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Month: August, 2011

Nick Ashford – RIP

August 23, 2011 | Commentary

It is with saddest to hear of the death of Nick Ashford, the Ashford of the Ashford and Simpson song writing team. Nick Ashford has pass away after a battling throat cancer. He was 70. The songwriting team of Ashford and Simpson are Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson. They meet in 1963 and recorded as […]

Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots – Disco Duck

August 15, 2011 | 1976, Disco, Male, Number 1

In 1976 dance music, Disco music, was moving toward big popularity. Memphis Disc Jockey Rick Dees came up with a crazy parody on the craze featuring the Disco Duck. Dees has said that the song was completed in a day, but took months until someone would join with him to record it. It was a […]

Elton John – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

August 12, 2011 | 1976, Male, Top 40

It was the summer of 1976 and Elton john recorded this duet with Kiki Dee. This version is him singing it alone in one of his concerts during the same time period. While Elton John had enjoyed quite a few number ones in the US, and this one reach it as well, this song was […]