender my good life for bad To find you I'm gonna drown an unsung man I'd call that a bargain The best I ever had The best I ever
  7. Welcome back Old 55. As for the question, I'll guess "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "Good Vibrations".
  8. Great choices. "Lara's Theme" by Maurice Jarre, from Doctor Zhivago "Windmills of Your Mind" by Michel Legrand and Alan and Marilyn Bergman, from The Thomas Crown Affair "Nobody Does it Better" - Carly Simon (by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer), from The Spy Who Loved Me "Pachelbel's Canon" by Johann Pachelbel, from Ordinary People
  9. February 28: 1970: Simon and Garfunkel started a six week run at the top of the US singles chart with "Bridge Over Troubled Water", also No.1 in the UK in March the same year. 1977: While appearing live on stage Ray Charles was attacked by a member of his audience who tried to strangle him with a rope.
  10. February 27: 1954: Neal Schon of Journey is born. 1967: In London, Pink Floyd record their first single, "Arnold Layne", which will reach the Top 20 on the U.K. charts but won't do a thing in the U.S. 1977: RCMP raid Keith Richards' Toronto hotel suite while he is asleep and seize 22 grams of heroin, 5 grams of cocaine and narcotics paraphenalia. Richards is arrested, charged with possession of heroin with intent to traffic and possession of cocaine. He is released on $25,000 bail. Trial is set for October.
  11. 60's Pop/rock: The Beatles, The Kinks Singer/Songwriter: Neil Young, Carol King, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell Folk-rock: CSN&Y, Simon and Garfunkel, Buffalo Springfield Blues: B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy Hard Rock/Blues Rock: GNR, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Eric Clapton Punk/New Wave: The Clash, The Ramones, Blondie, the Jam Psychedelic: Pink Floyd, Traffic Brit pop/rock: Blur, Oasis, Keane, Kasabian Rock and Roll/Roots Rock: The Band, Tom Petty, Chuck Berry Indie/Alt.: Franz Ferdinand, R.E.M., the Walkmen
  12. Downtown ? Petula Clark Downtown ? Jackson Browne Downtown ? Neil Young Downtown ? Duran Duran Downtown ? Throwing Muse Downtown ? Sonny Boy Williamson Downtown ? Tom Waits
  13. Since most of my favourite newer bands are British I made sure to tune in. Keane's album is awesome, IMO, and I'm glad they also won Breakthrough Act. I am a little disappointed that Kasabian didn't win anything but... Go Franz Ferdinand! I'm not really into most of the other acts (especially the 'pop' ones), though I do like a couple of the Streets' songs. :: Also, while I do like "Angels", I can't agree that it's the best of the past 25 years...
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