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This reached #1 on the UK, Japanese, European and Australian charts.
Micky Most asked songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman for a song for Suzi Quatro and they came up with this. When asked what "Can The Can" means, Chinn replied: "It means something that is pretty impossible, you can't get one can inside another if they are the same size, so we're saying you can't put your man in the can if he is out there and not willing to commit. The phrase sounded good and we didn't mind if the public didn't get the meaning of it."
Suzi Quatro: "I can hear a record for the first time and know whether it will be a hit. And I knew as soon as we had finished recording that we had a big hit on our hands." (above quotes from 1000 UK #1 Hits
by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh - thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
John Lee Hooker
Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed Bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write The Blues.
The "A Thousand Miles" singer on what she thinks of her song being used in White Chicks
and how she captured a song from a dream.
The "Midnight At The Oasis" singer is an Old Time gal.
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.