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Song Of The Day – 9/27/11

Song Of The Day – “Brand New Cadillac” by Vince Taylor And His Playboys

Even though this song was relegated to the B-Side of the single it was released on in 1959, it has grown in stature due to it being covered by The Clash on their “London Calling” album. It has been said that Taylor provided David Bowie with the model for his Ziggy Stardust character. He was also the brother-in-law to Joe Barbera of Hanna-Barbera fame and it was this connection that led him to visit England and form the Playboys.  His Hanna-Barbera to riches to drugs to religion story is also one of intrigue.

Edited: September 27th, 2011