Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Music History Today: October 22, 2020

October 22, 1983:  Culture Club topped the UK Album chart with Colour By Numbers.

‘Colour By Numbers” is the second album from the British Pop/New Wave group Culture Club. 

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Led by front man George O’Dowd (known by his stage name Boy George) this album heralded much success for the group who were gaining much interest for the appearance of George as well as their music.
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October 22, 1966:The Supremes became the first girl group with a Number 1 album in the US when their "A' Go-Go" knocked out The Beatles' Revolver.

Berry Gordy a stoked crossover appeal, stuffing Supremes LPs with pop standards, ballads, country and western to expand their fanbase. While these albums sold reasonably well, they missed the point of what made the group great. 

The Supremes
Finally, someone at Motown HQ had an idea: since the Supremes made their name with danceable R&B hits, why not release an album full of danceable R&B hits? The Supremes A’ Go-Go, became the first number 1 album by an all-female group. 
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October 22, 1969: Paul McCartney publicly denied rumors that he was dead.

On October 11, 1969, Detroit DJ accidentally started the biggest hoax in rock & roll history: the “Paul is dead” craze. It blew up on October 12, 1969, when Russ Gibb was hosting his show on WKNR. 

A mysterious caller told him to put on the Beatles’ White Album and spin the “number nine, number nine” intro from “Revolution 9” backwards. When Gibb tried it on the air, he heard the words, “Turn me on, dead man.” 
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October 22, 1966: According to Cashbox magazine, ? And The Mysterians had the best-selling tune in America with "96 Tears." 

It’s not necessarily a bad thing to be known as a one-hit-wonder. ? and the Mysterians topped the charts in 1966 with the now-classic “96 Tears.”

 The song features an unforgettable organ riff and a distinctive lead vocal by the group’s sunglasses-wearing lead singer, Rudy Martinez. Once you hear the song, it’s tough to get it out of your head.   
Read more: Culture Sonar

October 22, 1976: Bob Seger released Night Moves, his first studio album to make an impact outside of Michigan.

By the time he was welcomed into the mainstream, singer-songwriter Bob Seger had paid more than his fair share of dues. 
Bob Seeger
Often critically hailed for his distinctively raspy but impassioned vocal delivery, and his rough yet resonant brand of blue-collar rock’n’roll, Seger had been a bona fide star in his native Detroit since the mid-60s. 
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