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Tommy’s Coffee Break Calendar for July 11th

Breathing room for Randy Newman… — Bruce not gon’ do it… — Heart charts…

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Nancy (L) and Ann Wilson; L.A., May 2010. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

7/11/1970 (46 years ago today) – This was the first time we heard of Randy Newman: It’s the start of two weeks in a row at No. 1 on the singles chart for Three Dog Night with their classic version of Randy’s “Mama Told Me Not To Come” — The song had previously been covered by Eric Burdon for his first solo album in 1966, and over in the U.K., the legendary Tom Jones hooked up with Brit faves Stereophonics to turn in a No. 4 hit with their interpretation back in 2000. The Dog recording, though, remains the standard: it is, as a matter of fact, one of the all-time best 45-RPM-vinyl pieces ever made!

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7/11/1971 (45 years ago today)The Bruce Springsteen Band opened for Humble Pie at The Sunshine In, Asbury Park, N.J. Peter Frampton, then lead guitarist for the Pie, was so impressed, he told Bruce and the band that he’d like to get them an audition for his record label (A&M), plus have them be the opening act for Pie’s upcoming national tourSpringsteen’s manager at the time, Tinker West, declined both offers on the spot.

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7/11/1987 (29 years ago today) – Didn’t realize it was that old…:Heart kick off three consecutive weeks at No. 1 with the single “Alone” — Carrie Underwood performs it as a contestant on “American Idol” in 2004, after which Simon Cowell tells her “Not only will you win this show, you will sell more records than any other previous Idol winner“. 

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“…don’t turn on the light/’Cause I don’t want to see…”, xoxo!

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