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Not Your Father’s “Purple Haze”

I just stumbled upon another freaky coincidence that is not unlike Germany’s 1966 one-off single by The Dead-Heads — In the year 1968, two artists – The Jimi Hendrix Experience and singer, Robert Ray Whitley – both released original compositions entitled “1983“! “1983” By “beach music composer” Ray Whitley How bizarre

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"We Did"

“We Did”: Herb & Kay, in fact, Did

“We Did” by Herb And Kay sure sounds like an A-side to me: “We Did“ Herb And Kay (1955) And yet, this song – recorded on August 19, 1955 at Cincinnati’s King Studios – ended up as the B-side to “I’ve Got a Right to Be Jealous.” (photo courtesy of

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