In 1959 Vincent got in trouble with the Government over non-payment of taxes, and the Musicians Union for not paying dues, so he sold the Band's equipment and moved to Europe.

Fun Fact: George Frayne, the Commander Cody character, has totally denied that he burned down the Fraternity House at the University of Michigan after they threw him out...no matter what anyone says.

Fun Fact: In 1957 Ivory Joe Hunter was invited to visit Elvis at Graceland and The two spent the day together, singing "I Almost Lost My Mind," R&B and Gospel songs.

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....

In the late 70's she began recording Christian Gospel records and tried to separate herself from the sexy, "loose woman" image that she had gotten from Harper Valley PTA...but she still included it in her live shows because that's what the folks came...

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.

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.

"When" went to #5 in the U.S., but in the U.K. it was a super-smash staying on the Charts for 18 weeks, five at #1, and sold over two million records. But alas, the boys could not find a follow-up hit and eventually returned to their day jobs and attended col...

Fun Fact: The name Wild Cherry came from a box of cough drops.

Show and Tell It was, as we used to say, "In the Grooves," and went from Hit Bound to #1 on Top 40 radio around the country, selling a million copies and driving the same-titled album into the stratosphere.

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