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Now these are the hands we’re given … (“Land of Confusion” — Genesis)

For the week ending Nov. 1, 1986, the single “Land of Confusion” from Genesis debuted at #64 on the Billboard Hot 100. At the same time, the band’s previous single, “Throwing It All Away,” was at #12. It had been … Continue reading

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“Gimme Some Truth” — Lennon’s still relevant

On Sept. 9, 1971, John Lennon’s “Imagine” LP was released in the US (it would be released in the UK a month later….and the album would go to #1 on both sides of the Atlantic). This was Lennon’s second solo … Continue reading

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“War?” What is it good for? (apparently a Grammy)

In keeping with the recent theme of protest songs, “War” by Edwin Starr is one of the more popular ones. On Aug. 29,1970, “War” became the top tune on Billboard’s pop singles chart, and remained #1 for three weeks. The … Continue reading

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