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FlinterFile: Black Sabbath- Paranoid

This song was the most successful single Black Sabbath released. Read the rest of this entry

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FlinterFile: Brenda Russell- Piano In The Dark

Brenda Russell had her biggest pop hit in the US in 1988. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Rocky Sharpe & The Replays- Imagination

Rocky Sharpe and his band The Replays released their second hit in 1979. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Lemon Pipers- Green Tambourine

The Lemon Pipers had their biggest hit in 1967. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Stef Bos- Papa

Stef Bos had his first hit in 1991, with an autobiographical song. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Altered Images- I Could Be Happy

In 1982, the band Altered Images released their second album. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Desmond Dekker & the Aces- It Miek

After his big hit Israelites, Desmond Dekker released a new hit. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Bee Gees- How Deep Is Your Love

1978 was a very successful year for the Bee Gees, as several songs from the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever reached number 1 in the US. This one already hit the top spot at the end of 1977… Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: U2- New Year’s Day

U2 had their first hit in the US with this song in 1983. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Procol Harum- A Whiter Shade Of Pale

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Gary Brooker and Keith Reid formed the group Procol Harum in 1967, the year they released their biggest hit – and instant classic. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Billy Joel- Goodnight Saigon

Billy Joel wrote a political song in 1983. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: ABBA- Dancing Queen

Some songs don’t need an introduction anymore, and I think this is one of them. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Lindisfarne- Run For Home

Lindisfarne had their first US hit with this song. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dolly Parton- You Are

Dolly Parton made a transition from country music to pop music in 1977. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Loose Ends- Hangin’ On A String

The band Loose Ends released their second album in 1985. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Hollies- He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

In 1969, Graham Nash left the Hollies to form the group Crosby, Stills & Nash. Read the rest of this entry

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

FlinterFile: Queen- We Will Rock You

Queen released a new stadium anthem in 1977. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Nilsson- Everybody’s Talkin’

This song by Nilsson was used in the movie Midnight Cowboy. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Apollo 100- Joy

The band Apollo 100 didn’t exist long, but they did exist long enough to make two albums and have a big hit. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Robin Gibb- Juliet

Robin Gibb was part of the BeeGees, but also released some solo records. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dillinger- Cokane In My Brain

The Jamaican rapper Dillinger had a big hit in 1977 with his song Cokane In My Brain. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Richenel- Temptation

The Dutch artist Richenel was mainly in the eighties popular. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Mary Hopkin- Goodbye

The record label Apple, owned by the Beatles, found in Mary Hopkin one of their first hit artists. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Godley & Creme- Little Piece Of Heaven

Godley & Creme released their last album in 1988. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Diana Ross- Muscles

Diana Ross released her new album Silk Electric in 1982. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Firefall- You Are The Woman

What if your debut single becomes your biggest hit? Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Steely Dan- Do It Again

Steely Dan made their debut in the charts with this song in 1972. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Pratt & McClain- Happy Days

The TV-series Happy Days started in 1974. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band- Mr. Bojangles

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band covered a song by Jerry Jeff Walker in 1970. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Juan Bastos- Loop Di Love

Juan Bastós had a hit with Loop di Love in 1971. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Luv’- Trojan Horse

In 1978, Luv had very much success with their songs. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Golden Earring- Bombay

The Golden Earring released the single Bombay in 1976. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood- Jackson

Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood released their duet Jackson in 1967. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Bruce Springsteen- Streets Of Philadelphia

The movie Philadelphia, about a man dying of AIDS, was released in 1993. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Simon & Garfunkel- The Only Living Boy In New York

In 1970, Simon & Garfunkel would release their album Bridge Over Troubled Water. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Elvis Presley- Viva Las Vegas

Next to having a big career in music, Elvis also was a movie star. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Nicolas Peyrac- So Far Away From L.A.

Nicolas Peyrac released one of his first successes in 1975. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Albert Hammond- It Never Rains In Southern California

Albert Hammond wrote down the story of his life in 1972. 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: 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: 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