Today in 1978 it was released the single «Because the night» by Patti Smith Group. Written by Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith (they were recording their own album in adjoining rooms at the same studio and with the same engineer/producer Jimmy lovine), it helped propel sales of ‘Easter’ to «mainstream success».   By the way, […]

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Chuck by friends (IV)

Of course we can not forget Chuck Berry’s songs covered by The Rolling Stones; I have counted 13 versions included on regular albums in this list. We have selected a couple of them. in the opinion of a non-RollingStones expert (me), they are the most famous ones. Enjoy! I could not resist including this video […]

Choose your version

Today, a few years ago, rockabilly pioneer Dale Hawkins was dead when he was 73. He composed and released the famous ‘Susie Q’ sixtie years ago. Here are the original and a bunch of covers from this song. You can choose one or enjoy with al of them! Etc etc etc


Today we are going to share the story of Claudine Longet (Paris, 29 Jan. 1942). She was a pop singer, but an actress too (she appeared in the film ‘The Party’ by Blake Edwards, where she sang ‘Nothing to Lose’ with music by Henri Mancini and lyrics by Don Black).  She was married to the […]

Your majesties

A friend of mine, a cosmopolitan and modern monsieur, has been asking quite often for a song by the Rolling Stones. Today is the day. 12 July 1962: first ever gig at the Marquee Club, 165 Oxford Street, London. So today is the day. By the way, any songs by the Stones’ old archenemies has been played […]