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This was the first Electric Light Orchestra single not to use strings. (thanks, Ken - Louisville, KY)
The third verse is in French. The translation is: "Hold on tight to your dream/Hold on tight to your dream/When you see your ship go sailing/When you feel your heart is breaking/Hold tight to your dream." (thanks, Logan - Troy, MT)
Dan cracked the Top 40 with "Ritual," then went to India and spent 2 hours with the Dalai Lama.
Harry is Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, Mark Shubb in The Folksmen, and Mr. Burns on The Simpsons
This Kentucky singer/songwriter's hits include "She Couldn't Change Me" (recorded by Montgomery Gentry) and "It Ain't Easy Being Me."
The Real Nick Drake
The head of Drake's estate shares his insights on the late folk singer's life and music.