Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Today in Music History:

In 1956, Travelling from Amarillo to Nashville, the plane that Elvis Presley was flying on developed engine trouble and was forced to make an emergency landing. The incident created a fear of flying for Presley.
The Flirts were a white, female trio from New York who had several dance hits and music videos on MTV in the early eighties when the channel was still a wee tot. The menudo-esque female trio are best known for releasing quirky and/or sensual New Wave, Hi-NRG and Dance-pop tunes, one of which was their 1982 hit "Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime)" from their debut album "10 Cents A Dance"'. I say Menudo-like because they were a creation devised by Hi-NRG mogul Bobby Orlando. This bubbly female trio sang his songs while he performed most of the instrumentation and kept the girls on the album sleeves looking young. Thus every album had a different line up of cutesy women. But who cares, the tunes were infectious, very hard not to like even if you tried. I'll focus on the first incarnation of girls that you see in the picture, Andrea, Rebecca & Holly. Their first album is chock full of eighties new wave goodness.

On The Beach
by The Flirts
Jukebox (Don't put Another Dime) by The Flirts
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Funny Toon