Tuesday, December 6, 2016

BEFORE IT WAS A HIT XLIII: Hazy Shade Of Winter. Continues tomorrow.
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
Hazy Shade Of Winter
Bangles hazy shade of winter.jpg
The Bangles' music frequently evoked memories of 1960s pop. Their 1987-8 single "Hazy Shade Of Winter" was included on the soundtrack for the film 'Less Than Zero'. This proved a popular release for the all-female pop band. The single peaked at #2 in America. It also went Top 10 in Canada and Australia. On the UK chart, the disc reached #11.
In 1966, the original version of the song was issued. Paul Simon composed the folk rock tune while part of a duo with Art Garfunkel. The initial title was "A Hazy Shade Of Winter". Simon & Garfunkel's version peaked at #13 in the U.S.A. and 30 in Britain.
 Simon&Garfunkel Hazy single.jpg
Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’.  You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at:

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