I love finding out the back story on songs and movies. That's the kind of stuff that sticks in my brain, or as George Carlin called it, 'brain lint.'
I decided to find out about the word 'Sussudio', and this is what I discovered.
The name Jim Gordon may not ring a bell, but you've heard his drumming on tons of Classic Hits.
Gordon was indeed a very talented and much in demand drummer from the 60's until the 80's. His list of credits is very impressive to say the very least, but in 1984, his career came to a startling and scary end.
The record just says "Vince Vance and the Valiants, but that doesn't even begin to tell the story!
No offense to Vince Vance aka Andy Stone, but just about any group could have played the backing tracks on "All I Want for Christmas is You", but not many people could have pulled off such a bravura performance on the vocals. The lady behind that powerhouse voice is Lisa Layne. Not onl
Thus begins the classic Christmas tune that folks on the I-10 corridor from Houston to New Orleans must hear before it's really Christmas. Ask any one along that 350 mile stretch of pavement and they will tell you that it wasn't just a hit, it was a monster hit. Ask anyone outside that area and they will probably give you a blank stare.
The hard cold fact is that "Please Co
It was in September of 1977 that Bing Crosby began filming what would be his last Christmas special. Bing, whose recording of "White Christmas" was, and still is, the best selling record of all time, had become a sort of symbol of Christmas and his yearly Christmas TV specials were always a big favorite.
As was the custom back then, stars like Bing Crosby or Andy Williams would always in
Sibling rivalry! The younger step-brother of David Cassidy found fame of his own about 5 years after David's fame began to wane.
Shaun was cast as Joe Hardy in the Hardy Boys TV show and just like his brother, found himself in the record making business.
The younger Cassidy's first hit came in the Summer of 1977. His re-make of the 60's hit "Da Do Ron Ron" went to number one in short ord
The Bay City Rollers were a Scottish pop band, most popular in the 1970s. The British Hit Singles & Albums noted that they were "tartan teen sensations from Edinburgh", and were "the first of many acts heralded as the 'Biggest Group since The Beatles' and one of the most screamed-at teeny-bopper acts of the 1970s". Fo...