Saturday, February 22, 2014
40 Year Itch: You Look So Divine
On February 22, 1974 the Native American rock band, Redbone, performed their funky Top 5 single "Come and Get Your Love" on The Midnight Special. They'd been on the music scene for years Elton John called Redbone his favorite band way back in 1971. Formed by brothers Pat and Lolly Vegas, who had worked for years as session musicians and songwriters ( "Niki Hokey" ( Aretha Franklin), "Juju Man" (Dave Edmonds)), Redbone specialized in funky swamp rock and didn't shy away from songs with political overtones . "We Were All Wounded at Wounded Knee" even got banned from some radio stations.