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FlinterFile: 10CC- I’m Mandy, Fly Me

In the seventies, National Airlines had an advertisement campaign with slogans like ‘I’m Laura/Jo/Cheryl. Fly me”. Read the rest of this entry

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Song of the day: Godley & Creme- An Englishman In New York

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In 1979, Godley & Creme released An Englishman In New York. It was a single from their album Freeze Frame, and was mostly a hit in the Netherlands and Belgium, where it peaked at number 4. Godley & Creme originally were members of 10CC, but decided to quit the band and move on together. The song was famous for its music video, and both have been directing music videos more than scoring hits. They directed videos for Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Duran Duran and many others. Enjoy

Godley & Creme- An Englishman In New York

Song of the day: 10CC- The Wall Street Shuffle

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In the early seventies (1974), 10CC released their second album: Sheet Music. With a number 10 on the UK chart, this song was the biggest hit from that album. There’s not something which is very special, it’s just a good classic rock song with a good guitar riff and good lyrics about Wall Street. Later it would be covered by Anni-Frid Lyngstad (from ABBA) with Swedish lyrics. Enjoy

10CC- The Wall Street Shuffle

Song of the day: 10CC- Dreadlock Holiday

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Yes, this is the best of album by 10cc! All the big hits are on there, but I want to discuss one of them, because there is a rather nice story behind it.
The song of the day, the song I am going to discuss, is a kind of reggae song. You know, it’s Dreadlock Holiday.

A member of the Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, was on holiday together with Eric Steward, who was in 10cc.
They went to Barbados, and the people there want a lot of you.
They decided to go parasailing, and Eric was already behind a speedboat, when some people (with dreadlocks) came to Justin.
They wanted his camera, and when he didn’t want to give it, they wanted his silver necklace.
He kept refusing, and one of the people said to him: “If we were on Jamaica now, I would have done something to you”.
Eric was very concerned, and was happy that he could see the people leave. He wrote this hit about it, and I like that he did!