Two classic singles today: one of the best covers ever, and a corny '70's one-hit wonder, plus Happy Birthday Rooster!

Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart, Sept. 1973. (Photo: Roy Jones/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

1/10/1964 (53 years ago today) - Originally written and performed by Buddy Holly, "Not Fade Away" was recorded by The Rolling Stones on this date at London's Olympic Studios; it became their first U.S. single, but it only went as high as number 48 on the Billboard chart (their version of The Beatles' "I Wanna Be Your Man" was the B-side). Still one of the Stones best ever records; 1-minute-and-48-seconds of sheer Bo Diddley-esque perfection!

1/10/1976 (41 years ago today) - When "Breaker, breaker" became part of the lexicon: C.W. McCall hit the toppermost of the poppermost with the ludicrous classic "Convoy" -- No. 1 on the pop chart for one week, No. 1 on the Country chart for six-in-a-row! It wasn't just an American phenom -- it went to No. 2 in the U.K. as well. McCall was, in fact, an advertising agent (of course!) whose real name was Bill Fries, and who couldn't resist pointing out that "truckin'" rhymes with...

1/10/1945 - Happy Birthday Sir Roderick David "Rod" Stewart, 72 years old today. Doesn't seem to care about his legacy, so neither do I, though I'll still take the "Every Picture Tells A Story" album with me in my Desert Isle stack'o'vinyl.

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