Thursday, June 24, 2010

"Himno A La Alegria" (Ode To Joy) by Miguel Rios.

OK, more one-hit-wonders: This Spanish singer/composer/actor from Granada was one of the pioneers of Spanish rock & roll. His hit, an adaptation of the final movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, came in '70 at the height of the "Symphonic Rock" era. It peaked at #14 on Billboard's Hot 100 and was Certified Gold by the RIAA. His career was sidetracked when jailed for hashish possession after a concert. Artist? Hit?

Yesterday's answer: "The Dangling Conversation". A masterpiece - English teachers used to LOVE to make us analyze it.

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