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FlinterFile: Starland Vocal Band- Afternoon Delight

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In 1976, the Starland Vocal Band had its only hit. The band, made up from two couples, namely Margot Chapman and Jon Carroll, together with Taffy and Bill Danoff. The last two had already released some albums, and sang back-up vocals on Take Me Home Country Roads from John Denver. The song is said to be named after a appetizer menu in Washington DC, but can also be interpreted in a sexual way. The songwriting was not easy: it took six months to write the song. The result was a number 1 hit in the US, number 18 in the UK. After the hit, they released no other songs. Enjoy

Starland Vocal Band- Afternoon Delight

Song of the day: John Denver- Take Me Home, Country Roads

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If I say John Denver, you’ll probably think about the song of the day. Not strange, since it was the first big hit John Denver had. In the US, it would be number 2. After this song, a lot of other songs would follow. In West Virginia, the song is still seen as the icon of the state: not strange, the state is described as almost heaven! The song was written by Danoff and Nivert, who wanted to sell it to Johnny Cash. John Denver decided to take the song, a decision he would never regret! Enjoy

John Denver- Take Me Home, Country Roads