Peak UK Chart Position: #29 in August 1990.

On the birthday list today:

  • Benny Andersson, born Göran Bror Benny Andersson, Swedish musician/composer (as part of ABBA: nine UK number ones including “Waterloo” in 1974, “Dancing Queen” in 1976, “Take A Chance On Me ” in 1978) is 70 today.
  • Paul van Dyk, born Matthias Paul, German DJ/record producer/musician (“Another Way/Avenue” UK #13 in 1999, “Tell Me Why (The Riddle)” with Saint Etienne UK #7 in 2000) turns 45 today.
  • Tony Hicks, Lancashire-born singer/guitarist (as part of The Hollies: two UK number ones, “I’m Alive” in 1965 and “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” in 1988) turns 71 today.

And finally, Billy Gibbons, American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor, turns 67 today. He is best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of the American rock band ZZ Top, who celebrate their fiftieth anniversary next year – with fellow bearded member Dusty Hill (bassist and lead vocalist), and Frank Beard (drummer) completing what has been the same line-up for nearly all of that time. Their two biggest hits in the UK have both peaked at number ten: the iconic “Gimme All Your Lovin'” (their debut release in 1983 but peaking in 1984), and the Elvis-covering “Viva Las Vegas” in 1992.

“Doubleback” featured in the movie “Back To The Future Part III”, in which the group had a cameo role, and the music video here was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in 1990 for ‘Best Video from a Film’.

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