“Brooklyn’s Own” Joe Causi has been around a few blocks, quite a few times — so when he’s got some music history for you, you’d better take heed.
Welcome to another week in music history!
This time around the Beatles meet the Rolling Stones for the first time ever; we get punked with the Ramones; everything wasn’t that all “Beautiful” for Carole King; and we lose one of R&B’s biggest producers. Oh and by the way… HOW MANY times can you curse in one song?!
It would be this week in 1976 when Rolling Stone magazine would name The Ramones‘ debut album as one of the 100 Greatest Album Covers of all time. The front cover showed the band members standing in a line leaning against a brick wall, taken by Roberta Bayley.
Everything really wasn’t that “Beautiful” for Carole King this week in 1987, when the legendary singer/songwriter would sue record company owner Lou Adler for breach of contract.
Carole claimed that she was owed over $400,000 in royalties. She also asked for all rights to her old recordings.
Besides creating amazing music with Chic, he would go on to work with the talents of such artists like ABC, Power Station, Sister Sledge, Sheila and B. Devotion, Diana Ross, Johnny Mathis, Debbie Harry, Air Supply, and Rod Stewart.
It’s over the bridge we go to Staten Island when it would be this week in 2004 that R&B singer Eamon started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘#$%& It, (I Don’t Want You Back)’ — his debut single.
The song would go on to be listed in the Guinness World Book of Records for “the most expletives in a No.1 song”, with 33.
Yikes, that’s a lot of cursing!