It is famously performed on The Ed Sullivan Show on September 17. In 1968, Buick offers the band $$$ to use the song in a car commercial; Morrison says no, threatening to have a Buick smashed with a sledgehammer on a TV show.
Berry was to chart in the US top-40 thirteen more times (and lands 12 in the USR&B top-10) … all hits on Chess. His crossover music was instrumental in gaining acceptance for rock’n’roll on mainstream American radio. He’s included in the first group inducted into the Rock Hof in 1986. 1987 documentary Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll celebrates his life.
It’s the story of a young girl who has to find a way out of the amazing spirit world she’s trapped in. (Somewhat like the plot of The Wizard of Oz, no?)
It’s not a story in which the characters grow up, but a story in which they draw on something already inside them, brought out by the particular circumstances. I want my young friends to live like that, and I think they, too, have such a wish. — Miyazaki
The band’s first Pacific Northwest hit, ‘Like, Long Hair’ (title of their first debut album) reached US#38 on April 17, 1961. Before ‘Reservation’ the band had scored ten top-20 hits, like classic Kicks (US#4) . By 1983 the band has released 14 studio albums.
Produced by Giorgio Moroder, it is said to be the first disco-style song recorded with an entirely synthesized backing track. Years before sequencers or MIDI, engineer Robbie Wedel records a pulse to tape of a 16-track Studer that locks all Moog synth tracks in sync. ▷SOS on IFL ▹
Those who were there say it has been enormously influential in the development of disco, electronica and techno music.
Eno came running in and said, ‘I have heard the sound of the future.’ He puts on I Feel Love, by Donna Summer. He said, ‘This is it, look no further. This single is going to change the sound of club music for the next fifteen years.’ Which was more or less right.
— David Bowie