Thursday, May 14, 2015

39 years ago this month

One of the greatest karaoke songs of all time, 
Elvin Bishop’s “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” 
peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 
May 1976, the month I arrived in New York City.

It’s like an anthem from the 1970’s, 
going gold on June 23rd of that same year.

Less well known is the fact that Bishop plays the guitar but doesn’t actually sing on this legendary track.

He left that to Mickey Thomas, 
a back up singer in his band.

When asked “Why?”... Elvin said,

Turn it up. Way up.

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