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Day 33: Rasputin by Boney M.

OK from yesterday’s post this Segway could have gone the obvious way (I listed three classic rock tunes which I could now cover) or the psychedelic way I shall choose the latter. So yesterday’s song was Eagle Rock by a band called Daddy Cool. The 3 hit wonder group Boney M wrote a hit song by the same name. Yet they also (to my knowledge) had two other big hits and today I share one of the three, Rasputin. What exactly is my next musical theme you may be wondering? Well it is weird, wonderful and often comical music from the one hit wonder bands of the 80s and 90s. Given the shutdown in the UK is going to continue for sometime yet, we might as well take a look at these one hit wonders as they will bring back some great memories and some of the film clips are pretty interesting or, as with this specimen, will give you all a good laugh. Bobby Farrell’s dancing in this clip cracks me up every time.

Oh those Russians.

PS: Bobby Farrell died in St Petersburg on the 30th of December 2010 the same date (not same year obviously) and in the same city as Grigori Rasputin.

My Video Summary

If you click on the Playlist Video for Week 5 (top right of this page) you will be taken to a single video which allows you to play each song in this week's list one after the other. Alternatively, if you watch my own video summary below of this week's songs at the end of the video two playlist links will appear. The one on the left hand side will take you to the video playlist for this week while the one on the right will take you to a single video playlist that allows you to play the complete Covid Island Discs collection for all the currently completed weeks so far — well over 200 songs and counting!

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