Song of the day: Five Americans- Western Union

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In 1967, the Five Americans had their biggest hit. They started as a band on the university, playing songs of Bo Diddley, and later songs from the Beatles. When playing in a venue, they were heard by the president from a record label, who offered them a deal. They recorded several songs, of which some charted. When the guitarist, Mike Rabon, was playing with his guitar, he invented a new kind of sound, sounding like a telegraph. This inspired them for their biggest hit, which charted on number 5 in the US. Enjoy

The Five Americans- Western Union

Posted on August 20, 2015, in 1960-1969, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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