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FlinterFile: Ace- How Long


In 1974, Ace had their biggest hit. Their singer, Paul Carrack, wrote it when he discovered their bass player, Terry Comer, was working with other bands. The big problem was that he never told the members of Ace about it… The time he spend with bands like Sutherland Brothers & Quiver was relatively short, since he quickly returned. However, the song would be the only hit for Ace, peaking at number 3 in the US and number 20 in the UK. Enjoy

Ace- How Long?

Song of the day: Squeeze- Tempted


In 1981, Squeeze released its fourth album. From this album, the second single would be Tempted. It was sung by Paul Carrack, who normally played the keyboard. Later he would sing in the band Mike & The Mechanics. This song was produced by Elvis Costello, but it did not make it to the top 40 in any country: number 41 in the UK, number 49 in the US and even number 90 in Australia… however, over time and due to the use in several commercials, it has become a classic. Enjoy

Squeeze- Tempted