With Just A Hint Of Mayhem

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“though I saw it all around never thought I could be affected” August 28, 2013

Filed under: Trivia — justwilliam1959 @ 11:30 pm
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When Peter Gabriel decided that his song “Don’t Give Up” was to be a duet with a female vocalist he wanted Dolly Parton to share the vocals with him. Sadly though Dolly had no idea who he was and so turned him down. Kate Bush got the gig and put in a great performance too.

Dolly Parton - Welcome to Dollywood - It's Homespun Fun Pigeon Forge, TN

The song comes from Peter’s most successful solo album ‘So’. “Don’t Give Up” was the second of five singles to be taken from the album. It reached number 9 in the UK chart in 1986 but sadly only made it to number 72 in the US. Sometimes Americans just don’t have any taste do they?

 

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