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On Jan. 29, two songs enter the singles charts at #75 (Beck and the Bobby Fuller Four)

On January 29, two singles entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #75—but they were 28 years apart. So which one do I write about? The 1994 song “Loser” by Beck, or the 1966 song “I Fought the Law” by the … Continue reading

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Sometimes we’ll sigh, sometimes we’ll cry (“True Love Ways” – Buddy Holly)

On Oct. 21, 1958, Buddy Holly recorded four songs at Pythian Temple Studios in New York: “It Doesn’t Matter Any More.” “Raining In My Heart,” “Moondreams” and (my favorite Buddy Holly song) “True Love Ways.” “True Love Ways” is a … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Don McLean

Born in New Rochelle, N.Y., on October 2, 1945, Don McLean developed a love for folk music as a teen and bought his first guitar at the age of 16. In 1971, he released “American Pie,” his magnum opus, a … Continue reading

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