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This song is about child prostitution. Gilder had moved from Vancouver to Los Angeles, and was amazed at how many young girls he saw working as prostitutes on Hollywood Boulevard. (thanks, Jeanette - Hawthorne, CA)
This was Gilder's only hit. He was previously in a group called Sweeney Todd.
This took 21 weeks to get to #1 in the US, a record at the time. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England)
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?
Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job.
The "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" singer makes a habit of playing with the best in the business.