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                A Baby Boomer

 

       Muses on The Music

A Single Shot of Starbuck

Not long after I heard the One Hit Wonder that inspired my previous post, “How Long ” by Ace — perhaps even that same weekend, on the drive back from Milwaukee — another mid-1970s FM staple came on the sat rad channel. Starbuck’s “Moonlight Feels Right” was in the charts the year after the Ace hit, and matched the latter’s success, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Musically, it was of a piece with its predecessor: a pleasant three-minute pop tune, with a good groove and that essential ingredient, a hook. Most fans of The Music would also feel that the two hits had something else in common: they were one-shot deals, their creators unable to repeat Hot 100 charting success, much less

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