Saturday, July 5, 2008


Captain & Tennille's "Love Will Keep Us Together" was a very big record, but there is no truth to the rumor that it inspired the Joy Division's rock classic "Love Will Tear Us Apart."

Belinda Carlisle led the Go-Go's to a spot in the history books in 1982, when their debut album, Beauty and the Beat, became the first album by a female rock band to hit No. 1.

Eric Carmen's first solo hit was the solem "All By Myself." His second was the forlorn "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again." Could this be the same Eric who had sung the Raspberries' classic "Go All The Way" with such optimism and abandon just four years earlier?

Johnny Cash recorded two live albums in prisons in the late 60s--Folsom and San Quentin--and both topped the two million sales mark. A third live album, recorded at the Grand Ole Opry, didn't sell nearly as well. There's just nothing like a captive audience.

Peter Cetera is one of seven artists to hit No. 1 as a soloist, as part of a duet, and as part of a group. The six others to have hit the top in all three configurations: Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder, and Elton John.

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