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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)
Rupert crafted hits for Tina Turner, Howard Jones and The Fixx.
John Lee Hooker
Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed Bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write The Blues.