Tommy’s Coffee Break Calendar for February 17th
A classic single that could have only happened in the Swingin' '60's -- An unlikely duet between two living legends -- A monstrous debut for a band destined to become one of rock's biggest acts ever!!!
2/17/1966 (54 years ago today) - Frank's oldest daughter, Nancy Sinatra, was at No. 1 with the mega-smash hit single "These Boots Are Made For Walking", primo-Sixties-chic at its best -- Irresistibly catchy, the song was written by cult icon Lee Hazelwood, and the musicians on the track were the infamous session men known as The Wrecking Crew, who played on almost all of Phil Spector's classic "Wall of Sound" singles, as well as being the band on hit tracks by Sonny & Cher, The Mamas & The Papas, The Byrds' cover of "Mr. Tambourine Man" and the first two albums by The Monkees!
2/17/1969 (51 years ago today) - Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash recorded "Girl From The North Country" at CBS Studios in Nashville -- This is the version would later appear on the way-ahead-of-its-time classic Dylan LP "Nashville Skyline". Ridiculously cool, really...
2/17/1975 (45 years ago today) - AC/DC released their debut album "High Voltage", featuring one of the most no-holds-barred versions ever laid down of the Big Joe Williams classic "Baby Please Don't Go", along with Bon Scott's notorious "She's Got Balls", the first song he wrote the lyrics for (it was about his ex-wife Irene) -- Could anyone have ever predicted that this band would go on to conquer the world? In 1975, we never saw it coming...good work, boys.
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"I'm a-wonderin' if she remembers me at all...", xoxo!