'Travellin' Man,' the second US No. 1 for Ricky Nelson, was literally rescued from the garbage can and had connections to Sam Cooke and Glen Campbell.
Love makes the world go round, but love also goes round itself, in the grooves of the majority of the greatest pop songs ever made.
On 30 January 1965, when Billboard resumed publishing its R&B chart after a 14-month gap, Motown ruled the roost with the Temptations' 'My Girl.'
Sam Cooke, born on 22 January, 193, was not only a soul icon, but one of the first African-American stars with a grasp of how the music business worked.
Rod Stewart, born on 10 January 1945, made a series of formative records for Mercury that are well worth reinvestigating.
Less than a month after his shocking death, fans of Sam Cooke gave him his first posthumous hit with 'Shake,' which made the Hot 100 on 9 January 1965.
On the UK chart for New Year's Day, 1972, Cat Stevens debuted with 'Morning Has Broken,' an attractive version of the Christian hymn published in 1931.
After Sam Cooke hit No. 1 in the US with the stylish pop of ‘You Send Me,' he charted on December 30 1957 with '(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons.'
An appreciation of the unique life of British TV producer, actor, producer et al, the remarkable Jack Good, who died on 24 September 2017 at the age of 86.