Saturday, November 6, 2010

"Bad To The Bone" by George Thorogood and The Destroyers.

OK, back to the 80's: This modern Blues classic by a Delaware native was not a success when released in '82 as a single. Its seminal video featuring Bo Diddley and Willie Mosconi made it extremely popular on the then-young MTV - one of the 80's most-recognizable songs. Based on Bo Diddley's (Ellas McDaniel) '55 "I'm A Man", which was, in turn, based upon Muddy Waters' '54 "Hoochie Coochie Man". It also evokes Chuck Berry's "No Money Down". Used in "Terminator 2-Judgment Day" and in the poker scene in the remake of "The Parent Trap". Artist? Song?

Yesterday's answer: "Oh, Carol!" by Neil Sedaka. Carol Klein later "became" Carole King. Can you believe that Neil Sedaka is not in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame?! Here's a link to a petition to get him in.

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