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Lost and found: Gino Vannelli 'Black Cars'



Who hasn’t been alone in their car and belted out Living Inside Myself or I Just Wanna Stop by Gino Vannelli at the top of their lungs at least once in their life?

The master of cheesy ballad also has the dance moves as evidenced on Black Cars. A song perfect for summer cruising, Black Cars peaked at No. 42 in the summer of 1985.

Besides some memorable music, Gino also has indirectly contributed to sports pop culture as well. During the Boston Celtics championship run in 2008, the video screen operators started a tradition of playing old video footage from American Bandstand that includes a bearded man dancing with a Gino Vannelli T-shirt when a win looked imminent. Now each victory in Boston is celebrated with “Gino Time” at The Garden. 

The real Gino has released 18 albums and still performs.

- Kevin Wuench, guest blogger

[Last modified: Thursday, April 18, 2013 7:13am]


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