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3,333: Three

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Three is, as we are all more than aware, the magic number.
Yes it is. It’s the magic number.

First interesting thing about the number 3 is that the version you sometimes see with a flat top bit was developed to stop people changing it to an 8. Source.

Obviously, there’s the Holy Trinity: the Taylor, the Charli, and the Carly Rae.

It’s been retired six times in Major League Baseball: Babe Ruth (Yankees), Earl Averill (Cleveland’s baseball team), Bill Terry (Giants), Harmon Killebrew (Twins), Dale Murphy (Braves), Harold Baines (White Sox).

And Fun Boy Three. A fantastic short-lived group formed by three members of the Specials. I really liked them when I was a kid. I was eleven or twelve years old. They still sound ace, though. I can distinctly remember the feeling of joy I had when, after “It Ain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)” was by Fun Fun Three with Bananarama, there was “Really Saying Something” by Bananarama with Fun Boy Three. That made me happy. And even though we’d already had Motörhead and Girlschool doing a record together, but the idea that two complete bands could do a record together was mind-blowing to me.

All of their excellent singles:
The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)
It Ain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)
Really Saying Something
The Telephone Always Rings
Summertimes
The More I See (The Less I Believe)
The Tunnel of Love
Our Lips Are Sealed

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Shy Boy by Bananarama (entirely a coincidence, by the way, but a nice one).

On this day
Ballpark in the forest, 23 May 2011

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
Martin Rushent

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Written by Craig

May 23rd, 2017 at 2:10 am

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