1. The Eagles recorded a wonderful rendition of "'Ol '55" for their 1974 album "On The Border", but who wrote the song and originally recorded it the year before?
From Quiz Songs with a Year in the Title
Answer: Tom Waits
Tom Waits wrote the song and recorded it for his 1973 debut album, "Closing Time." On the Eagles' version Glenn Frey and Don Henley share the lead vocals. Sarah McLachlan also recorded a nice version of it that was included in the soundtrack to the movie "Boys on the Side" starring Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Barrymore, Mary-Louise Parker, and Matthew McConaughey.
"Well my time went so quickly, I went lickety-splickly out to my old '55
As I drove away slowly, feeling so holy, God knows, I was feeling alive.
Now the sun's coming up, I'm riding with Lady Luck, freeway cars and trucks,
Stars beginning to fade, and I lead the parade
Just a-wishing I'd stayed a little longer,
Oh, Lord, let me tell you that the feeling's getting stronger."