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Baby, Come to Me – Patti Austin and James Ingram

Baby, Come to Me – Patti Austin and James Ingram

TV shows can transform tunes from good song to hit song. All it takes is a little timing, a little luck and that unplanned groundswell of support that pushes a song from a failed single or album track to Billboard number one song. In the one-hit wonder world, this phenomenon has occurred many times. Don’t believe me? How about these examples: “Welcome Back” by John Sebastian (The Theme from Welcome Back, Kotter) “Believe it or Not” by Joey … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop

Welcome Back – John Sebastian

Welcome Back – John Sebastian

If you were a kid in 1976, Welcome Back Kotter was the greatest show on TV. Better than Happy Days. Better than Good Times. Better than All in the Family. And the theme song, “Welcome Back” by John Sebastian, was a staple on AM radio stations. America fell in love with the Sweathogs that featured Gabe Kaplan and the legendary, Vinnie Barbarino, i.e., John Travolta. Vinnie was the man. With his feathered hair, massive Goody comb … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop