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I heard this song on the radio, I only caught a few minutes of the radio show, but it appeared that the host’s name is Joel Plaskett and was involved with the production of this track. He went on to say that Dave was a good friend of his and mostly known for his drumming, but he was also a talented singer and songwriter and that this song was proof. I really enjoyed it, I’ve listened to at least once a day since I’ve heard it so I wanted to share. I might not be entirely accurate in my re-reporting of some of the history surrounding it, but I think it was kind of cool and it really stuck out to me. 

MICKEY AND SYLVIA - “LOVE IS STRANGE” (Groove Records, 1957)

#1001GreatestSinglesEverMade: #90

I find an individual critic’s opinion far more interesting than those generic concensus lists like Rolling Stone publishes. I mean, come on. Beatles, Stones, Dylan, Jimi, Zeppelin. We get it! Those are the absolute all time greats. And they all appear in Dave Marsh’s book as well. But, especially when ranking singles, “one man’s opinion” allows for a lot of unexpected (and fun) choices. So for me, I’m way more interested in YOUR favorites than I am in a list compiled by an army of critics. It would be pretty boring if we all listened to the same songs by the same artists in the same genres, don’t ‘ya think? BTW, this is a great little record, even if you’re getting tired of hearing it in that insurance commercial. #vinyl #MickeyAndSylvia
#DaveMarsh
#TheHeartOfRockAndSoul
#OneMansOpinion

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THE 4 SEASONS - “SILENCE IS GOLDEN” (Philips Records, 1964)
#1001GreatestSinglesEverMade: #166)

Another reason I recommend this book - Marsh is an obvious fan of the 45rpm format. And as any 45 fan knows, sometimes there’s a hidden gem on the B-side. While “Rag Doll” is the hit, it’s the uncharted flip that makes the list. Everyone knows the Tremeloes smash version of “Silence…”, but Marsh goes with the Jersey Boys. And it’s pretty damn good.
#vinyl #The4Seasons
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#TheHeartOfRockAndSoul
#OneMansOpinion

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