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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 2-5-14

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 by

Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day, Your Morning Show

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The 101 number one song of the day comes from a man whose best years seemed to be behind him in 1962 when he reached number one.  It took Elton John to get him back to the top. 

He had lots of in the late 50s and early 60s but then things pretty much dried up from this kid from Brooklyn.  By the 70s he moved to London where he lived for a while with his family.  There he met Elton John who had just started a new American label, Rocket Records.  Elton decided to sign him and a new album was recorded.  A cover version of the song they intended to release as the first single suddenly popped up on the American charts and they rushed to get their single on radio stations.  When it started to get airplay it raced to the top where it sat on February 5, 1975 and the second half of his career was off and running – Neil Sedaka and Laughter in the Rain.

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