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Previously a member of Samson, Burr joined Iron Maiden in 1979. An acquaintance of then-Iron Maiden guitarist Dennis Stratton, Burr played on their first three records: Iron Maiden, Killers and their breakthrough release The Number of the Beast. Burr was fired from the band in 1982 during The Beast on the Road tour. He was replaced by the band’s current drummer, Nicko McBrain. Burr co-wrote one song on The Number of the Beast, “Gangland”, and another song, “Total Eclipse”, that was cut from the album and showed up as the b-side of the “Run to the Hills” single, and later on the Number Of The Beast remastered CD re-release.

Burr also appeared on “The Number of the Beast” and “Run To The Hills” videos.

Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson considered Burr to be “…the best drummer the band ever had.

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Wolverton Mountain” was a hit that launched Claude King’s career as an American country singer/songwriter in 1962. The song was written together with Merle Kilgore and was based on a real character, Clifton Clowers, who lived on Wolverton Mountain, north of Morrilton, Arkansas. The song spent nine weeks at the top of the Billboard country chart in the US in 1962. It was also a giant crossover hit, reaching number six on the pop chart and number three on the easy listening chart.

Claude King’s singles:  The Comancheros ( 1961 ),  Wolverton Mountain ( 1962 ),  The Burning Of Atlanta ( 1962 )

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Our 1st Music Charts Magazine Jukebox is up and running!  Push Play on this Jukebox, sit back.. and enjoy..  ~


This jukebox has been made of what not better?..  – The BMI Top 100 Songs of the Century as listed by BMI.


You can have the Jukebox running while you work and play on the internet.  All you do is push the white circle to the left of the play button and it will appear as a separate window.


Go to the tab “MCM Jukebox” or/  Click below to listen to Jukebox:


BMI Top 100 Songs of the Century, listing the most played songs on American radio and television. Leading the list is the anthemic “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” written by Barry Mann, Phil Spector and Cynthia Weil, which recently passed the historic 8 million performance plateau. It was originally recorded by The Righteous Brothers and produced by Spector.

The second, third and fourth place songs have all attained more than 7 million airplays. They are: “Never My Love,” written by Donald and Richard Addrisi; “Yesterday” by John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney; and “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Rounding out the Top 10 are the six-million-plateau performers: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio; “Sitting On the Dock Of the Bay” by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper; Paul Simon‘s “Mrs. Robinson”; “Baby I Need Your Loving” by the legendary Motown writers Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland; John Gummoe’s “Rhythm Of The Rain”; and the evergreen “Georgia On My Mind” written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell.

John Lennon and Paul Simon each have four songs in the Top 100. Lennon’s contributions are his Beatles’s classics “Yesterday,” “Michelle” (#42), and “Let It Be” (#89), all co-written by McCartney, as well as his solo outing “Imagine” (#96). In addition to “Mrs. Robinson,” Simon is represented on the list with “The Sound of Silence” (# 18), “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (#19), and “Scarborough Fair” (#31), co-written by his long-time partner Art Garfunkel. Other songwriters with multiple listings include..

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We here at Music Charts Magazine have made this jukebox of these historical songs for your listening enjoyment.  Reminiscing through hit song after hit song of songs we all know is quite a blast and it can really bring back some fond memories.  You might even find a few songs you haven’t heard and wish you had.  😉

Have a Great day!

~ MCM Staff