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Song of the day: The Flying Lizards – Money

The Flying Lizards is an English band you might never have heard of before, and there’s really not all that much to tell about them. Those amongst you that do know them, probably have a New Wave Classics compilation album lying around somewhere, featuring the song Money.

The history of the song is actually more interesting than the history of the band. Money was written by Tamla Motown founder Berry Gordy (together with Janie Bradford) at the time when he was foudning the record label and originally released in 1960 by Barrett Strong. It can therefore be considered to be the first hit record for Motown. The most famous cover was released in 1963 by a Liverpool-based band called… The Beatles (as the final song on their second album With The Beatles).

The song was covered quite a few times, and in 1979, this catchy cover version by The Flying Lizards brought the song again to the charts (as high as number 5 in some countries).

Changes to my bucket list #1

The Bootleg BeatlesMy bukcet list now contains 1 item less. Well, as close as it ever will get, I presume. It was 2 hours of Beatles songs performed live (including strings, trumpet and horn) with a healthy dose of self-deprecation by The Bootleg Beatles, the closest thing there is to an official Beatles cover band.

In the unlikely case that a time-travel-machine will still be invented during my lifetime, I will put ‘seeing The Beatles perform live’ on the list again. I would then enter as the destination: 30-01-1969, rooftop of 3 Saville Row, London.

Many thanks once again to my lovely wife for deciding on ‘concert ticket’ for last year’s christmas present. You get eternal love in return.