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Song of the day: The Moody Blues- Nights In White Satin

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One of the all time sixties classics today, written by Justin Hayward in 1967. He wrote it after he got some satin bedsheets from his girlfriend. The song was recorded by the Moody Blues, and it was featured in three different lengths: the album version of 7 and a half minutes, and two different single edits, one of 3 minutes and one of 4 and a half minutes. That means the song was released twice, and that’s true: the first time, in 1967, it charted number 19 in the UK. The second time, in 1972, made it to number one in the UK and number two in the US. Today we enjoy the album version:

The Moody Blues- Nights In White Satin

Song of the day: 10CC- Dreadlock Holiday

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Yes, this is the best of album by 10cc! All the big hits are on there, but I want to discuss one of them, because there is a rather nice story behind it.
The song of the day, the song I am going to discuss, is a kind of reggae song. You know, it’s Dreadlock Holiday.

A member of the Moody Blues, Justin Hayward, was on holiday together with Eric Steward, who was in 10cc.
They went to Barbados, and the people there want a lot of you.
They decided to go parasailing, and Eric was already behind a speedboat, when some people (with dreadlocks) came to Justin.
They wanted his camera, and when he didn’t want to give it, they wanted his silver necklace.
He kept refusing, and one of the people said to him: “If we were on Jamaica now, I would have done something to you”.
Eric was very concerned, and was happy that he could see the people leave. He wrote this hit about it, and I like that he did!