February 20, 2017

♫ Remembering the 70s ♫: WAITING IN VAIN by Bob Marley (Reggae)

Remember this classic by the legendary Bob Marley? It was released in 1977...

"Waiting in Vain" is a song written by reggae musician Bob Marley and recorded by Bob Marley & The Wailers, for his 1977 album Exodus. Released as a single, it hit number twenty-seven in the UK Singles Chart.

The single was one of only a few of Marley's Island singles to feature a non-album B-Side, this being the song "Roots", an outtake from the Rastaman Vibration sessions. This later appeared on the compilation Rebel Music and on Exodus (Deluxe Edition). The 1981 reissue of Waiting In Vain featured a megamix called Marley Mix Up Medley instead.

February 08, 2017

MUSIC NEWS | Remembering Rock and Roll Singer, Del Shannon who Took his Life On This Day in History...

Del Shannon in 1965.
The singer-songwriter was best known for his 1961 No. 1 Billboard hit "Runaway".

Suffering from depression, for which he was taking Prozac, Shannon took his own life on February 8, 1990, killing himself with a .22-caliber rifle at his home in Santa Clarita, California. He was cremated, and his ashes were scattered. Following his death, the Traveling Wilburys honored him by recording a version of "Runaway".

Lynne also co-produced Shannon's posthumous album, Rock On, released on Silvertone in 1991.

Shannon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

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