Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Music History Today: May 6, 2020

May 6, 1957: Chuck Berry recorded "Rock And Roll Music." 
‘Rock & Roll Music’ was one of those instant and irresistible hits that appealed to all radio programmers, helping it become a smash in both markets. 
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The song entered the pop chart a week earlier, climbing to No. 8 in a 19-week run which easily outlasted its nine-week span on the R&B side, during which it peaked at No. 6.  
Read more: U Discover Music
May 6, 1965: At a hotel in Clearwater, Florida, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones couldn't sleep because of a guitar riff running through his head. 

Rolling Stones
In the early morning hours of May 7, 1965, a bleary-eyed Keith Richards awoke, grabbed a tape recorder and laid down one of the greatest pop hooks of all time: The opening riff of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” 
Read more:  History Channel

May 6, 1971: Ike and Tina Turner's "Proud Mary" was certified Gold. 
In 1971, Ike and Tina Turner and their Revue were mainstream. Late in 1970, the band recorded their cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary”. The song was released the following January and became the duo’s best-selling single to date.  
Read more: Tina Turner Blog

May 6, 1995: Melissa Etheridge set a record with back-to-back singles – "Come to My Window" and "I'm The Only One" – on Billboard's Hot 100 for at least 40 weeks. 
"I'm the Only One" is a Melissa Etheridge song that appears on her 1993 album Yes I Am. The single was released in 1993, reaching number 12 in Canada and number 26 in the Netherlands. 

Melissa Etheridge

In the United States it was slow to gain momentum, but it eventually peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in January 1995. It remains one of her biggest hits.    
Read more:  Wikipedia

Rock n' Roll Music
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