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Gerry and the Pacemakers were a British beat group prominent in the 1960s Merseybeat scene. They came from Liverpool, were managed by Brian Epstein, and were recorded by George Martin. They were the first act to reach number one in the UK Singles Chart with their first three single releases. "How Do You Do It?" was first and "I Like It" being second. The massive "You'll Never Walk Alone" single was third. Gerry Marsden formed the group in 1956 with his brother Fred, Les Chadwick, and Arthur McMahon. They rivalled the Beatles early in their career, playing in the same areas of Hamburg an..
This song by Stevie Wonder from his 1976 album, “Songs in the Key of Life” was written to celebrate the birth of his daughter, Aisha Morris. Wonder collaborated on the song with Harlem songwriter and studio owner Burnetta "Bunny" Jones. The song starts with a baby's first cry recorded during actual childbirth. A recording of Wonder bathing Aisha as an older toddler is brought into the final section of the song, mixed with Wonder's extended chromatic harmonica solo. All of the instruments heard in the song are played by Wonder. You will find this new style under our 'Keyboard Software..
We have completely rebuilt our style repertoire of disks for KETRON instruments during this month and we have more to come as well. Our individual song style library is now up to over 110 styles, wow, and we thought it was about time that our disk collections received the attention that you deserve as well. So we rebuilt the entire repertoire of our main disks as well under the collection name of Blue Style Disk Collections. We now have an entirely new collection of disks that have in some cases been reworked and in others are brand new. So why don't you go and have a look ..
This song by the English rock band the Beatles was written by Paul McCartney and credited to the Lennon–McCartney partnership. Its nine-week run at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 tied the all-time record in 1968 for the longest run at the top of the US charts and sold approximately eight million. The writing and recording of "Hey Jude" coincided with a period of upheaval in the Beatles. The ballad evolved from "Hey Jules", a song McCartney wrote to comfort John Lennon's son, Julian after Lennon had left his wife for the Japanese artist Yoko Ono. "Hey Jude" was the first Beatles son..
This song was originally performed in 1961 by American singer-songwriter Ben E. King and written by King, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller. It was featured on the soundtrack of the 1986 film Stand by Me. It was also featured in a 1987 European commercial of Levi's 501 jeans, contributing to greater success in Europe. In 2012, the song's royalties were estimated to have topped £17 million making it the sixth highest-earning song as of its era. 50% of the royalties were paid to King. In 2014, King's original version was inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congres..
This song, by the Beatles, was released on 6 March 1970 as a single. It was written and sung by Paul McCartney, and credited to the Lennon–McCartney partnership. The single version of the song, produced by George Martin, features a softer guitar solo and the orchestral section mixed low, compared to the album version, produced by Phil Spector, featuring a more-aggressive guitar solo and the orchestral sections mixed higher. At the time, it had the highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100, beginning its chart run at number 6 and eventually reaching the top. It was their final single before..
"Alone Again (Naturally)" is a song by Irish singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan. It was released in 1972 at the same time as (but not on) the album, “Back to Front”. The single spent six weeks at No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1972. The song also spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Easy Listening chart. The track reached No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart. The song is an introspective ballad, starting with the singer contemplating suicide after being left at the altar after his bride deserted him, and then telling about the death of hi..
"F.B.I." is an instrumental rock tune recorded by the British group The Shadows, written by Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch and Jet Harris. Due to complicated publishing contracts, "F.B.I." was credited to their manager Peter Gormley, who was also acting as Cliff Richard's manager. The actual composers' names never appeared on the credits. It was released by EMI as a single in February 1961 on the Columbia label with "Midnight" as the B-side. It spent 19 weeks in the UK Singles Chart reaching No. 6 on two separate occasions in mid-February and mid-March 1961. It was released in the United Stat..
Richard Carpenter selected "We've Only Just Begun" for the duo's third single and included it on the LP Close to You. Released in late summer 1970, the single featured Karen's lead vocals and the overdubbed harmonies of both siblings. Following their hit "Close to You" onto the charts, "We've Only Just Begun" was a hit No. 1 on the Cash Box singles chart and No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 becoming the pair's second million-selling gold single. It was considered by both Karen and Richard to be their signature song. According to The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (6th edition), on the..
This song by Chas & Dave was from the album 'Mustn't Grumble' which was released as a single on 7 March 1982 and entered the UK Singles Chart at No. 62. The song stayed in the charts for 11 weeks and peaked at number No. 2 on 17 April 1982. It was also the duo's first and biggest hit in Ireland, peaking at No. 3 on the Irish Singles Chart in April 1982. Interviewed by The Daily Telegraph in 2015 Chas Hodges was asked which was the band's biggest earning hit, and said: "It’s difficult to say. "Ain’t No Pleasing You" reached number two and is the most played. It was also the biggest a..