Monthly Archives: March 2012

I’m for a life around the corner that takes you by surprise (Roxy Music returns in ’79 with Manifesto)

On March 31, 1979, a “new entry” landed on the Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart at #59. It was identified as an album from Roxy Music titled Come Down to Earth. Apparently no one from the band or Atco … Continue reading

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I know you’ll get to like it if you give it a chance now (The Loco-Motion — Grand Funk, 1974)

On March 9, 1974, “The Loco-Motion” by Grand Funk entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #82. The only song to debut higher that week was Ringo Starr’s “Oh My My” (the third and final single from his Ringo LP) at … Continue reading

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“Love or Let Me Be Lonely” — Friends of Distinction, 1970

On March 7, 1970, “Love or Let Me Be Lonely” by Friends of Distinction entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #82. During its next 13 weeks on the singles charts, it would peak at #6. Friends of Distinction was the … Continue reading

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Those days are gone forever … over a long time ago, oh yeah (Steely Dan in 1974)

On March 2, 1974, Steely Dan released their third LP, Pretzel Logic. The album continued the band’s style of eclectic lyrics mixed with R&B and jazz — it even included a cover of 1927’s “East St. Louis Toodle-Oo,” written by … Continue reading

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