WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- In honor of the 50th anniversary of Georgetown's iconic restaurant Clyde's, WUSA9 explored how a daily special on their menu led to the creation of a hit song.
In 1976, Bill Danoff was a singer and songwriter living in Georgetown, where he was a regular at Clyde's.
"When you're a songwriter, your'e always looking for some idea, some inspiration," said Danoff. "When Clyde's started this 'Afternoon Delights' happy hour menu, I just kept thinking that title would make a really great song."
The song shot to #1 on the Billboard Chart, and it earned Bill and the Starland Vocal Band two Grammys in 1977.
"It just felt great, but it also felt like what it was supposed to be. It always sounded like a hit to me," said Danoff."
When the record sold a million copies, Danoff gave Clyde's a copy of the gold record.
Today, it still hangs over the exact spot where Danoff wrote those famous lyrics nearly 40 years ago.