Saturday, June 26, 2021

Music History Today: June 27, 2021

June 27, 1989: The studio album The End of the Innocence by Don Henley was released.

Don Henley’s biggest album outside of the Eagles, The End Of The Innocence sold six million copies in America alone.

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Innocence was the third solo album by the artist from Gilmer, Texas. It arrived some five years after Building The Perfect Beast, which was itself a huge success, turning triple platinum in the US. The follow-up featured a stellar guest list of contributors, with Bruce Hornsby an inspired choice to play his ever-distinctive keyboards. 

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June 27, 1960: Connie Francis took over the top spot for the next two weeks with "Everybody's Somebody's Fool."

Connie Francis, at the peak of her fame, made the transition from pop to country — or a very pop version of country, anyway — and it proved to be a smart move.

Connie Francis
Connie Francis

Francis had made her name with down-the-middle late-’50s dance-party hits like “Stupid Cupid” and “Lipstick On Your Collar.” “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” moved her gently away from sock-hop fare. It’s fast enough that it’s not quite a ballad and ruminative enough that it’s not quite a dance song. 

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June 27,  1970:  "The Wonder of You/Mama Liked the Roses" by Elvis Presley peaked at number 9 on the charts.

Elvis Presley had a no. 1 hit in the UK and a Top 10 hit in the U.S. with his 1970 live version of "The Wonder of You" recorded in Las Vegas, Nevada in February 1970. The song was released as a single on April 20, 1970, backed by the song "Mama Liked the Roses". In the United States, both songs charted at #9 together during 27 June - 11 July 1970.  
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June 27, 1970: "Hitchin' a Ride" by Vanity Fare reaches number 5 on the US Hot 100  chart.

"Hitchin' a Ride" is a song written by Mitch Murray and Peter Callander issued as a single by the English pop/rock band Vanity Fare in late 1969. The song is about a young man who is attempting to hitchhike, since he has no money. The song is noted for its two recorders, first heard in the introduction as well as in the sections between the choruses and the verses. 
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June 27, 1987: "In Too Deep" by Genesis made it to number 3 in the US.

"In Too Deep" is the fourth track on the 1986 Genesis album Invisible Touch. It was released as the second single from the LP in the UK and the fifth single in the US. 

Phil Collins
Phil Collins

The lyric was written by Phil Collins after he was approached to write a song for the soundtrack of the movie Mona Lisa. The music is credited to the entire band in common with all the tracks on Invisible Touch. 

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Heart Of the Matter
Don Henley

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