Tag Archives: Capitol Records

memories of the ’80s – Every Rose Has Its Thorn

The end of the 1980s brought a rock band to the top of the charts as Poison got the number one spot with the song Every Rose Has Its Thorn. A single from the rock band’s second album Open Up … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – My Sharona by The Knack

At the end of the 1970s, a debut song became a pop anthem that is still beloved: My Sharona by The Knack. Written by band members Berton Averre and Doug Fieger, the song was written about Fieger’s girlfriend Sharona. Averre … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – You’re No Good by Linda Ronstadt

In the mid 1970s a young singer chose a popular song and took it to number one: You’re No Good by Linda Ronstadt. Written by Clint Ballard Jr., the song was first performed by Dee Dee Warwick in 1963 as … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Stroke by Billy Squier

In the early 1980s, rock musician Billy Squier landed his number one hit despite its racy connotations¬†– The Stroke. Growing up in Boston in the 1960s and 1970s, Squier hung out at nightclubs, eventually joining Magic Terry and the Universe … Continue reading

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