101 # 1 Song of the Day 8-28-12

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The 101 number one song of the day took a troubled American band to the top of the Hot 100 with a cover of a British pop reggae song but trouble soon returned and their success was short-lived.

The group was founded by Michael Brown who was a founding member and guiding force behind the Left Banke.  But internal problems led to his departure from that group.  He met up with Ian Lloyd and they put together a new band and Brown suggested they record a song that was a hit in England by the group Hot Chocolate.  During the recording, dissent among the members led Brown to write off his brain child and leave the group.  The record got done nonetheless and on August 28, 1973 it was number one in America.  But it wasn’t long before the remaining members of the group began arguing again and they broke up soon after.  This was their one claim to fame: “Brother Louie and the group – Stories