I submit for your approval, "White Lies"
, featuring Nils Lofgren
, a superb guitarist who's done a number of projects over the years and also played on a couple of tours with Bruce Springsteen.
I get that title confused with something called "White Lies - Blue Eyes"...or so I think I remember...
Just over on Forgotten Hits blog to look up something I read yesterday on a new Joel Whitburn update that'll make this thread all the more fun...now including a "Total Hits" list accounting for those Top 40/Rock icons who sold infinitely more albums than singles. Here's the link to Joel's site:http://www.recordresearch.com/pop/top_pop_singles_1955_2010.php
Anyway...today's Forgotten Hits brings back the 1973 original version of "Rock & Roll Heaven" by Climax. They don't get much stiffer...really interesting to hear it alongside the Righteous Brothers' cover hit that came out a year later. Jim Croce and Bobby Darin had died during that 12-month span and so they replaced references to Buddy Holly & Ritchie Valens in the second verse.http://forgottenhits60s.blogspot.com/
As I recall, the Billboard ad for Climax's original predicted it would break out of Hawaii and then Buffalo just as "Precious And Few" did...but I don't remember ever hearing the song on 'KB.