Lido missed the boat that day he left the shack
But that was all he missed and he ain't comin' back
What has become of Boz Scaggs? We can't help but wonder because it's his birthday today and he isn't getting any younger. "Lido Shuffle" was one of the Bozman's most popular singles and one of our favorites until we discovered the song had absolutely no connection to Lido Key.
Reminds us of a friend who was walking his dog at sunset near DeSoto Point in Bradenton and came upon a photo shoot for Playboy. This is a true story. Like most dogs, the golden retreiver was an inquisitive sort. So was our friend, for that matter. Wait, we can't tell that story here! Ask about it sometime and we'll give you the lowdown. Speaking of which, "Lowdown" was Scaggs' highest charting single (No. 3). There's a time for everything, and 1976 must have been the right time to release the album Silk Degrees, on which both songs appear. But if pressed to name our favorite, it would be Middle Man, which followed two years later and included "JoJo" and "Breakdown Dead Ahead."
Happy sixto-sixto, Bozman, wherever you are. And many more to you and the rest of our Birthday Band:
Nancy Sinatra (1940): Singer
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’, Somethin’ Stupid (w/ Frank), Jackson (w/Lee Hazelwood)
Chuck Negron (1942): Singer, Three Dog Night
Joy to the World, One, Easy to Be Hard, Eli’s Coming, Mama Told Me Not to Come
Boz Scaggs (1944): Musician/singer
Lowdown, Lido Shuffle, Miss Sun, Look What You’ve Done to Me
Mick Box (1947): Guitar, Uriah Heep
Gypsy, Salisbury, July Morning, Easy Livin’
Bonnie Tyler (1951): Singer
Total Eclipse of the Heart, It’s a Heartache