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"Stand by the Door"

“Stand by the Door”: 1972 UK Power Ballad

It’s too bad the term “power ballad” has ruined it for power ballads, but as power ballads go, this one is a winner: “Stand By the Door“ Audience (1972) Such an obvious anthem — with that early glam sound (courtesy of London’s Trident Studios). Q:  So how come I only

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"Dora, the Female Explorer"

“Dora the Female Explorer”: Did Nickelodeon Fork Over the Dough?

Rather bemused to learn from UK music periodical Shindig! about a beloved ‘cult’ English rock band named Stackridge who released an original composition entitled “Dora, The Female Explorer” in 1971: Oddly, the article neither mentioned the popular Nickelodeon character of the same name, nor indicated whether the band received any

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