For 4/8/18 ~ Blinded by the Light

Helen has given us our prompt – lights.  I am showing my age here as the first song that popped into my brain was Blinded by the Light by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band followed quickly by When the Lights Go Down by Journey.  Both are classics released in 1976 and 1978 respectively. What I just learned today is that Bruce Springsteen aka the Boss WROTE and RECORDED Blinded by the Light first.  Yep!  He sure did.  In 1973.  Yet this cover version that follows is most recognizable and did better.  Hit #1 in the US in February of 1977!  Who knew?!?!  Now we all do 🙂

Lyrics are in the video. Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

Here are the rules and ping back if you’d like to join in and/or listen to some excellent choices.

 

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7 thoughts on “For 4/8/18 ~ Blinded by the Light

  1. Springsteen said, “cut loose like a deuce”, which was a reference to dumping your girlfriend or anything that you want to get rid of, like throwing away a low card in poker. The duce in the Manfred Mann song “revved up like a duce” is a reference to a 1932 Ford, a hotrod with 70HP Flathead V8 which at the time it was built was the most powerful engine Ford put in it on the mass-production assembly line.

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