Monday, November 1, 2010

"Mandy" by Barry Manilow (originally "Brandy")

OK, back to the 70's: This Scott English/Richard Kerr composition was a hit in the UK in '71 under another title. Barry Manilow and his producer changed the title in '74 so it would not be confused with a contemporary hit by Looking Glass and made it into a ballad. It was Manilow's 1st #1 single and Gold Record. Urban myths abound saying that the song was about a dog or about recreational drugs. Song? Original title?

Yesterday's answer: "Little GTO" by Ronny and The Daytonas". Now, those were cars! I grew up with Pontiacs as my Dad was the attorney for the Pontiac dealership in San Juan - that's all we ever had. Today was THE last day for the brand.

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