After Midnight by Eric Clapton: Who Did It First?

Song: After Midnight (1965 Liberty Records: Liberty #55931, 1972) Artist: J.J. Cale Album: Naturally (Shelter Records 1972)) Imagine living in your car while Eric Clapton has tremendous success with your song and slowly becomes a legend. Imagine earning royalties from this that allow you to not only eat but to go on recording music. Now … Read more

I Can’t See Me Lovin Nobody But You

The Turtles 1967

Song: Happy Together (1967) Artist: The Turtles Album: Happy Together (Sundazed Records) The lyrics “I Can’t See Me Lovin’ Nobody But You” are featured in the song Happy Together as prominently, if not more so, than the lyrics of the title, so many people mistake this for the name of the song. Today, we might consider this … Read more

I’ve Got the Music in Me: Kiki Dee

Kik Dee singing, 1974

Song: I’ve Got the Music In Me (1974) Artist: Kiki Dee Album: I’ve Got the Music In Me (Rocket) If you watched the recent Elton John biopic (if you could call it that), Rocket Man, you may have been interested to see the scene with Elton John recording the duet Don’t Go Breaking My Heart … Read more

Please Share My Umbrella – What Song Is It?

The Hollies, 1964

Song: Bus Stop (1966) Artist: Hollies Album: Bus Stop (Imperial) Written by Graham Gouldman, the opening lyrics of Bus Stop, are “Bus stop, wet day, she’s there, I say please share my umbrella.” The Hollies, however, were co-founded by another famous Graham, Graham Nash, of Crosby, Stills and Nash, along with his friend Alan Clarke, who … Read more