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Come all without, come all within (you’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn) — Manfred Mann, 1968

On Jan, 12, 1968, the band Manfred Mann released their 18th single, “Quinn the Eskimo (Mighty Quinn).” Keyboardist Manfred Lubowitz was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He dreamed about a career playing jazz and blues. something not associated with his … Continue reading

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The third time with Love is a classic, a masterpiece (Forever Changes lands in early ’68)

On Jan. 6, 1968, Love’s Forever Changes entered the Billboard Top LP’s chart at #197. Love was a Los Angeles band formed by guitarist Arthur Lee in 1965. The band had a cult-like following in L.A. Clubs (they’re credited as … Continue reading

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Don’t run the time approaches … (Graham Nash, 1968 and CS&N)

On Dec. 8, 1968, Graham Nash officially left The Hollies, the band he had co-founded with Alan Price in the early ’60s (named for both Buddy Holly and Christmas). Nash left England for Los Angeles and connected with ex-Byrds member … Continue reading

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Dusty in Memphis and her last Top 10 single for 19 years

In 1968, Dusty Springfield was at an odd stage in her career. She’d been an international singing sensation throughout the ’60s (with her beehive hair-do and heavy mascara); a British pop star who could emote vocals that were heartfelt, soulful … Continue reading

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Why don’t you stop and look me over (“Am I the Same Girl”)

On Oct. 24, 1992, after seven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, Swing Out Sister’s “Am I the Same Girl” peaked at #45 on the US pop singles chart (it would, however, reach #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart). The … Continue reading

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Happy 70th birthday, Paul Simon !

Happy 70th birthday, Paul Simon ! Born in Newark, N.J., on Oct. 13, 1941, to Jewish immigrant parents from Hungary, Simon was raised amid music. His father was a professional musician and his mother was an elementary school teacher who, … Continue reading

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Cheap Thrills — Big Brother & the Holding Company

On Oct. 12, 1968, two months after its release, Big Brother and the Holding Company had the #1 album in the US with Cheap Thrills. The psychedelic band from San Francisco was fronted by the passionate and powerful vocalist Janis … Continue reading

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