Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Music History Today: June 18, 2020

June 18, 1942: Paul McCartney is born James Paul McCartney in Allerton, Liverpool, England. On his 31st birthday Paul McCartney & Wings released the single "Live And Let Die."
“Live and Let Die” is the main theme song of the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die, written by Paul and Linda McCartney and performed by Paul’s band Wings.
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 It was one of the group’s most successful singles, and the most successful Bond theme to that point, charting at No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 9 on the UK Singles Chart. 
Read more: The Paul McCartney Project
June 18, 1977: Fleetwood Mac score their only Billboard number one hit with "Dreams," which made number 24 in the UK. 
"Dreams" is a song written by singer Stevie Nicks, for the group Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album, Rumours...at the Record Plant studio in Sausalito, California, in early 1976.  
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June 18, 1979:  Robert Palmer released the single "Bad Case Of Loving You."
Moon Martin originally recorded the song in 1978. Martin's record label Capitol Records released the song in the United Kingdom and Spain as a stand-alone vinyl single, but inserted the song into the United States release of Martin's album Shots from a Cold Nightmare. 
His original recording did not enter the music charts. A year later the song appeared on Robert Palmer's 1979 album Secrets. In Palmer's home country, the United Kingdom, the song debuted and peaked at #61 on the UK Singles Chart on 7 July 1979.  
Read more: Wikipedia


June 18. 1984:  "Panama," by the American hard rock band Van Halen, was released on this date.
Recorded for Van Halen’s blockbuster sixth album, 1984, “Panama” was the band’s last hit single with their original singer and one of the few tracks to have been performed by every lineup. 
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It was also a refreshing return to guitar-led music, after previous synth-heavy singles “Jump” and “I’ll Wait.” 
Read More: Ultimate Classic Rock


June 18, 1991:  A single released on this date, "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams, got enough radio play to chart within 11 days.
It’s unlikely that any musician has ever spent an hour more profitably than Bryan Adams did in 1990. 
The Canadian bandleader was working in London with producer Mutt Lange when the pair were asked to write a theme song for the forthcoming Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, and handed a tape of the film’s soundtrack by composer Michael Kamen to get them started. 
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