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Speaking to Mojo magazine September 2012, Ray Davies explained regarding this single, "I was expecting my second daughter, Victoria, and in that song is all the layers, the cathartic feelings, the problems, the images, my thoughts on my position in the world, why I should be a parent… I called it 'Wonderboy' because I didn't know it would be a girl."
Despite being a favorite of John Lennon, the song stalled at #36 in the UK charts, becoming the band's first single not to make the UK Top Twenty since their early covers. However, Davies remains philosophical about its relative failure. He told Mojo: "It wasn't a great hit but that doesn't matter. That work is out there. Writing songs is like running a marathon; the important part is finishing."
The Garbage drummer/songwriter produced the Nirvana album Nevermind
, and Smashing Pumpkins' Gish
and Siamese Dream
Gary Lewis and the Playboys had 7 Top-10 hits despite competition from The Beatles. Gary talks about the hits, his famous father, and getting drafted.
Bass Player Scott Edwards
Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."
A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.