Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Luka" by Suzanne Vega.

OK, back to the 80's: This '87 pop classic was its singer/songwriter's highest-charting hit, peaking at #3 on Billboard's Hot 100. It was simultaneously recorded in Spanish. One of the first songs to deal with child abuse and domestic violence. The "happy" music belies its devastating theme. Coincidentally, the title means "bruise" in Malay. Song? Singer/songwriter?

Yesterday's answer: The Rolling Stones. The Marquee Club was a jazz and skiffle joint. The Stones started out as a rhythm and blues band, heavily influenced by the likes of Chuck Berry and Little Richard.

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