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FlinterFile: The Standells- Dirty Water

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In 1966, the Standells had a hit with a Garage Rock song. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Rah Band- Clouds Across The Moon

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In 1985, the RAH band released a successful song. Or rather I should say: Richard Anthony Hewson released a successful song, since the RAH band had one member: Richard Anthony Hewson. Hewson, who was a successful producer for The Beatles, Cliff Richard, Chris Rea, Supertramp, Art Garfunkel and many, many others, invented the RAH band in 1977, when he wanted to release a song by himself. This was an instrumental hit, and the second hit, Clouds Across the Moon, was sung by his wife, Liz, and charted at number 6 in the UK. Enjoy

The RAH Band- Clouds Across The Moon

Song of the day: Narada Michael Walden- Gimme Gimme Gimme

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Another eighties song today, from 1985 to be complete. The singer had more success, however, as a writer or producer than as a singer. A few examples of songs where he was involved are I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) by George Michael and Aretha Franklin, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship and I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) from Whitney Houston. As a singer, he had a few hit songs, and one of the songs is a happy song of the day:

Narada Michael Walden & Patti Austin- Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

Song of the day: Peter Straker- Ragtime Piano Joe

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Another song inspired by the box of singles. We found this one in a cover of Maywood (known from Late At Night and Rio: maybe I’ll feature them later) and I said: Peter Straker with Ragtime Piano Joe. No idea, but it’s produced by Freddie Mercury, so could be good… I put the needle on the record and immediately I was in love with the song. Wow! What a good song is it. No idea?

Quickly, check it out:

Peter Straker- Ragtime Piano Joe