Friday, February 18, 2011
American Top 40 Flashback - Average White Band
I'm not sure if this is one of the first precursors of disco on AM radio, or one of the last gasps of 70s R&B on AM radio. In the end, it doesn't really matter - it's one of the great radio songs of all time, as well as one that spawned a thousand prom dance cover bands.
Minor trivia - AWB's drummer, Steve Ferrone, is now the drummer for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.
Average White Band, "Pick Up The Pieces" - the #1 song in the country this week in 1975.