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FlinterFile: Gary Glitter- I’m The Leader Of The Gang

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Gary Glitter is one of those typical examples of glam rock. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Catapult- Hit The Big Time

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In 1974, glam rock was very popular. In the Netherlands, the answer to Mud and the Sweet was found in the band Catapult. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: T. Rex- Get It On (Bang A Gong)

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In 1971, T.Rex recorded a song about sex. Although many listeners did not hear it, since it is quite vague. The song was called Get It On (Bang A Gong) in England, but in the US, they changed the title, since it was too sexual. The background vocals were done by two members of the Turtles. The last line referred to a song by Chuck Berry, Little Queenie. The Power Station and Blondie both recorded it later, but T. Rex established their fame with it. In the US it was their only hit, number 10, and in the UK, it was a number 1 hit. Enjoy

T.Rex- Get It On (Bang A Gong)

Song of the day: Mud- Tiger Feet

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1974 brought the first number one hit for the glam rock band Mud. It was written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, the duo that later would write the single Kiss You All Over from Exile. The song would top the UK chart for four weeks, and that’s not strange, with 700 000 copies of the million worldwide selling in the UK. Enjoy

Mud- Tiger Feet