The 101 Number One Song of the Day was a product of two roadies from two different bands – one wrote the song and the other sang it – with his brother.
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The 101 Number One Song of the Day was a product of two roadies from two different bands – one wrote the song and the other sang it – with his brother. Larry Williams was an aspiring songwriter working at the time schlepping equipment for the band who backed Neil Diamond when he was on the road. Producer Phil Gernhard liked a song that that Larry had written but couldn’t decide who to sing it. Around the same time he had decided to do a record with another young performer whose brother was working as a roadie for Jim Stafford of “Spiders and Snakes” fame. It was during the taping of a TV show Gerhard happen to hear the roadie singing for his own amusement and decided then and there that he had just the right voice for the new song he wanted to record. In fact he used both brothers on the record. The roadie’s name was Howard Bellamy, older brother of David Bellamy and that is how the Bellamy Brothers came to be – the number one song on May 6, 1976 was “Let Your Love Flow.”