Sunday, June 23, 2013

Videos of Summer: Montego Bay (1970)

You folks don't know how long I've waited to hear this song again.

As a 7 year old in 1970, I was listening to pop & country music, and often times, there would be a song that would stick in my head, yet I couldn't tell you the name of the artist or the song.

"Montego Bay" was one of those songs, a 1-hit wonder for singer-songwriter Bobby Bloom that hit #8 on the Hot 100. Bloom was mostly writing for other artists, including the Staple Singers and, believe it or else, the Archies (he co-wrote "Sunshine" with Jeff Barry). Bloom passed away 4 years later from an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot while cleaning his gun. A tragic loss of a talent taken far too soon.

Now, let's take a trip to "Montego Bay":

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