Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Beach Baby" by The First Class.

OK, more 70's one-hit wonders: Husband-and-wife singer/songwriter duo Carter/Shakespeare wrote their major hit in '74 in southwest London far away from any shore. They recruited lead vocalist Tony Burrows ("Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)", "Gimme Dat Ding", "United We Stand") and Chas Miller to form a pop studio-based group. Riding the wave of 60's nostalgia and with Brian Wilson-esque rich harmonies, it peaked at #4 in the US and at #13 in the UK. Group? Song? For extra credit, name Carter's 1965 hit.

Yesterday's answer: "Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello" by J. S. Bach. Years ago my father and I had the honor of meeting Don Pablo Casals accompanied by the then Governor of P.R., Don Luis A. Ferre at a concert at the Conservatory of Music. I still have his autograph.

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