Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Roller's Show Tonight...

Repost from last year:
S - A - T-U-R - D-A-Y - NIGHT!
Ugh. On this day in 1975 (11/8), the Bay City Rollers entered the Billboard charts with their mega-hit "Saturday Night". A #1 smash, which would have me diving for the radio buttons whenever it came on. I think this one drove me over to country music. Of course, Nick Lowe's "Roller's Show" was ok.....

5 comments:

MikeW said...

Along with your earlier post about Leo Sayer - it was clearly a dark and dreary time in American music. Throw in a little "Shake Your Bootie" and you see why I spent most of the decade listening to Poco, CDB and Neil Young.

MikeW said...

Thank God we had the Steelers.

LSqrd said...

And it stays bad... The next 2 days had debuts that reached #1.... 11/9/74, was "Kung Foo Fighting", and 11/10/79 was "Do It To Me One More Time" by Captn & Tennile......

Ol' Froth said...

I always thought the Bay City Rollers had heads that were way to large for their bodies. But Kung Fu Fighting is a classic, just for the stupidity of the concept and the lyrics.

LSqrd said...

Well, of the #1 songs mentioned in the past 2 days, "Kung Foo Fighting" is the only one I actually have (on a compilation disc)....