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Actors in history's grand stage play (part VI)

In the wake of the JFK assassination, would soon arrive the seemingly perfect anecdote for America’s malaise. In 1964, four charismatic lads allegedly hailing from a dank and gray overcast port called Liverpool, appeared on the popular Ed Sullivan show and proceeded, armed with rough hewed guitars and sunny melodies, to pluck euphoria from the oak strong grip of sorrow, holding captive America’s hearts as well as their imaginations. 3,691 more words


Best Of The Recoup: Serious Fun: A Conversation With The Knack's Berton Averre

I must confess, the very first single I bought was “My Sharona.” I bought it at Ben Franklin’s, and i bought it with money I’d gotten for my birthday. 2,719 more words

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Today In Music History: 06/23/17

Today in Music History kicks off in 1965, with Smokey and the Miracles, releasing the song “The Tracks Of My Tears.”

B.W. Stevenson recorded “My Maria,” on this day in 1973. 173 more words


Some 1979 one-hit wonders for the weekend

This week we have two massively catchy one hit wonder songs from 1979 which is my favourite year in pop. This was a massively strong year with all the biggest hitters in music active. 184 more words


The Knack - 'My Sharona

Was there ever a song as bad as ‘My Sharona’?

To several generations younger than me as well as the lunkheads that put it in the charts in the first place, this possibly sounds like madness. 2,190 more words


CLASSIC CONCERT: The Knack @ Hurrah / New York, NY / May 19, 1979

My first notice of The Knack was seeing a picture in the NME British weekly of Bruce Springsteen joining the band on stage at a Los Angeles night club (October 17, 1978 at the Troubadour). 286 more words

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song of the day - “My Sharona” | THE KNACK | 1979.

After last week’s Presidential “election” here in America, there’s an effort on the Interweb to “break the internet with love.”  So, the best way I can help with that via this blog is to highlight (as “songs of the day”) some gems from 1979 through 1989 that are universally loved, if I haven’t highlighted them already.  974 more words

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