Saturday, November 21, 2020

Music History Today: November 22, 2020

November 22, 1997: Michael Hutchence, the 37-year-old lead singer of INXS, was found dead in his room at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Double Bay, Sydney. 

When Australian singer Michael Hutchence killed himself in 1997 at the age of 37, he was proof that someone could be famous and unknown. 

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Thanks to the sloppiness and salaciousness of the British tabloids, he's remembered as having died from autoerotic asphyxiation, which according to the evidence was impossible. 

Read more: Arkansas Online

November 22, 1961: Dion released the single "The Wanderer."

."The Wanderer" is a song written by Ernie Maresca and originally recorded by Dion, released on his 1961 album Runaround Sue.
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The song, with a 12-bar blues-base verse and an eight-bar bridge, tells the story of a travelling man and his many loves. 
Read more: Wikipedia

November 22, 1963: Phil Spector releases a Christmas album called "A Christmas Gift for You." 

Since forming Philles Records with record exec Lester Sill in 1961, Phil Spector’s rise had been unstoppable. By 1963 he was at his peak, having composed his ultimate classic, The Ronettes’ ‘Be My Baby.’ 

A Christmas Gift For You, recorded in a series of lengthy session over three months, showcased Spector’s unrivalled position. It was a rare thing: a record brought to life by its producer as much as its performers. 
Read more: NME


November 22, 1968: The Beatles release The White Album.

The power of rock and roll is a constantly amazing process.  Although it is Bob Dylan who is the single most important figure in rock and roll; and although it is the Rolling Stones who are the embodiment of a rock and roll band; it is nonetheless Our Boys.

The Beatles circa 1969
The Beatles, who are the perfect product and result of everything that rock and roll means and encompasses. Never has this been so plainly evident as on their new two-album set, The Beatles. 
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November 22, 1975: Simon & Garfunkel's first song together in five years, "My Little Town," hit Number 1 on the Easy Listening chart.

"My Little Town" is a 1975 song by the American duo Simon & Garfunkel. It was written by Paul Simon, who produced the track along with Art Garfunkel and Phil Ramone. 


The song was included on both the solo releases for Simon (Still Crazy After All These Years) and Garfunkel (Breakaway) in 1975. 
Read more: Wikipedia

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