Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"Pictures Of Matchstick Men" by Status Quo.

OK, more 60's one-hit wonders: Starting out as The Spectres in the early 60's, this British boogie-rock band had 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other group. Their only U.S. hit (#12) was a '68 Francis Rossi composition which he wrote in the "loo" to get away from his family. Described as "bubblegum psychedelia", it was inspired by the paintings of L. S. Lowry. The original mono version includes the signature wah-wah guitar whereas the stereo version doesn't. Group? Song?

Yesterday's answer: "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing" by The Four Aces. It was one of the first songs written for a movie to top the charts in the same year. The Four Aces' version held at #1 for 4 weeks.

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