Friday, June 25, 2021

Music History Today: June 26, 2021

June 26, 2000: Coldplay released the single "Yellow" from their album Parachutes.

“Yellow” is one of those simplistic and minimalist songs that have endured through time for well over a decade now. 

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Coldplay released this song in their 2000 album ‘Parachutes’ and it was the second single off the album. The song speaks about love and how devoted he can be towards true love. Since 2000, “Yellow” has been played and replayed and performed in concerts up to date, and the response of the fans has never ceased. 
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June 26,  1965: "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte" by Patti Page, from the same named Bette Davis movie,  peaked at number 8 on the US music chart.

"Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte" is a popular song with music by Frank De Vol and lyrics by Mack David, introduced in the 1964 film Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte starring Bette Davis. 

Originally, the film and the song did not share a title, the working title of the film being What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte? Reportedly, Bette Davis disliked the working title feeling it falsely indicated a sequel to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane.? The song with the opening lyric "Hush, hush, sweet Charlotte" was played for Davis and she suggested it should serve as the movie's title. 

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June 26, 1971:  Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds moved up the charts from number 19 to 8 with "Don't Pull Your Love. "  .

Rumored to have been written with Elvis Presley in mind, "Don't Pull Your Love" had been optioned by ABC-Dunhill Records A&R vice-president Steve Barri to be recorded by the Grass Roots.

Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds

They passed on the song. Joe Frank Carollo and his fellow band members Dan Hamilton and Tommy Reynolds were performing a Creedence Clearwater Revival medley to audition for ABC-Dunhill when Steve Barri stopped the trio to play them the demo of "Don't Pull Your Love" two or three times til the trio themselves could sing it for Barri. He arranged for Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds to be signed to ABC-Dunhill that same day. 

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June 26, 1976:  Neil Diamond moved from number 55 to 24 with "If You Know What I Mean."

"If You Know What I Mean," written and recorded by Neil Diamond, is from his 1976 album, Beautiful Noise.

Neil Diamond

It was his third number one on the Easy Listening chart. Diamond has stated that the song is a "tender recollection" of a relationship in his teens, in which he successfully seduced a significantly older woman. 
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June 26, 1976: Daryl Hall and John Oates take "Sara Smile" to number 4 on the US music chart.

Daryl Hall was living on the Upper East Side of New York in 1975 when he and John Oates began producing material for the “Daryl Hall & John Oates” album. Hall was inspired enough by his feelings for Allen that he wrote a highly personal song, one that would end up being on “The Silver Album.” 

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