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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 Solo Hit #33 Richie Sambora

I just spent all morning building a time machine, well that’s 4 hours of my life I’ll definitely get back. And anytime you lend it to someone, you get it back immediately. Richard Stephen Sambora (born July 11, 1959) is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead guitarist ofContinue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders Solo Hit #33 Richie Sambora”

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 #30 The Solo Hit – Pete Townsend

Where we live there’s been a lot of rain and some very high winds and I’m really worried about the caravan in my garden. Mainly because I don’t have a caravan. Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English musician. He is co-founder, leader, guitarist, second lead vocalist and principal songwriter ofContinue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #30 The Solo Hit – Pete Townsend”

The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #15 Nirvana

Another day, another turn of the Spinney Wheel Thing Of Destiny. Today’s offering is from the arse-end of the sixties and is by the original Nirvana, who had a #34 hit with Rainbow Chaser. Nirvana are an English pop rock band formed in London in 1965 and though the band achieved only limited commercial success,Continue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders #15 Nirvana”

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) #9 Locomotive

Ho, ho, ho and all that guff. It’s the most wonderful time of the year (apparently), so let’s see what present Santa has left for me in my stocking (the less said about the presents left by his bloody reindeers on me back patio the better). Today’s OHW is Rudi’s In Love by Locomotive whichContinue reading “The Wonderful World of One Hit Wonders (WWOOHW) #9 Locomotive”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #33 Just Another Band From L.A.

Just Another Band from L.A. is a live album by The Mothers, released in 1972. It was recorded live on August 7, 1971 in Pauley Pavilion on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles. A notable inclusion on this album is Billy the Mountain, Zappa’s long, narrative parody of rock operas, which were gaining popularityContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #33 Just Another Band From L.A.”

The Documentaries of Wolfgang Büld

Due to a combination of the nights fair drawing in, some slight (non-Covid) sniffles, and the rain lashing down so hard that a 600-year old man knocked on my door and asked if I had any spare gopher wood, Xmas at mi casa was an sedate, indoor affair. After filling up on so much sugaryContinue reading “The Documentaries of Wolfgang Büld”