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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”

The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #31 The Solo Hit – Ian Hunter

The first rule of Hangman Club is – o u/- o/no-/- a – -/a – o u -/- a n- – a n /- – u- Ian Hunter Patterson (born 3 June 1939) is an English singer-songwriter and musician who is best known as the lead singer of the English rock band Mott the Hoople,Continue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #31 The Solo Hit – Ian Hunter”

The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders (Beatles Edition) #26 Trash

For the final entrant in our WWOOHW Beatles Edition we are featuring White Trash, who were a Scottish pop group who recorded briefly for Apple Records in 1969. Made up of ex-members of the Pathfinders and the Poets, they were given the name White Trash by Richard DiLello, the Apple liaison officer who wrote aContinue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders (Beatles Edition) #26 Trash”

The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #12 Jo Jo Gunne

Well happy new year to one and all of my readers  and welcome to another WWOOHW episode. In the spirit of ‘new year, new me’, I went and got myself a new fangled spinning wheel device things to help with the creative process of choosing the one-hit wonder to feature on my blog. So let’sContinue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #12 Jo Jo Gunne”

The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #11 Adrian Gurvitz.

Hello folks! On this WWOOHW we’re looking at a guy who is a two time one-hit wonder, Adrian Gurvitz, who had a #8 hit in 1982 with Classic. As mentioned on the previous WWOOHW post, Adrian Gurvitz was the lead guitarist and singer of the band Gun, had his first major hit with Race withContinue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #11 Adrian Gurvitz.”

The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #10 Gun

It’s the day after the night before’s Xmas dinner, and after putting my thumb into the Xmas pudding (quite unhygienic, I know) instead of a plum I pulled out today’s OHW and said “what a convoluted introduction to Race With the Devil by Gun, which reached #8 in 1968.” Evolving from the Ilford-based band, TheContinue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #10 Gun”

The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders (WWOOHW) #6 Norman Greenbaum

Well hello again pop pickers, and welcome once more to the Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders. Today’s OHW is a classic of the genre and is probably the most recognisable of all the OHW’s I’ve featured so far. Gentle people, please welcome to the stage, Norman Greenbaum and his #1 UK hit “Spirit InContinue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders (WWOOHW) #6 Norman Greenbaum”

The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #5 Titanic

Once again back is the rhyme animal, the indelible one-hit wonder finder, with another corking blog post about the wonderful world of acts and artists that had one UK Top 40 hit, and the never bothered to challenge the charts ever again. Today’s crazy, wacky funsters are Titanic who had a #5 hit back inContinue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #5 Titanic”

The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders (WWOOHW) #4 – The Rattles

Ahoy hoy my fellow one-hit wonder travellers and here I go again on my own, walking down the only one-hit wonder road that I know. Today’s act is a German band called The Rattles, who had a #8 hit in October 1970. The Rattles are a German rock band, formed in Hamburg in 1960, andContinue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders (WWOOHW) #4 – The Rattles”

Budo, Kan You Spare A Dime? (GDLIYWI) #49

Bob Dylan at Budokan is a live album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released April 1979 on Columbia Records. It was recorded during his 1978 world tour and is composed mostly of the artist’s “greatest hits”. The performances in the album are radically altered from the originals, using the same musicians that backed Street-Legal, butContinue reading “Budo, Kan You Spare A Dime? (GDLIYWI) #49”