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"Younger Generation"

John Sebastian

Written by John Sebastian.

Released as a track of The Lovin' Spoonful album " Everything Playing" from 1968.

John Sebastian performed the song at the Woodstock Festival in 1969, dedicating it to the baby who was born few hours before, at the Festival, saying "That kid's gonna be far out".

The song wasn't included in the soundtrack of the movie.

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"Hell In A Bucket"

Grateful Dead

Written by Barlow, Weir and Mydland.

A track of their 12th studio album, recorded in January 1987 and released in July the same year.

The song was a radio hit. It was released as a single and reached #3 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks.

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The Songfactor's Top 10 #359

This week there is 8(eight) songs needing facts.

The Songfactor's Choice Top 10 #359

1. Planet Caravan – Black Sabbath (1970)

2. Dance, Dance, Dance – Steve Miller Band (1976)

3. Sweet Seasons – Carole King (1972)

4. When Will I Be Loved – Everly Brothers (1960)

5. There But For Fortune – Chad & Jeremy (1965)

6. Shakin' All Over – The Guess Who (1965)

7. Only You Know And I Know – Dave Mason (1970)

8. Nonstop To Nowhere – Faster Pussycat (1992)

If you have any info on any of the songs mentioned anywhere in this thread, please feel free to post your knowledge here. Submissions on songs will be collated and sent to the main site and you will receive credit for your contribution.

As always the Songfish thanks you

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"Planet Caravan"

Black Sabbath

Written by Iommi-Butler-Ward-Osbourne

A track of their 1970 album "Paranoid".

It wasn't released as a single. A Leslie Speaker is used by Ozzy Osbourne for the trebble effects.

Geezer Butler said that the song means "floating through the universe with one's lover".

Pantera covered the song in 1994.

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"Sweet Seasons"

Carole King

Written by Carole King and Toni Stern.

From her third studio album "Music" released in december 1971.

The single was released in 1972 and reached #2 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and #9 on Billboard Hot 100.charts.

It alos charted in Canada and Australia.

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"There But For Fortune"

Chad & Jeremy

Written by Phil Ochs in 1963.

Joan Baez, Cher or Peter, Paul and Mary are among the artists who covered this song.

Chad&Jeremy made their version in their third album, "I Don't Want To Lose You Baby" released in September 1965.

The song wasn't released as a single.

"There but for Fortune" consists of four verses, each one of which ends with the line "there but for fortune may go you or I". The first verse is about a prisoner. The second verse describes a hobo.. The third verse is about a drunk who stumbles out of a bar. The final verse describes a country that has been bombed..

One of Ochs' biographers wrote that, "of all the songs that Phil would ever write, none would show his humanity as brilliantly as the four brief verses of 'There but for Fortune'"

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"When Will I Be Loved"

Everly Brothers

Written by Phil Everly.

The song was recorded in 1959 for Cadence Records and released as a single in 1960, B-sided by "Be-Bop-A-Lula".

It made #8 on Billboard Hot 100.

It was later covered by Linda Ronstadt in 1974.

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"Shakin' All Over"

The Guess Who

Written by Johnny Kidd in 1960.

Originally recorded by Johnny Kidd and the Pirates.

The Guess Who released their cover as a single in 1965, when they were still called Chad Allan and the Expressions. The record company changed their name and replaced it by "Guess Who?" in an attempt to fight the musical British Invasion of the mid-sixties.

The song reached #1 in Canada, and #22 hit Billboard Hot 100 in the US.

It was also a track of their album "Shaking All Over".

There has been dozens of covers of this song.

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"When Will I Be Loved"

Everly Brothers

Written by Phil Everly.

The song was recorded in 1959 for Cadence Records and released as a single in 1960, B-sided by "Be-Bop-A-Lula".

It made #8 on Billboard Hot 100.

It was later covered by Linda Ronstadt in 1974.

This was released in the UK in July 1960 and made #4 here. :thumbsup:

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The Songfactor's Top 10 #360

This week there is 5(five) songs needing facts.

The Songfactor's Choice Top 10 #360

1. AC/DC – The Sweet (1974)

2. Star – Stealers Wheel (1974)

3. Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry (1976)

4. Dream On Little Dreamer – Perry Como (1965)

5. I Get The Sweetest Feeling – Jackie Wilson (1968)

If you have any info on any of the songs mentioned anywhere in this thread, please feel free to post your knowledge here. Submissions on songs will be collated and sent to the main site and you will receive credit for your contribution.

As always the Songfish thanks you

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The Songfactor's Top 10 #360

This week there is 5(five) songs needing facts.

The Songfactor's Choice Top 10 #360

1. AC/DC – The Sweet (1974)

If you have any info on any of the songs mentioned anywhere in this thread, please feel free to post your knowledge here. Submissions on songs will be collated and sent to the main site and you will receive credit for your contribution.

As always the Songfish thanks you

:guitar: :drummer: :rock:

AC/DC is the last track on Sweet's 1974 "Sweet Fanny Adams" (UK edition) LP on RCA Victor and the subject matter deals with meeting a bisexual woman (which seems OK!). It was not released as a single. :cuttie: :cuttie:

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AC/DC is the last track on Sweet's 1974 "Sweet Fanny Adams" (UK edition) LP on RCA Victor and the subject matter deals with meeting a bisexual woman (which seems OK!). It was not released as a single. :cuttie: :cuttie:

Thank you, Zab!! :thumbsup:

Written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn.

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"Star"

Stealers Wheel

Written by Joe Egan.

A track of their album "Ferguslie Park", from 1973.

Also a single, released in 1974 and B-sided by "What More Could You Want".

"A catchy shuffle of the Lennonesque variety, "Star" is 3 minutes of pure shimmering acoustic-guitar pop loveliness and honey-throated vocal harmonies, punctuated with spikes of harmonica, kazoo, woodblock, and bawdy barrelhouse piano.

The single made #25 in the UK Singles chart and #40 on Billboard Hot 100.

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"Play That Funky Music"

Wild Cherry

Written by Robert Parissi.

A track from their 1976 album "Wild Cherry", it was released in the same year as a single with "The Lady Wants Your Money" as the B-side.

The single made #1 on Billboard Hot 100 by September and also topped on the Hot R&B Singles chart.

It was certified Platinum and it sold over 2,5 million copies.

The autobiographical song was inspired by the times. The song's title (and chorus) came from drummer Ron Beitle's observation during a break between sets at the 2001 Club in Pittsburgh. The group performed mostly hard rock, but disco was popular, and some of the group's loyal followers were asking for more dance songs. While taking a break between sets, Beitle uttered, "play some funky music, white boy". Parissi decided they should, and he wrote down the phrase on a bar order pad. They later recorded it in Cleveland with a funk sound

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"Dream On Little Dreamer"

Perry Como

Written by Jan Crutchfield and Fred Burch.

A track from Como's 1965 album, "The Scene Changes", Dream On Little Dreamer" was also released as asingle and it rached #25 in the US charts and #3 in the Adult Contemporary list.

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"I Get The Sweetest Feeling"

Jackie Wilson

Written by Van McCoy and Alicia Evelyn.

A track from his album "I Get The Sweetest Feeling", from 1968.

The single was released in June 1968, B-sided by Nothing But Blue Skies". The song reached #34 on Billboard charts.

It was released in 1972 in the UK, B-sided by "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher", reaching #9 in the charts.

In 1987 it was released again with "Lonely Teardrops" as the B-side and it made #3 in the UK lists.

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"Dream On Little Dreamer"

Perry Como

Written by Jan Crutchfield and Fred Burch.

A track from Como's 1965 album, "The Scene Changes", Dream On Little Dreamer" was also released as asingle and it rached #25 in the US charts and #3 in the Adult Contemporary list.

Released on the RCA Victor label in the UK on 23 April 1965 but did not chart. :beady:

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