Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Music History Today: March 23, 2023

March 23, 1997: Pop became U2's fifth Number 1 album in the US.
Pop continued U2's 1990s musical reinvention, incorporating alternative rock, techno, dance, and electronica influences into their sound.

U2 Pop album cover 

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Music History Today: March 22, 2023

March 22, 1974: The Eagles released their third studio album, On the Border. Three singles were released from the album: "Already Gone," "James Dean," and "Best of My Love."

The Eagles On the Border album cover art

Monday, March 20, 2023

Music History Today: March 21, 2023

March 21, 1994: Bruce Springsteen won the Best Music, Original Song Oscar at the 66th Academy Awards for "Streets of Philadelphia."
"Streets of Philadelphia," written and performed by Bruce Springsteen, was used in the opening credits of the 1993 film Philadelphia.It won the Grammy Award for Best Song and the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Philadelphia movie poster 1994

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Music History Today: March 20, 2023

March 20, 1991: Eric Clapton's 4-year-old son, Conor, died after falling from a 53rd-story New York City apartment window.

Eric Clapton holding 4-year-old son Conor
Eric Clapton holding 4-year-old son Conor.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Music History Today: March 19, 2023

March 19, 1975: The movie version of "Tommy," based on the rock opera by The Who, opened in New York City.
After seeing his stepfather murder his father during an argument over his mother, young Tommy goes into shock, suddenly becoming psychosomatically deaf, dumb, and blind.

Tommy movie poster 

Friday, March 17, 2023

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Music History Today: March 16, 2023

March 16, 2019: The rapper Lil Nas X made the Country chart with "Old Town Road." Billboard removed the track the following week, declaring it ineligible for the tally. The attention leads to a remix with Billy Ray Cyrus that hit Number 1 on the Hot 100.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Music History Today: March 15, 2023

March 15, 1958: "March From the River Kwai and Colonel Bogey" by Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus moved into the top 40 section of Billboard's Hot 100.

he Bridge on the River Kwai movie poster

Monday, March 13, 2023

Music History Today: March 14, 2023

March 14, 1992: A crowd of almost 40,000 heard over fifty acts perform, including Paul Simon, Mary-Chapin Carpenter, the Highwaymen, Lorrie Morgan, and Ricky Van Shelton.

Farm Aid 1992 Willie Nelson Paul Simon

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Music History Today: March 13, 2023

March 13, 1984: The Cars released the album Heartbeat City.
About the album Heartbeat City, music critic Robert Christgau noted, "the glossy approach the Cars invented has made this the best year for pure pop in damn near twenty years."

The Cars Heartbeat City album cover

Music History Today: March 12, 2023

March 12, 2007: Amy Winehouse made her US television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman performing "Rehab."

Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Music History Today: March 10, 2023

March 10, 2005: A survey by Music Choice found that "Angels" by Robbie Williams was the song Britons would most like played at their funeral. Frank Sinatra's "My Way" was second, and Monty Python's "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" was voted third.

Monty Python Life of Brian movie poster

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Music History Today: March 8, 2023

March 8, 1990: In Rolling Stone Magazine's awards, Cher won the worst dressed female and worst video for "If I Could Turn Back Time."
On March 8, 1990, Cher won the worst dressed female and worst video for "If I Could Turn Back Time" in Rolling Stone Magazine's awards. She was on her way out.

Cher with Beavis & Butthead

Monday, March 6, 2023

Music History Today: March 7, 2023

Music History Today: March 7, 1980: The Loretta Lynn biopic "Coal Miner's Daughter," starring Sissy Spacek, premiered in cinemas. The soundtrack included Lynn's chart-topping singles, performed by Spacek. The album hit the top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart. 

Coal Miner's Daughter movie poster

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Music History Today: March 6, 2023

March 6, 2005: The American television series Intervention premiered on A&E. It featured the theme song "Five Steps" by The Davenports from their album Speaking of The Davenports.

The Davenports
The Davenports

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Music History Today: March 5, 2023

March 5, 1962: Identical twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid, from the Scottish band The Proclaimers, were born in Leith, Scotland.

The Proclaimers rose to global success in the late '80s, playing an amalgam of rock, folk, soul, and country, sung in brotherly harmony and their thick Scottish accents.

The Proclaimers
The Proclaimers

Friday, March 3, 2023

Music History Today: March 4, 2023

March 4, 1989: Bette Midler's cover of "Wind Beneath My Wings" entered Billboard's Hot 100.

In 1982, Nashville songwriters Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley wrote and recorded the demo for "Wind Beneath My Wings." Roger Whittaker was the first artist to take record it.

Beaches movie poster