Friday, June 12, 2020

Music History Today: June 13, 2020

June 13, 1995: Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette releases her breakthrough album, the alt-rock classic Jagged Little Pill.

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It took Morissette an hour to write “Hand In My Pocket.” “I saw her write that in front of me, like, in an hour,” the album’s co-writer and producer Glen Ballard told The A.V. Club. “I had a 12-string Epiphone electric guitar and we just wrote it on the spot.”
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June 13, 1950: Bo Donaldson ("Billy, Don't Be a Hero") was born in Cincinnati, Ohio
Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods are an American pop group, formed in 1965 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Discovered by The Osmonds, the group had a small start with their first charting single “Special Someone” in 1972. 
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June 13, 1970: A brand new band debuted on the charts with Bread's first single, "Make It With You." 
The song first appeared on Bread's 1970 album, On the Waters. Released as a single that June, it was the group's first top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and spent the week of August 22, 1970, at number one, their only single to do so; it also reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart. 
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June 13, 1970: Mungo Jerry, a British band with an unusual name and a unique sound, had the top tune in the UK with "In The Summertime."
We've reached the second round in Ultimate Classic Rock's Greatest Summer Song battle. And in this contest, Mungo Jerry's good-time hit "In the Summertime" goes up against the Beach Boys' eternal "California Girls." After starting with 32 of classic rock’s best summertime songs last week, we're now down to 16 for the second round. 
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June 13, 1975:  The newly reformed and renamed Jefferson Starship released the song "Miracles", which would become their first Top 10 song in eight years.  
Two windmills shorn of their vanes stand where Golden Gate Park meets the sea in San Francisco. This city has always glowed a bit. Ten years ago, the Jefferson Airplane soared out of there, flew high and then zigzagged to earth again like a dried leaf in a wind from a new direction. Now, its reincarnation, Jefferson Starship, is growing out of the humus.  
Read more: Rolling  Stone


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