I use it often to find out stuff like most recently: Who did “Never Been Any Reason”, which after all this time is still played on “classic” radio. BTW, the group was “Head East” and the writer was Michael A. Somorville, who was not with the band for long. The Wikipedia story also explains how 2 mini moogs were used (by mistake) to create that unique sound.
It is from the album Flat as a Pancake, and there is a Roadfood connection. The diner shown on the album back is the Rite-Way Diner in Olivette, MO. The diner now operates as Olivette Diner. I don’t see many reviews for it on this site, although other sites rate it very highly.
Pre computer and Wikipedia, I’d have never learned that without buying beers or lunch for my retired DJ friend……….and even he may not have known.
Indeed, I love Wiki.
Sure, every now and then some vandal makes a stupid edit (I once corrected an obscene, gratuitous, irrelevant remark about his son in the entry about John Foster Dulles) but studies have shown – because of the open editing – that there are fewer factual errors in Wikipedia than in the Encyclopedia Britannica.
And, the really cool thing is that one can ‘fact check’ any entry by using a search engine. I am so grateful to Al Gore for inventing the internet!