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

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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

FlinterFile: Electric Light Orchestra- All Over The World

The movie Xanadu was released in 1980. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Johnny Tillotson- It Keeps Right On a-Hurtin’

Johnny Tillotson released one of his most successful songs. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Cat Stevens- Moonshadow

In 1971 Cat Stevens released a song with a message of hope. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: David Cassidy- How Can I Be Sure

David Cassidy brought an ‘old’ song back in the charts in 1972. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Brainbox- Sea Of Delight

Brainbox released their second single in 1969. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: David Bowie- Changes

This song started as a parody of a nightclub song. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Men Without Hats- Safety Dance

The Men Without Hats released this song in 1983 as the second single from their album Rhythm of Youth. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Undertones- Here Comes The Summer

The Undertones, a punk rock band, made their debut in 1979. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Toto- Hold The Line

 

The very first single from Toto was released in 1978. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich- Bend It!

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Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich released a single in 1966. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Kajagoogoo- Too Shy

With this song Kajagoogoo made a successful debut in 1983. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Spandau Ballet- Pleasure

Spandau Ballet released their album True in 1983. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Icehouse- Hey Little Girl

Iva Davies, the singer from Icehouse, started recording the Primitive Man album as a solo album. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Sex Pistols- Anarchy In The UK

The first single of the Sex Pistols was quite controversial. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Jackson 5- ABC

The Jackson 5 released their second number 1 hit in 1970. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Mick Jagger- Ruthless People

In 1986 the movie Ruthless People was released. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Kate Bush- Running Up That Hill

Kate Bush actually named this song Deal With God. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Kraftwerk- Autobahn

Kraftwerk is one of the bands that were very influential in music. They were one of the first who didn’t use normal instruments and opened up the way for dance, house, techno, hip hop and the more. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Barry White- Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up

Barry White released his second album, Stone Gon’, in 1973. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Herb Alpert- Route 101

Herb Alpert released on of his most succesful albums in 1982. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Impressions- Fool For You

The Impressions were a soul group who released their album This Is My Country in 1968. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Sophie B. Hawkins- Right Beside You

Sophie B. Hawkins released her second album in 1994. This was the first single from that album. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Deep Purple- Smoke On The Water

On the fourth of December 1971, there was a fire in a casino in Montreux. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Prince- If I Was Your Girlfriend

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Originally, Prince had some plans to do a project as a female alter-ego named Camille. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Middle Of The Road- Talk Of All The U.S.A.

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The band Middle of the Road started as Part Four, changed their name to Los Caracas, and got the name Middle of the Road in 1970. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Splitsing- Wind en Zeilen

The band Splitsing was a Dutch band which started in 1982. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Manfred Mann’s Earth Band- California

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In 1978, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band released the album Watch. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Toto- Stop Loving You

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This was one of the biggest hits of Toto in the Netherlands. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Firm- Star Trekkin’

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In the eighties, the Firm was mainly known for their novelty hits. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Who- I Can See For Miles

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This song was written by Pete Townshend, shortly after he met Karen Astley in 1967. A year later they would get married. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Normaal- Deurdonderen

Normaal is a Dutch band who sing in the dialect of the Achterhoek. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Phil Collins- It Don’t Matter To Me

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Phil Collins released his second solo album, Hello, I Must Be Going! in 1982. Read the rest of this entry