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Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 07/09/2011

Read this: Starland Vocal Band; Laird Hamilton


The American ABBA? D.C.’s own Starland Vocal Band back in the ’70s. From left: Taffy Danoff, Bill Danoff, Margot Chapman, Jon Carroll. (Washington Post file photo)
Starland Vocal Band and “Afternoon Delight”: The untold story of the DC folkies who created the ultimate soft-rock one-hit wonder. Bill Danoff tells our colleague J. Freedom du Lac he didn’t mean for it to sound like it was all about sex. “I was looking for words you can sing and put your teeth into. I wasn’t trying to be a pervert.”


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As a kid, sports columnist Sally Jenkins “got to watch the greatest athlete in the world for free”: Childhood pal Laird Hamilton. Fun anecdotes about the now 47-year-old big-wave surfer. (Never realized how hard it is to hold your breath after your cheek has been pierced by a surfboard.)

Video: Starland Vocal Band, “Afternoon Delight”

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