Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"Black Denim Trousers (And Motorcycle Boots)" by The Cheers.

OK, more 50's one-hit wonders: The only hit (#6) for this L.A.-based trio came in '55 with a Leiber & Stoller teen tragedy song about a biker and his girlfriend Mary Lou who pled with him not to go riding on a fateful night. It was the first motorcycle tune to chart and credited as being the first "biker song". Chanteuse Edith Piaf covered it in French ('56) as "L'Homme A La Moto".
Group? Song?

Yesterday's answer: "Chimes Of Freedom". A classic! To this day (since '65!) it is absolutely impossible for me (or any other Byrds nut!) to sit down with a 12-string and not play "Chimes Of Freedom".

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