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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: 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: The Four Tops- So Deep Within You

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The Moody Blues released their single Never Comes the Day in 1969. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Kate Bush- Rocket Man

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In 1991, a tribute to Elton John and Bernie Taupin was released. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Freddie Mercury- The Great Pretender

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This song dates back to 1956, when the Platters took it to the charts. 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: Love Affair- Everlasting Love

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In 1968, the band The Love Affair recorded the song Everlasting Love. Read the rest of this entry

Wait a moment… that’s not from Elvis?

With a discography from over 800 songs, Elvis Presley has recorded lots of songs. Many of those songs became hits, but there are quite some hit versions which originally were not sung by Elvis… Read the rest of this entry

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

Song of the day: Zen- Hair

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In 1968, a Dutch group covered the title song of the musical Hair. The original, by the Cowsills, was in the first minutes of the musical. The version of the Cowsills was a big hit in the US, but in the Netherlands, teh Dutch band Zen covered the song and had a number 1 hit with it. Enjoy

Zen- Hair