Friday, February 22nd, 2013 by Mike McKay
Listen for the 101 # 1 Song of the Day Replay and win a family fun four pack of tickets to the Monster Jam 2013 at the Sun Bowl (3/2 – 3/3)
The 101 number one song of the day was the result of a drunken night of revelry for the man who John Lennon called his favorite American singer.
He was a song writer whose work was recorded by The Turtles, Lulu, Rick Nelson, Blood, Sweat and Tears and many others. In fact, Three Dog Night scored a top ten hit with his song, “One.” Oddly enough, his own biggest hit recordings were written by someone else. One night, he was listening to music and throwing back a number of drinks when a particular song struck his fancy. The following day, when he sobered up, he tried to remember the song. At first he thought it was a Beatles song but eventually he realized it was something on a Badfinger album. He thought it had the potential to be a number one song and he was right. On February 22, 1972 it was atop Billboard’s Hot 100 – It’s Nillson “Without You.”