Author: Ray Schuck

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DEF: Midnight Star “Hot Spot”

Midnight Star made seven appearances on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart, all in the 1980s. Before those seven songs, though, the band bubbled under the chart once, with the song “Hot Spot,”...

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DEF: Asia “Don’t Cry”

Two of the six songs Asia placed on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart hit the Top 10. On this date in 1983, the second of that pair of hits, “Don’t Cry,” rose...

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Ric Ocasek 1944-2019

Word is circulating that The Cars‘ lead singer Ric Ocasek passed away on Sunday at the age of 75 (though some records suggest he was 70). The Cars, of course,...

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Birthday of the Week: Leonard Cohen

This week’s Birthday of the Week is Leonard Cohen. Cohen is, of course, known for both his five decades of work ranging from the mid-1960s to the mid-2010s, leading up...