FlinterFile: Crosby, Stills & Nash- Long Time Gone

Crosby, Stills & Nash released their first album in 1969. Read the rest of this entry

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FlinterFile: Boudewijn de Groot- Prikkebeen

Boudewijn de Groot had a big hit with the song Prikkebeen in the year 1968. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Godley & Creme- Little Piece Of Heaven

Godley & Creme released their last album in 1988. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Elton John- Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

What if you think a song is one of the best songs ever written? Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Al Wilson- Show And Tell

Sometimes a song needs a cover to be a hit. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Rolling Stones- Gimme Shelter

This Stones song never was a single, but has become a classic. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Ramses Shaffy & Liesbeth List- Pastorale

In 1969, the Dutch singers Ramses Shaffy and Liesbeth List released what would become a classic in Dutch pop music. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Hollies- Daddy Don’t Mind

The Hollies released two albums in 1976, of which the second, Russian Roulette, featured this song. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Blancmange- Blind Vision

Blind Vision was a hit for Blancmange off their second album. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Diana Ross- Muscles

Diana Ross released her new album Silk Electric in 1982. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Pipkins- Gimme Dat Ding

The song Gimme Dat Ding was written for a children’s show. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Drs. P- Dodenrit

In 1974, Drs. P (the alias of Heinz Polzer) released his most famous song. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Rainbow Train- Heaven On Earth

The Rainbow Train was a Dutch band that had some success in the seventies. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Firefall- You Are The Woman

What if your debut single becomes your biggest hit? Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Steely Dan- Do It Again

Steely Dan made their debut in the charts with this song in 1972. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Four Seasons- Beggin’

Madcon had a hit with this song in 2008, but the original is about 50 years younger. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Pratt & McClain- Happy Days

The TV-series Happy Days started in 1974. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band- Mr. Bojangles

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band covered a song by Jerry Jeff Walker in 1970. Read the rest of this entry

Supertramp

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The band Supertramp was formed when Rick Davies broke with his band The Joint and wanted to start a new band. He placed an ad in the newspapers and formed a band. After two albums, the new band changed all the people, except for Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies. The third album, Crime of the Century, made them reach the charts. They made classics like School and Give A Little Bit and especially their album Breakfast In America became a big hit album.

In a nutshell:

Must have album: Crime Of The Century or Breakfast In America
Live: Paris
Number one hits: The Logical Song, Dreamer (live) (both in Canada)
Other great songs: Breakfast In America, It’s Raining Again

FlinterFile: Juan Bastos- Loop Di Love

Juan Bastós had a hit with Loop di Love in 1971. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Luv’- Trojan Horse

In 1978, Luv had very much success with their songs. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Golden Earring- Bombay

The Golden Earring released the single Bombay in 1976. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Mark Knopfler- Sailing To Philadelphia

In 2000, Mark Knopfler released his solo album Sailing to Philadelphia. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood- Jackson

Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood released their duet Jackson in 1967. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Bruce Springsteen- Streets Of Philadelphia

The movie Philadelphia, about a man dying of AIDS, was released in 1993. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Don Henley- New York Minute

In 1989, Don Henley released one of his best known solo hits. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Simon & Garfunkel- The Only Living Boy In New York

In 1970, Simon & Garfunkel would release their album Bridge Over Troubled Water. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Elvis Presley- Viva Las Vegas

Next to having a big career in music, Elvis also was a movie star. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Blues Brothers- Sweet Home Chicago

The Blues Brothers made the song Sweet Home Chicago popular again in 1980, when it was released on the soundtrack of the movie. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Chicago- Another Rainy Day In New York City

The band Chicago released their album Chicago X in 1976. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Nicolas Peyrac- So Far Away From L.A.

Nicolas Peyrac released one of his first successes in 1975. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Albert Hammond- It Never Rains In Southern California

Albert Hammond wrote down the story of his life in 1972. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Doors- L.A. Woman

The album L.A. Woman, the last Doors album with Jim Morrison, was released in 1971. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Frank Sinatra- L.A. Is My Lady

Frank Sinatra released his last album in 1984. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Flower Pot Men- Let’s Go To San Francisco

This was the first single the Flower Pot Men released. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Beach Boys- California Saga

In 1973, the Beach Boys were in the Netherlands to record their album Holland. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: David Lee Roth- California Girls

David Lee Roth released his first solo single in 1984. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: America- California Dreamin’

The movie California Dreaming was released in 1979. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: R. Dean Taylor- Taos New Mexico

R. Dean Taylor was a successful song writer, producer and singer at Motown. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Maywood- Rio

The Dutch singing duo Maywood released a new album in 1981. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Duran Duran- Rio

Duran Duran had the desire to have success in the USA. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Crosby, Stills & Nash- Marrakesh Express

Graham Nash made a trip from Casablanca to Marrakesh in 1966. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Wings- London Town

Paul McCartney had quite a challenge when he started recording the new album London Town in 1978. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Clash- London Calling

The Clash came in 1979 with a song about the many ways the world could come to an end. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Ultravox- Vienna

Ultravox released this big hit in 1982. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Falco- Vienna Calling

Between the hits Rock Me Amadeus and Jeanny, Falco had another hit in 1986. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Bonnie Tyler- Lost In France

This was the first hit Bonnie Tyler had. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Mike Oldfield- To France

After having a hit with Moonlight Shadow, sung by Maggie Reilly, Mike Oldfield asked her again to sing on the single To France. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Boney M.- Belfast

Boney M. released a song about Belfast in 1977. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Simple Minds- Belfast Child

In 1987, there was a bombing in Enniskillen. A bomb of the IRA exploded during a Remembrance Day Service and killed 11 people. More than 60 people were injured. Read the rest of this entry