Friday, May 22, 2020

Music History Today: May 23, 2020

May 23, 1964: Dusty Springfield released the single "Wishin' And Hopin'."  
"Wishin' and Hopin'" is a song, written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, which was a Top 10 hit for Dusty Springfield in 1964. 

Dusty Springfield
Dusty Springfield

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The song was first recorded by Dionne Warwick in the fall of 1962, and was the B-side of Warwick's single "This Empty Place" (also recorded in the fall of 1962) in the spring of 1963; the track was also featured on Warwick's debut album Presenting Dionne Warwick. 
Read more: Wikipedia 
May 23, 1960: "Cathy's Clown" reached Number 1 in its sixth week of release for the Everly Brothers
Written by Don and Phil Everly, the music of “Cathy’s Clown” took its inspiration from a classical source: Ferde Grofe’s “Grand Canyon Suite.” Don Everly clarified the song’s origins in a 1982 interview with the Radio Time.
Read more: Rhino

Wishin' and Hopin'
Dusty Springfield

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