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I gotta be cool, relax, get hip … until I’m ready (ready, Freddie) — Queen, 1980

On Feb. 23, 1980, Queen had their first #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” It would remain at #1 for four weeks (and would also go to #1 in Australia, Canada, Mexico and … Continue reading

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Oct. 9: The birthdate for John Lennon, John Entwistle and Jackson Browne

It’s hard to imagine John Lennon being 71 years old …but I wish we’d had a chance to see it. John Winston Lennon was born in Liverpool on Oct. 9, 1940. Thirty-five years later on this day (1975), Sean Taro … Continue reading

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Everybody’s dancin’ to the Farfisa beat (Squeeze, 1980)

One of my favorite, quirky pop tunes is “Farfisa Beat” by the British “new wave” band Squeeze. It’s from their third LP “Argybargy” (their first to chart in the US) and it’s about dance club scenarios and the Farfisa, an … Continue reading

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