July 24, 2024


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Song of the day for March 17, 2024

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Cover of the Rolling Stone by Dr Hook and the Medicine Show is today’s featured song.

On this day in 1973, Dr Hook’s single ‘On The Cover Of Rolling Stone’ peaked at No.6 on the US chart. The single was banned in the UK by the BBC due to the reference of the magazine.

“The Cover of ‘Rolling Stone'” is a song written by Shel Silverstein and first recorded by American rock group Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show. Produced by Ron Haffkine and released in 1972, it was the band’s third single and peaked at No. 6 on the U.S. pop chart for two weeks on March 17–24, 1973. The song satirically laments that the band had not appeared on the cover of the Rolling Stone, a magazine that focuses on music, politics, and popular culture. The song’s success led to the band appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1973, albeit in caricature.

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