Sunday, 17 May 2009

Sunday night rock 'n' roll covers

"Get It On" (retitled "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" in the U.S.) was the second UK number one song for the British rock group T. Rex. It was released from their best-known album, Electric Warrior.

While it only spent four weeks at the top in the UK, starting July 24, 1971 ("Hot Love" was number one for six weeks from March-May), it was the group's biggest hit overall, selling nearly a million copies in the UK. It peaked on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at number ten in January 1972, becoming the band's only major U.S. hit. The song reached #12 in Canada in March 1972.

The Hollywood and Vine version has had less than 200 views on Youtube but it's actually a pretty good version and the girls have really good voices.

Bang A Gong (Get It On) - Terrific live version

Power Station - what was Robert Palmer (R.I.P.) thinking?

Hollywood & Vine - not bad at all

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