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Thunderclap Newman were a UK Rock group formed by Jazz pianist Andy "Thunderclap" Newman, singer/drummer John "Speedy" Keen and 16-year-old guitarist Jimmy McCulloch. Pete Townshend discovered them.
Townshend engineered, arranged and played bass on this song. The Who never had a #1 hit - this was the only song he worked on that went to the top of the charts.
The original title was "Revolution," but they had to change it when The Beatles came out with a song using that title.
This was used in the 1969 film The Magic Christian. It was also featured in the 2000 movie Almost Famous and the comedy movie Kingpin. (thanks, brent - Wooddale, IL)
Townshend also produced "Accidents," which was the follow-up single and went to to #46 in the UK. The group split up soon after. Newman took up the saxophone and returned to the pub circuit. and McCulloch joined Wings before dying of heart failure in 1979. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
This was used in a commercial television advertisement campaign for DirecTV. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
As a 5-year-old, Brandi was writing lyrics to instrumental versions lullabies. She still puts her heart into her songs, including the one Elton John sings on.
Kerry Livgren of Kansas
In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."
This Kentucky singer/songwriter's hits include "She Couldn't Change Me" (recorded by Montgomery Gentry) and "It Ain't Easy Being Me."
Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."