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This was written for the movie That'll Be The Day, starring Ringo Starr... and David Essex. Ringo was a musician who sometimes acted. Essex was an actor who was sometimes a musician. It didn't make it on to the movie. (thanks, Brad Wind - Miami, FL)
The lyrics are a tribute to the early days of Rock 'n' Roll.
This was a US #1 hit for Michael Damian in 1989. Like David Essex, Damian was also an actor. He was on the soap opera The Young And The Restless.
Damian's version was used in the Corey Feldman movie Dream A Little Dream.
This was Essex' only hit in the US, but he had several more in England.
The trippy rhythm made this a popular drug song.
This is the opening song for the 2000 movie Sunset Strip. (thanks, Shari - Port Townsend, WA)
Def Leppard covered this song for their 2006 CD Yeah! The CD is a tribute to influential '60s and '70s Rock bands. (thanks, Adolfo - Mission, TX)
Jason co-wrote many of Colbie Caillat's hits, including "Bubbly" and "Realize."
Rudolf, Bob Dylan and the Singing Dogs all show up in this Fact or Fiction for seasonal favorites.
Since emerging from MySpace with her hit "Bubbly," Colbie has become a top songwriter, even crafting a hit with Taylor Swift.
Dave Alvin - "4th Of July"
When Dave recorded the first version of the song with his group the Blasters, producer Nick Lowe gave him some life-changing advice.