FlinterFile: Tony Joe White- Delta Love

Tony Joe White released this song in 1971. Read the rest of this entry

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FlinterFile: The Cars- Just What I Needed

From 1976 on, the Cars were playing live shows. However, they didn’t have a hit – yet. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Desmond Dekker & the Aces- It Miek

After his big hit Israelites, Desmond Dekker released a new hit. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Player- Baby Come Back

The band Player made their debut in the charts in 1978. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Tol Hansse- Achter De Rhododendron

In 1977, Tol Hansse released his first album. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Billy Preston- Will It Go Round In Circles

In 1973, Billy Preston released on of his two number 1 hits he had in the US. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Adriano Celentano- Azzurro

In the Italian music, Paolo Conte is not unknown. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Agnetha Faltskog- Can’t Shake Loose

Agnetha Fältskog (from ABBA) released her first solo album in English in 1983. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Bee Gees- How Deep Is Your Love

1978 was a very successful year for the Bee Gees, as several songs from the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever reached number 1 in the US. This one already hit the top spot at the end of 1977… Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Herman Finkers & Brigitte Kaandorp- Duet

In 1990 the cabaret performers Herman Finkers and Brigitte Kaandorp recorded a duet. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Peter Brown- Love In Our Hearts

Peter Brown released his second album, Stargazer, in 1979. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Sugarloaf- Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You

Sugarloaf had had one hit, in 1970. In 1974, they found themselves without a record label. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: U2- New Year’s Day

U2 had their first hit in the US with this song in 1983. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody

In 1975, Queen released their legendarious album A Night At The Opera. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: The Eagles- Hotel California

This classic song comes from a historic album and is probably the best known song by the Eagles. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Wim Sonneveld- Het Dorp

In 1974, an older song by Wim Sonneveld was a hit. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Led Zeppelin- Stairway To Heaven

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At the start of the seventies, Led Zeppelin were a popular band. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Meat Loaf- Paradise By The Dashboard Light

In 1978, Meat Loaf made his debut in the music scene with the album Bat Out Of Hell. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Shakin’ Stevens- Merry Christmas Everyone

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Already in 1984, Shakin’ Stevens had recorded this song. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Beatles- Yesterday

This Beatles song actually is a solo song from Paul McCartney. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: John Lennon- Imagine

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John Lennon made a song with a political melody and a great melody. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: BLØF- Liefs Uit Londen

In 1998, the band Bløf released their first single. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Simon & Garfunkel- Bridge Over Troubled Water

This song could be seen as the masterpiece of Simon & Garfunkel, though Paul Simon didn’t sing on it. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Procol Harum- A Whiter Shade Of Pale

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Gary Brooker and Keith Reid formed the group Procol Harum in 1967, the year they released their biggest hit – and instant classic. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Doors- Riders On The Storm

This song was the last song the Doors ever recorded with Jim Morrison – he died a few weeks later in 1971. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Billy Joel- Goodnight Saigon

Billy Joel wrote a political song in 1983. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Amazing Stroopwafels- Oude Maasweg

Probably one of the most beautiful, if not the best, Dutch song ever made. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: ABBA- Dancing Queen

Some songs don’t need an introduction anymore, and I think this is one of them. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Pink Floyd- Money

Pink Floyd released their famous album Dark Side Of The Moon in 1973. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: U2- The Unforgettable Fire

When U2 was touring in 1983, they didn’t only play concerts. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dire Straits- Sultans Of Swing

The Dire Straits released their first single in 1978. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Klein Orkest- Over De Muur

Through the years, the Berlin Wall has inspired many artists for their songs. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Alan Parsons Project- Old And Wise

The Alan Parsons Project made their album Eye In The Sky in 1982. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Supertramp- School

Supertramp released their album Crime of the Century in 1974. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: David Bowie- Heroes

David Bowie moved to Germany in 1977, to record the album Heroes. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: R.E.M.- Losing My Religion

This song started with a mandoline. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Henk en Henk- Sinterklaas, Wie Kent Hem Niet?

Around the end of November, the hearts of the Dutch children start beating harder: Sinterklaas is coming to celebrate his birthday on the 5th of December! Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Alice Cooper- Halo Of Flies

In 1971, Alice Cooper and band released the album Killer. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Donald Fagen- Ruby Baby

The famous songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote a song, Ruby Baby, in 1956. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Bette Midler- The Rose

The best songs are often written in a few minutes. Just like this song, which only needed 10 minutes to be written. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Creedence Clearwater Revival- I Put A Spell On You

This song originally dates back to 1956. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Carpenters- Yesterday Once More

Due to a rock ‘n roll revival concert in 1971 and some other events, many older hits were popular again in 1973. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Herman van Veen- Hilversum III

There once was a German song by the band Haindling, called Lang Scho Nimma G’sehn. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: The Who- Overture From Tommy

The Who released their big rock opera Tommy in 1969. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Lindisfarne- Run For Home

Lindisfarne had their first US hit with this song. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Kinks- Plastic Man

For the Kinks, the year 1968 wasn’t that good. They hadn’t had any big hits in that year. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dolly Parton- You Are

Dolly Parton made a transition from country music to pop music in 1977. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: De Dijk- Dansen Op De Vulkaan

This song by De Dijk, released in 1987, never reached the charts. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Sweet- Teenage Rampage

The Sweet wanted to move on from glamrock to hardrock in 1973. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Pat Benatar- Love Is A Battlefield

With this song, Pat Benatar prooved that not only love is a battlefield. Making songs is too. Read the rest of this entry