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The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #48 Love/Hate

Moving away from the duo/duets one-hit wonders, our Spinney Wheel Thing Of Destiny (SWTOD) is back from its well earned rest and is chomping at the bit to bring you more One-Hit Wonder wonderfulness, and the first act kicking off this week is glam metal band Love/Hate. Love/Hate is an American hard rock/glam metal bandContinue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #48 Love/Hate”

The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #47 The Kalin Twins

My dog’s learning to speak a foreign language.”“Español?”“No, he’s a labrador.” The Kalin Twins (born February 16, 1934), also known as Hal and Herbie, were an American pop singing, songwriting and recording duo, formed in 1958 by twin brothers Harold Kalin and Herbert Kalin. The duo is best remembered for their number one 1958 hitContinue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #47 The Kalin Twins”

The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #46 Midge Ure & Mick Khan

I just received a ‘save the date’ card. I didn’t know that they were endangered. Midge Ure OBE, a Scottish musician, singer-songwriter and record producer (who found chart success with Slik, Thin Lizzy, Rich Kids, and Visage, and as the frontman of Ultravox), teamed up in 1983 with Andonis Michaelides, better known as Mick Karn,Continue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #46 Midge Ure & Mick Khan”

The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #45 Althea & Donna

My friend just received his PhD for years of research into the history, development and usage of palindromes. Say hello to Dr. Awkward. Althea & Donna were a Jamaican reggae vocal duo, consisting of teenage singers Althea Rose Forrest (17) and Donna Marie Reid (18) and are best known for their 1977 reggae single UptownContinue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #45 Althea & Donna”

The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #44 Zager and Evans

While Karl Marx was working on the Communist Manifetso his sister Onya was inventing the starting pistol. Danny Zager and Rick Evans were an American rock-pop duo active during the late 1960s and early 1970s, and are best known for their 1969 #1 hit single In the Year 2525, which topped the charts on bothContinue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #44 Zager and Evans”

Artists With Self-titled Songs (AWSTS) #1

Whilst trawling t’internet for new ideas for this blog, I came across a ‘Rate Your Music’ list of artists with self-titled songs and was surprised to discover that there are a shedload of them, over 800 of the bleeders! Now, I’m not doing the entire list of entrants from RYM because: a) life’s too shortContinue reading “Artists With Self-titled Songs (AWSTS) #1”

The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #43 Warm Sounds

I know it’s a long shot but does anyone know what a trebuchet is? Warm Sounds were an English musical duo, consisting of Denver Gerrard and Barry Younghusband, and later adding John Carr. Their one hit was Birds and Bees, which reached #27 in March 1967; and although they had an “airplay hit” with theContinue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #43 Warm Sounds”

The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #42 Twice As Much

Whilst Alexander Graham Bell was inventing the telephone his Mexican cousin Taco, was also changing the world. Twice as Much was a British musical duo, composed of Dave Skinner and Andrew Rose, harmony singers who, despite writing much of their own material, had their only UK Top 40 success as performers with a cover ofContinue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #42 Twice As Much”

The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #41 Coverdale Page

I want to organize a hide and seek tournament for next month, but I’m finding it tough going. Good players are hard to find. Taking a break from the usual husband/wife, male/female duos, today’s post features the 1993 collab between David Coverdale and Jimmy Page. Following the disbandment of Coverdale’s band Whitesnake and a failedContinue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #41 Coverdale Page”

The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #40 Les Paul/Mary Ford

I was walking in the garden when a decorative statuette starting lecturing me about oppressive capitalism. It was Gnome Chomsky Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the solid-bodyContinue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #40 Les Paul/Mary Ford”