Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Music History Today: May 12, 2020

May 12, 1981: Meat Loaf filed for bankruptcy with debts of over $1 million.
Meat Loaf has a net worth of $25 million, according to The Richest. He became famous in the 1970s and 1980s. His “Bat Out of Hell” album still sells well, 30 years after its release. 
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His “Bat Out of Hell” trilogy still sells 200,000 copies annually and is one of the best-selling albums ever. Meat Loaf also won a Grammy for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That.)”
Read more:  Heavy
May 12, 1958: The Everly Brothers started a four-week run at No.1 in the US with 'All I Have To Do Is Dream.'
The song “All I have to do is Dream” by The Everly Brothers is one of those rockabilly favorites. The song was written by Boudleaux Bryant. 
Read more:  The Daily Doo Wop


May 12, 1965: Wilson Pickett recorded the soul classic 'In the Midnight Hour.'
Wilson Pickett was born in Alabama but raised in Detroit, Michigan, before returning to the south to record a string of solo hits for Atlantic records. When he was living in Detroit Pickett joined the Violinaires, a gospel group. 
Read more:   U Discover Music


May 12, 1972: The Rolling Stones release Exile On Main Street, a landmark double album.  
"Rocks Off," the first track of the Rolling Stones's Exile On Main Street, opens with a scratchy Keith Richards Telecaster riff punctuated by a single Charlie Watts snare hit. Mick Jagger lasciviously intones an "oh yeah," pitched perfectly between earnestness and irony. 
Read more:  The Atlantic


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