TUESDAY 5TH JUNE 2012
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TUESDAY 5TH JUNE 2012

I WANT CANDY
BOW WOW WOW

#9 Jun 1982

I WANT CANDY” IS A SONG WRITTEN AND ORIGINALLY RECORDED BY THE STRANGELOVES IN 1965 THAT WENT TO NUMBER 11 IN THE UNITED STATES. IT IS A FAMOUS EXAMPLE OF A SONG THAT USES THE BO DIDDLEY BEAT.

THE SONG WAS THE SINGLE BY POP ROCK GROUP BOW WOW WOW RELEASED AS THE FIRST AND ONLY SINGLE FROM THEIR EP THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS. FOR MANY IN AMERICA, “I WANT CANDY” WAS THEIR FIRST INTRODUCTION TO YOUNG LEAD SINGER ANNABELLA LWIN AND THE BAND. THE SONG BARELY SCRAPED THE TOP 50, BUT BECAME AN ENDURING NEW WAVE CLASSIC. THE SONG GAVE ITS NAME TO THE BAND’S 1982 RELEASE, I WANT CANDY, WHICH WAS MAINLY A COMPILATION, BUT INCLUDED A COUPLE OF NEW CUTS PRODUCED BY KENNY LAGUNA (JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS).

THE ENDURING POPULARITY OF BOW WOW WOW’S RECORDING IS PARTLY DUE TO THE MEMORABLE VIDEO THAT GOT HEAVY PLAY IN THE EARLY DAYS OF MTV. THIS RECORDING IS HIGHLY ASSOCIATED WITH 80S POP MUSIC.

1965, THE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM TO ‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC’ STARTED A 10-WEEK RUN AT NO.1 ON THE UK CHART. IT RETURNED TO THE TOP OF THE CHARTS ON NO LESS THAN 11 OTHER OCCASIONS SPENDING OVER 380 WEEKS ON THE CHART.

1971, PAUL MCCARTNEY’S SECOND SOLO ALBUM ‘RAM’ STARTED A TWO-WEEK RUN AT NO.1 ON THE UK CHART. FEATURING THE US NO.1 SINGLE ‘UNCLE ALBERT / ADMIRAL HALSEY’

1975, DURING RECORDING SESSIONS FOR WISH YOU WERE HERE AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS, LONDON, ENGLAND, SYD BARRETT TURNED UP OUT OF THE BLUE AS PINK FLOYD WERE LISTENING TO PLAYBACKS OF ‘SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND’, (A TRIBUTE TO FORMER BAND MEMBER BARRETT). THIS WAS THE LAST TIME ANY MEMBER OF PINK FLOYD SAW BARRETT.

1977, ALICE COOPER’S BOA CONSTRICTOR, A CO-STAR OF HIS LIVE ACT SUFFERED A FATAL BITE FROM A RAT IT WAS BEING FED FOR BREAKFAST. COOPER HELD AUDITIONS FOR A REPLACEMENT AND A SNAKE NAMED ‘ANGEL’ GOT THE GIG.

1983, DURING A 48-DATE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR U2 PLAYED AT RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER NEAR DENVER. THE SHOW WAS RECORDED AND RELEASED AS ‘U2 LIVE AT RED ROCKS: UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY.’

1993, COUNTRY SINGER CONWAY TWITTY DIED FROM AN ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM. HE HAD THE 1958 US & UK NO.1 SINGLE ‘IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE’.

2002, DEE DEE RAMONE (DOUGLAS GLENN COLVIN), BASS GUITARIST WITH THE RAMONES DIED AT HIS HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA APARTMENT OF A HEROIN OVERDOSE AGED 49. HE WAS THE GROUP’S PRIMARY SONGWRITER, PENNING SONGS SUCH AS ‘ROCKAWAY BEACH’, ’53RD & 3RD’, AND ‘POISON HEART’.

 

 

BORN ON THIS DAY

1954, , NICKO MCBRAIN, DRUMS, IRON MAIDEN
1970 – CLAUS NORREEN, AQUA
1971 –  MARK WAHLBERG, MARKY MARK, NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
1946, FREDDIE STONE, GUITAR, SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE, (1971 US NO.1 & 1972 UK NO.15 SINGLE ‘FAMILY AFFAIR’).
1947, BORN ON THIS DAY, LAURIE ANDERSON, US SINGER, (1981 UK NO.2 SINGLE ‘O SUPERMAN’).
1948, BORN ON THIS DAY, FRANK ESLERSMITH, KEYBOARDS, AIR SUPPLY

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