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      1. See how inspiring and educative your series is? The song I actually like more is “Kyrie eleison”. What also makes that song special for me is that I heard/saw it for the first time in a video cafe in London in 1986.

  1. I remember that song, Hugh. It’s a good one. I wouldn’t have placed it as long ago as 87, though. That’s the year my daughter was born. 🙂

    1. I’ve never heard that song by Earth, Wind and Fire, Debbie. A new one on me. That’s why I thought this week’s subject of ‘firsts’ was a good one to have. It’ll introduce some of us to songs we’d not heard before by well-known bands and singers.
      Thank you for sharing it.

  2. Ohhh, there are so many great firsts! Since I’ve been in a Dean Martin kinda mood this week (don’t ask me why), I’ll go with this one. That ensures that this won’t be a double up! Martin recorded his first single, “Which Way Did My Heart Go” / “All of Me”, for the small Diamond Records in July 1946. 🙂

    1. I always think of some of the classic movies Dean Martin was in when I hear his voice, Donna. It’s hard to believe that he recorded that first song over 70 years ago. I hope your Dean Martin mood continues and that you continue to enjoy it.

  3. I love that song, though I get the impression it’s not considered cool any more.

    For a first hit, here’s “She’s Not There” by the Zombies from 1964. At a time when guitar rock reigned supreme, this jazzy song is built on an electric piano.

    1. I’ve not heard that it’s not cool anymore, but I did once see the song listed in the top 10 of the worse 100 songs ever released. I guess it all boils down to our different tastes in music.

      The Zombies ‘She not there’ is a song I still hear being played. As good now as it was when it was first released.

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