I wore my TLSP shirt on the anniversary of when I saw them last year in April and my sociology professor asked me what my shirt meant and I had to explain it was a band. He asked me to recommend him a song and I sweated and just told him “Used to be my girl is a jammer”.
Next class I sat down and he didn’t even say hi or anything to me he just looked me in the eyes and said “You know the Last Shadow Puppets…They’re weird….But they’re good though… Like the music is really good”
On this day in music history: July 20, 1979 - “Don’t Bring Me Down” by the Electric Light Orchestra is released. Written by Jeff Lynne, it is the biggest hit for the British rock band led by lead singer and guitarist Jeff Lynne. In trade advertisements for the single, ELO dedicates the song to the NASA space station Skylab that had fallen from its orbit above the earth on July 11, 1979, with debris crashing down over parts of Western Australia near the city of Perth. The songs drum track is actually copied and looped (played back slowed down) from a section of “On The Run”, another track from the album. Issued as the second single from the bands eighth studio album “Discovery”, it quickly becomes a smash. “Don’t Bring Me Down” is the Electric Light Orchestra’s highest charting single in the US and their native UK, peaking at #4 on the Hot 100 on September 8, 1979, and #3 on the UK singles chart respectively.By 2007, the song is honored with an award from US music publishing society BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) for having received over two million broadcast plays on American radio stations. “Don’t Bring Me Down” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
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