101 # 1 Song of the Day – 10-28-13

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The 101 number one song of the day was written and performed by a one hit wonder from London whose inspiration about the wasted life of a streetwise Lolita from the grittiness of Hollywood Boulevard. 

When he was 10, his family moved to Vancouver, British Columbia.  In 1971, he and others teamed up to form a band called Sweeney Todd and they struggled in obscurity until legal battles forced him out on his own.  He tried to team up with Beatles producer George Martin but that didn’t work out so he wound up with producer Mike Chapman who frankly didn’t think today’s featured single was strong enough to make it.  He was wrong but it took 20 long weeks to reach the top where it landed on October 28, 1978 for Nick Gilder – The song: Hot Child in the City