Rocket Man Fell Before He Took Off
For five or six years I have been entertained and educated daily by Uncle John's Bathroom Reader page-a-day calendar.
Today is the first of over a thousand pages that a teenage buddy was on the page of the day.
On today's page it tells that Billy Joe Royal, is best known for his 1965 hit "Down in the Boondocks", thought he was about to make a big comeback in the mid-1980s with a song called "Burned Like a Rocket". It was released to radio stations in January 1986 - just days before the Challenger tragedy. Nobody was in the mood to buy a rocket song. It flopped.