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101 # 1 Song of the Day 3-19-13

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 by

Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day

Caller number ten wins to tickets to the Second Chance Prom this weekend at the Las Cruces Convention Center with the 101 # 1 Song of the Day Replay.

 

The 101 Number One Song of the Day was written by a Rhodes Scholar who met the person who would sing it during what was called the “great tequila bash.” 

It was the spring of 1970 and he stayed at her home for a party that lasted for weeks.  When friends worried that the hard drinking Texas mama who took the song to the top of the charts would ruin her health with her lifestyle, she replied, “Maybe I won’t last as long as other singers, but I think you can destroy you now worrying about tomorrow.”  As it turned out she did not have many tomorrows left.  She would not live out the year.  In the following year, the song written by the Rhodes Scholar – Kris Kristofferson – would become number one.  It arrived at the top this week in March, 1971 – for late Janis Joplin.  (Me And Bobby McGee)

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