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FlinterFile: Crosby, Stills & Nash- Marrakesh Express

Graham Nash made a trip from Casablanca to Marrakesh in 1966. 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: Santana- Jin-Go-Lo-Ba

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Santana started in 1966 as the Santana Blues Band. They soon shortened their name to Santana. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Archie Bell & The Drells- There’s Gonna Be A Showdown

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Archie Bell & the Drells were a funk band, releasing three records on the Atlantic label. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Marbles- I Can’t See Nobody

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The song I Can’t See Nobody is a cover of a song by the Bee Gees. They released it as the B-Side to New York Mining Disaster 1941. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Tommy Roe- Dizzy

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In 1969, Tommy Roe had his second number 1 hit. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: B.J. Thomas- Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

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In 1969, Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote a song for a movie. They gave it to Ray Stevens, who turned it down, and Bob Dylan, who did the same. At the time, Dionne Warwick was recording songs on the same label as B.J. Thomas. She took one of his tapes and gave it to Bacharach, who then offered him the song. He recorded it when he just had been ill, which made his voice sound raspy. A few weeks later he recorded the single version. The raspy version was good for the movie, the other version (made from three different takes) was good for the number 1 position in the US. Enjoy

B.J. Thomas- Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

Song of the day: Johnny Cash- A Boy Named Sue

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In 1969, Shel Silverstein (later he wrote Sylvia’s Mother) wrote A Boy Named Sue, inspired by a friend who was called Jean, a name for a woman. The song came to Johnny Cash through his wife, June Carter, who attended a guitar grab event (musicians are in a circle, one guitar, and they play their new songs when they have the guitar). Shel was there, played his song, and when Johnny Cash was off to San Quentin Prison, his wife suggested playing the song. It was recorded live, and hit the US chart at number 2 and the UK chart at number 4. Enjoy

Johnny Cash- A Boy Named Sue

Song of the day: Joe South- Games People Play

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In 1969, Joe South did a step to the foreground. He had worked as a musician on songs like The Sound Of Silence, but now he wrote a song about people who lead their life when they are occupied with negative thoughts. They destroy other lifes for their own good. After this song, he did not have more hits, but he did write Rose Garden. This song was number 6 in the UK and number 12 in the US. Enjoy

Joe South- Games People Play

Song of the day: Don Fardon- I’m Alive

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In 1969, Don Fardon released his new song I’m Alive. Well, his… actually this was a cover of a song by Tommy James & the Shondells. Most of his songs were covers, since he also recorded Lola (the Kinks), but his biggest hit was a cover of Indian Reservation. Nice detail: he was first a draughtsman… Enjoy

Don Fardon- I’m Alive