Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Music History Today: June 9, 2021

June 9, 1979:  Bee Gees were at the top of the US music chart with  "Love You Inside Out." 
“Love You Inside Out,” the Bee Gees’ final #1 single, peaked on the charts a few weeks before the Chicago Disco Demolition Night, the event that at least crystallized the long-brewing disco backlash. 

Bee Gees 1979
Bee Gees 1979

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The Bee Gees had been around before disco, and they’d proven themselves capable of putting together non-disco hits, but it didn’t matter. Presumably thanks to Saturday Night Fever, the Bee Gees had come to represent disco in the public imagination. When disco fell, they fell too. So “Love You Inside Out” goes down in history as the very end of a historic hot streak. 
Read more: Stereogum
June 9, 1970: Johnny Winter And Rick Deringer recorded "Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo."
"Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" was initially recorded by Johnny Winter in 1970 with his band "Johnny Winter And", which included Rick Derringer and other former members of the McCoys. According to Derringer:

The first song I wrote for Johnny was 'Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo'. 'Rock and Roll' to satisfy the rock 'n' roll that I was supposed to be bringing into the picture, and 'Hoochie Koo' to satisfy the king of blues sensibility that Johnny was supposed to maintain. And it worked out great." 
Read more: Wikipedia

June 9, 1973: The Spinners scored their second R&B Number 1 of the year with "One Of A Kind (Love Affair)."
The Spinners recorded the song at Philly's Sigma Sound Studios, with the studio's house band MFSB providing the backing. Released as the third single from their 1972 self-titled album on Atlantic Records, "One of a Kind (Love Affair)" was the group's third consecutive Number 1 on the U.S. R&B Singles Chart. It also reached the Number 11 position on Billboard Pop Singles chart. 
Read more: Wikipedia


June 9, 1984: "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger peaked at Number 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
Rock of Ages has extended its off-Broadway run 14 weeks (through January 14, 2020), meaning hair metal fans can now sit back and take tequila shots in their Harley Davidson T-shirts in New York City for a little longer.

One song prominently featured is Night Ranger’s “Sister Christian,” a power ballad that cemented itself in the hair metal cannon since its release in 1984. Drummer and vocalist Kelly Keagy wrote the song after visiting his teenage sister Christy in Eugene, Oregon, and was amazed at how fast she had grown up. His bandmates heard Keagy sing “Sister Christian” instead of “Christy,” and the title stuck. 
Read more: Rolling Stone


June 9, 2001: Uncle Kracker made it to Number 5 with "Follow Me." 
“Follow Me” is the very first single recorded and released by American singer-songwriter Michael Shafer or more popularly known by his stage name Uncle Kracker. Uncle Kracker revealed in a 2007 interview the song:

Uncle Kracker
Uncle Kracker

“...takes on a couple of different meanings. I’ve heard some people think that I’m talking about drugs, or some people think I’m talking about cheating. I guess it’s kinda both. I would never want to say anything that would get myself in trouble, being married with a couple of kids. That song is like a dirty picture painted with a pretty brush.” 

Love You Inside and Out
Bee Gees

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