Posted onMay 11, 2020|Comments Off on Monday Music Rewind: Bad Company – If You Needed Somebody
Brian Howe, the lead vocalist for Bad Company, died of cardiac arrest last week. Howe replaced Paul Rodgers (tough shoes to fill) as the lead vocalist for Bad Company in 1986.The single “If You Needed Somebody” became a major hit in early 1991, reaching No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the Album Rock Tracks chart.
Posted onApril 27, 2020|Comments Off on Monday Music Rewind: Canned Heat – Let’s Work Together
Canned Heat is an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles in 1965. The band was named after Tommy Johnson’s 1928 “Canned Heat Blues”, a song about an alcoholic who had desperately turned to drinking Sterno, generically called “canned heat.”
Canned Heat’s version of “Let’s Work Together” (originally written by Blues musician, Wilbert Harrison) was released in January 1970. It became their biggest hit, reaching number two on the UK Singles chart during a stay of fifteen weeks. It charted 26 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.(source)
Robert Ernest Hite (February 26, 1943 – April 5, 1981) was the co-lead vocalist of the American blues-rock band Canned Heat, from 1965 to his death in 1981. His nickname was “The Bear”. On April 5, 1981, during a break between sets at The Palomino Club in North Hollywood, Hite was handed a vial of heroin by a fan. He snorted it and began to get comatose, after which others unsuccessfully attempted to revive him with a large dose of cocaine. A group of roadies put Hite in a van and drove him to bandmate Fito de la Parra’s home, where he died.
Posted onApril 20, 2020|Comments Off on Monday Music Rewind: Billy Joel – Don’t Ask Me Why
“Don’t Ask Me Why” is a Billy Joel song released in 1980. This song is about a high society woman hiding and ignoring her roots, but must face the fact that she can’t hide where she comes from. Buy it here on Amazon (affiliate link)
Widespread Panic is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. The current lineup includes guitarist/singer John Bell, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Duane Trucks, percussionist Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz, keyboardist John “JoJo” Hermann, and guitarist Jimmy Herring. The band’s original guitarist and primary songwriter, Michael Houser, died of pancreatic cancer in 2002.
Posted onMarch 23, 2020|Comments Off on Monday Music Rewind: The Cars – Drive
“Drive” is a 1984 song by the Cars, the third single from the band’s Heartbeat City album released in March 1984 and their biggest international hit. Written by the late Ric Ocasek, the track was actually sung by bassist Benjamin Orr.
The music video was directed by actor Timothy Hutton and features 18-year-old model/actress Paulina Porizkova, who would later become Ric Ocasek’s wife.
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