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The Floaters were an R&B group formed by members of The Detroit Emeralds. This was their only hit.
Group member James Mitchell got the idea for this when it came to him in a dream. He jumped out of bed and hummed the tune into a tape recorder so he would remember it.
The idea for the lyrics was to spotlight each member of the band, who introduced themselves with their name and astrological sign.
Mike Watt - "History Lesson, Pt. 2"
Mike Watt of the Minutemen tells the story of the song that became an Indie Rock touchstone. It's also the story of what Mike calls "The Movement."
His song "Into The Night" is one of the most-played of all time. For Benny, it took him to hell and back.
Harry is Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, Mark Shubb in The Folksmen, and Mr. Burns on The Simpsons
Jules Shear - "All Through The Night"
Shears does very little promotion, which has kept him secluded from the spotlight. What changed when Cyndi Lauper had a hit with his song? Not much, really.