All I got to do is to, to love you
All I got to be is, be happy
All it’s got to take is some warmth to make it
Blow away, blow away, blow away

George Harrison, Blow Away

The Quiet One releases his 8th studio album on February 14, 1979 …



I feel my heart start to trembling
Whenever you’re around …

Released on February 10, 1971 and by June, Tapestry hits #1 on the albums chart It stays at the top for 15 consecutive weeks and on the tally for six years. King also becomes the first woman to take home the top Grammy prizes for Album of the Year, Record of the Year (“It’s Too Late”), Song of the Year (for Taylor’s version of “You’ve Got A Friend”) and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Tapestry is #36 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.



DiVinyls was released on January 29, 1990 in Australia and in the US and contained the band’s most infamous song, “I Touch Myself.”

Christina Amphlett and Mark McEntee wrote the song with the songwriting team of Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg (who have written songs such as “I’ll Stand by You,” “Like a Virgin,” “Eternal Flame,” “True Colors” and “So Emotional”). Billy Steinberg had “I Touch Myself” in his notebook; he had written the first verse and the chorus lyric. Amphlett liked it immediately. The next day, McEntee, Steinberg, Kelly, and Amphlett got together and wrote the rest.The album was recorded at Jackson Browne‘s Groove Masters Studio in Santa Monica, with backing provided by bassist Randy Jackson, keyboardist Benmont Tench of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers fame and drummer Charley Drayton, who later married Amphlett in 1999. Sadly, Christina passed away in 2013 from complications due to breast cancer. 

By the way … the video for “I Touch Myself” was recorded in a nunnery.
Of course it was.

No Secrets 

Nothing you could ever do would turn me away from you
I love you now and I love you now
Even though you’re ten thousand miles away
I’ll love you tomorrow as I love you today

Carly Simon, “The Right Thing To Do”

Carly Simon releases her signature album on November 28, 1972.
“You’re So Vain” is #72 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of All Time.

The line-up of artists who appeared on the album is amazing:

Billy Payne ~ Hammond organ
Nicky Hopkins ~ piano
Lowell George ~ slide guitar
Jim Gordon ~ drums
Bobby Keys ~ sax
Mick Jagger ~ vocals
James Taylor ~ vocals
Bonnie Bramlett ~ vocals
Linda McCartney ~ vocals
Paul McCartney ~ vocals

Oh, and speaking from the point of view of a 16 year old at the time, it’s also one of the seminal album covers in rock history.