Thursday, May 7, 2020

Music History Today: May 8, 2020

May 8, 1965: D.A. Pennebaker filmed Bob Dylan's cue card video.
Bob Dylan had a surplus of creativity in the mid '60s. In addition to electrifying folk and merging existential poetry with rock 'n' roll, he was turning everything he did into something more. 
Desktop Wallpaper Bob Dylan in the famous "flashcard" clip for "Subterranean Homesick Blues."
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Cellphone smartphone wallpaper Bob Dylan in the famous "flashcard" clip for "Subterranean Homesick Blues."
Even boozy conversations and silly press conferences – as seen in D.A. Pennebaker's arresting documentary Don't Look Back – became thought-provoking (or simply provoking) works of art. 
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May 8, 1976: The Steve Miller Band released "Take The Money and Run." 
"Take the Money and Run" is a song recorded in 1976 by the Steve Miller Band. A song about two young (possibly teenage) bandits and the police officer pursuing them, it was one of the many hit singles produced by the Steve Miller Band in the 1970s and featured on Fly Like an Eagle. The song peaked at #11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in July 1976. 
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May 8, 1979: The Supertramp album, "Breakfast in America," turned Platinum while it rose to Number 1 in the US.
With anywhere between 18 and 20 million copies sold worldwide, Breakfast In America is arguably the biggest-selling prog album of all time after Dark Side Of The Moon.  
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May 8, 1982: A group of seasoned LA studio musicians, calling themselves Toto, entered the Billboard Pop chart with "Rosanna." 
In 1982 the members of Toto discovered an angel in their midst. Her name was Rosanna Arquette. 

Toto IV album cover red

She was a 20-something actress whose career was still three years away from pay dirt in 1985’s Desperately Seeking Susan, and whose fledgling relationship with Toto keyboard player Steve Porcaro meant she occasionally dropped off beers as the band recorded what would become Toto IV. 
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