[First Neil Diamond, now Dan Fogelberg: we are not off to a good start for 2014. How about some rock & roll tomorrow.
And speaking as we were yesterday of Dan Fogelberg's New Year's Eve soft-rock classic "Old Lang Syne," attentive readers may have noticed that the opening line of said song is, basically, a straight lift from Tchaikovsky's noise-rock classic "The 1812 Overture."
Obviously, ironies abound.
In any case, here's a song that also is a straight lift from Tchaikovsky's stereo system demo -- The Move's "Night of Fear."
As seen performed -- brilliantly -- live, on Italian TV, by the original five-man lineup of said band, including the god-like Roy Wood. But which rocks out considerably harder than Fogelberg's.
From 1967. Their debut single, now that I think of it.
So -- were these guys the single most exciting Brit band who never made a noticeable impact in America or what?