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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 2-25-14

Tuesday, February 25th, 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 was recorded by a band from Chicago that wanted a name that sounded like England.

The British invasion had American bands scrambling for ways to compete with the Beatles, the Stones, the Dave Clark Five and others.  Originally known as the Pulsations, they briefly considered choosing the name “The Baker Street Irregulars” as a nod to Sherlock Holmes.  But eventually they agreed to name which reflected royalty and on February 25, 1967 they owned the number one song in America – Here now are the Buckinghams and “Kind of a Drag.”

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