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All the hits made them very popular in Britain, but they remained unknown in the the States. Then, Brian Poole, who thought he could break through in the world market as a Solo left the group and they became The Tremeloes "without Brian Poole."

It's been so interesting to me to learn how many Blues, Soul and R&B artists were popular in England long after they had faded away in the U.S., and their influence on the burgeoning Rock and Roll musicians in the UK at the time that were preparing to invade the U....

The song was considered to be the first hit in the Jamaican "Blue Beat" style, an ancestor of Reggae, and went #2 on both the Hot 100 in the U.S. and on the U.K. Singles chart.

Their biggest hit was "Dancing In The Street," there was a time when everywhere you went in 1964 that song was playing, falling just short of #1 at #2, and became their "Signature Song," and one of the most covered and popular songs of the Golden Er...

The original song written by Joe and Willie clocked out at 11 minutes, but was edited for Radio Play and spent 5 weeks on the Top 40 Chart reaching #11, just missing the Top 10.

A deep thinker, Mr. Cohen spent his middle years studying the world's religions, and even became a Buddhist Monk and assistant to the roshi (teacher) Joshu Sasaki at the Mount Baldi Zen Center in California, but after all the searching Cohen identified himself as s...

In 1968 Dion had what he called, "A religious experience," and finally was drug-free, and clean as a whistle. Then he recorded the tune, "Abraham, Martin and John," about the murder of three great Americans that caught the zeitgeist of the time and...

. E Street guitarist, rock and roll historian, and Sirius XM host Little Steven Van Zandt helped book the show, and the band played to sold out shows on Broadway where they were joyfully welcomed back.

Politicians called for the record to be banned, Program Director's agonized about adding it to their playlists until it got shoved down their throats by the competition, and the kids loved it.

Fun Fact: Dave Clark besides being a thumping drums player and singer was also an astute business man who made a deal with the record company that he would own the masters of all their songs, or what we call a gold-mine.

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