Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Music History Today: September 10, 2020

September 10, 1977:; The album Rumours by Fleetwood Mac tied the existing Rock Era record with 18 weeks at number 1, set in 1967 by the album More of the Monkees.  

"The Chain" was the only group-written song on Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album. The other 10 tracks were all penned individually either by Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, or Christine McVie.

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Though it was not released as a single, "The Chain" is nevertheless one of Fleetwood Mac's most popular songs, receiving substantial airplay and opening many of its concerts. 

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September 10, 1965: The Byrds begin recording "Turn! Turn! Turn!."
"Turn! Turn! Turn!", is a song written by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s. The lyrics, except for the title, which is repeated throughout the song, and the final two lines, are adapted word-for-word from the English version of the first eight verses of the third chapter of the biblical Book of Ecclesiastes.

The Byrds

The song was originally released in 1962 as "To Everything There Is a Season" on folk group the Limeliters' RCA album Folk Matinee and then some months later on Seeger's own The Bitter and the Sweet.  The song became an international hit in late 1965 when it was adapted by the American folk rock group the Byrds.

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September 10,  1966: The Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love" hits number 1 for the first of two weeks.

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The song "You Can't Hurry Love" was inspired by and partially based upon "(You Can't Hurry God) He's Right on Time" ("You can't hurry God/you just have to wait/Trust and give him time/no matter how long it takes"), a 1950s gospel song written by Dorothy Love Coates of The Original Gospel Harmonettes.  
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September 10, 1975:  Bob Dylan recorded "Hurricane," "Oh Sister," and "Simple Twist Of Fate" for the television special The World of John Hammond; the man who gave Dylan his first record contract.

“Here’s a simple love story, happened to me.” That’s how Bob Dylan introduces “Simple Twist of Fate” on 1979’s live At Budokan album. 

“Simple Twist of Fate” is the sleeper hit on Blood On The Tracks, Bob Dylan’s most lauded album; the “divorce album” that found Dylan bottoming out emotionally, discovering a whole new writing style, and regaining the trust of the nations’ critics and disappointed Dylanologists. 

Maybe it’s true that this song “happened to him,” or maybe it is one of a series of songs based on Anton Checkhov short stories, as he hinted in his autobiography, “Chronicles Vol. 1.” Or maybe it’s both.  
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September 10, 1988: Phil Collins topped the UK singles chart with "A Groovy Kind Of Love;" a hit for The Mindbenders in 1966.

"A Groovy Kind Of Love" is a song written by Toni Wine and Carole Bayer Sager based on a melody by the classical composer Muzio Clementi. 

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Phil Collins

It has been recorded by numerous artists, with the Mindbenders and Phil Collins releasing very successful versions. Unlike the Mindbenders' version, which was an upbeat guitar-based pop song, Collins' was a slow ballad with a prominent keyboard and strings.
 
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