Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"Taxi" - Harry Chapin

OK, more 70's: Harry Chapin debuted his first hit on the Tonight Show in '72. The response was such that Johnny brought him back the next night to reprise it - 1st and only time in the show's history. Peaked at #24 and stayed on the charts for 16 wks. Old lovers meet by coincidence after many years. "60% true", according to Harry. Based upon his college relationship with a Clare MacIntyre. In '80 he released "Sequel" - what happened afterwards... Masterfully covered by Mandy Patinkin in his "Experiment" album.


Yesterday's answer: The Critters "Mr. Dieingly Sad." Another great tune from a one-hit wonder. The Byrds, The Beatles, The Monkees, The Animals, so they figured, what the heck, and called themselves The Critters.

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