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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

Song of the day: Neil Young- Heart Of Gold

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In 1971, Neil Young released one of his biggest hits from the album Harvest. It was recorded as an acoustic song, as Neil Young was unable to stand due to a back injury. He recorded the song in Nashville, where James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt were for the TV-show of Johnny Cash. They joined him for the backing vocals. In Canada and the US, it became a number 1 hit, and in the UK it was number 10. Enjoy

Neil Young- Heart Of Gold

Song of the day: Lynyrd Skynyrd- Sweet Home Alabama

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A song from 1974, and it was a hit single: it would be on number 8 in the US, and even on number 6 in Canada. The band had recorded several songs between 1970 and 1972 in Alabama, and they wrote down their impressions. That impressions would be in their song, but that’s not all: the song includes an attack on Neil Young, who was very critical about southern USA. Lynyrd Skynyrd replied to that with their positive impressions, and the nice thing is that Neil Young has played the song once, as a tribute when three members died in a plane crash. The beginning comment, turn it up, was not ment to be there, but it was a comment to the producer. It sounded good and they left it in. Enjoy

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Sweet Home Alabama

Song of the day: Poco- Call It Love

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For the history of the band that made the song of today, we have to go back to 1968. The group Buffalo Springfield, which would record their final album, was about to split up. Richie Furay, Neil Young, Jim Messina decided to make a new band, called after a cartoon figure: Pogo. They would record several albums in the years following, but the big success would come in 1977, but this hit sort of slipped from one of their later albums. It was released in 1989, produced by Richard Marx and actually was the reunion of quite some old members, who had left the band in the past years. Enjoy

Poco- Call It Love