Saturday, November 27, 2010

"Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree" by Tony Orlando and Dawn

OK, back to the 70's: This '73 Levine/Brown composition was based on the true story of a convict returning home as told in a '71 N.Y. Post article. Refers to a 19th century Puritan tradition which also inspired a John Wayne movie. It became an anthem for absent loved ones in the 70's and thereafter. #1 and top-selling single of the year US and UK in '73. Sold 3 million copies in 3 weeks! Billboard's #37 Biggest Song Of All Time. Song? Group?

Yesterday's answer: "The Beatles' "Thank You, Girl". Not one of their biggest hits but I always loved the song. First time I heard it was while having pizza at Mastro's Pizza Palace on Central Ave. in San Juan. It was playing on the little tableside jukebox (remember those?).

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