Monthly Archives: January 2012

Take a little time … find you some peace of mind (Ozark Mountain Daredevils in 1977)

On Jan. 22, 1977, “You Know Like I Know” by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #87. The song would only go to #74. It was the only single released from their fourth album, “Men from … Continue reading

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Your eyes got me dreaming (Bob Welch’s French Kiss in 1978)

On Jan. 21, 1978, after six weeks on the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart, Bob Welch’s French Kiss peaked at #12. Welch had been a singer, songwriter and guitarist for Fleetwood Mac, beginning in 1971 with Future Games, when … Continue reading

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Hocus Pocus by Focus (1973) rock yodeling to a grinding beat

On Jan. 20, 1973, the second album by the Dutch band Focus, Moving Waves, entered the Billboard Top LP’s & Tape chart at #179. It would become a Top 10 album, peaking at #8. The album had been released in … Continue reading

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There goes my hero … he’s ordinary (Foo Fighters in 1998)

On Jan. 19, 1998, Foo Fighters released “My Hero” as a single from their second LP, The Colour and the Shape. It was the third of four singles from the album (with “Monkey Wrench” and “Everlong” preceding it, and “Walking … Continue reading

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Right (quite right) Supertramp’s Crime of the Century in 1975

On Jan. 18, 1975, Supertramp’s Crime of the Century entered the Billboard Hot LPs & Tape chart at #193. This was the band’s third album, released in September, and a breakthrough for them internationally. It would peak in the US … Continue reading

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‘Cause I’ve seen some hot, hot blazes come down to smoke and ash (Court and Spark & Joni Mitchell, 1974)

On Jan. 17, 1974, Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark was released. The album, her sixth, was praised by critics and extremely popular with core fans and her newfound fans. Court and Spark would go to #2 on the Billboard Top … Continue reading

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Laura, I saw you open in LA … (Todd Rundgren & Runt, 1971)

Forgive me for going off on another Laura Nyro digression. This post is about singer-songwriter-musician-producer-computer-software-developer Todd Rundgren, who once said his way of songwriting changed when he was introduced to Laura Nyro’s music. In 1968, while playing in the Philadelphia … Continue reading

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