Sunday, September 12, 2021

Music History Today: September 13, 2021

September 13, 1974: Supertramp released the album Crime of the Century.
Supertramp came into their own on their third album, 1974's Crime of the Century, as their lineup gelled but, more importantly, so did their sound.


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The group still betrayed a heavy Pink Floyd influence, particularly in its expansive art rock arrangements graced by saxophones, but Supertramp isn't nearly as spooky as Floyd -- they're snarky collegiate elitists, an art rock variation on Steely Dan or perhaps a less difficult 10cc, filled with cutting jokes and allusions, best heard on "Bloody Well Right." 
Read more: Allmusic
September 13, 1944:  Peter Cetera of Sun Valley, Idaho, the lead singer of Chicago for many years before a successful solo career, was born in Chicago, Illinois.
"One Good Woman" is a popular song from 1988 by Peter Cetera, formerly the lead singer of the rock band Chicago. 

Peter Cetera
Peter Cetera

It was originally to be included in the Tom Hanks film Big, but Cetera withdrew "One Good Woman" from consideration because 20th Century Fox had proposed too many changes. 
Read more: Wikipedia


September 13, 1969: Tom Jones peaked at Number 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 single's chart with "I'll Never Fall in Love Again." 
"I'll Never Fall In Love Again" was released as a single by the Welsh singer Tom Jones in 1967. 

Tom Jones
Tom Jones

The song was written by Lonnie Donegan and Jimmy Currie and peaked at #2 in the UK charts. This tune is not to be confused with the Burt Bacharach and Hal David song of the same title, which was a hit for both Dionne Warwick and Bobbie Gentry in the late '60s.
Read more: Songfacts


September 13, 1975: Art Garfunkel was closing in on the Top 40 when "I Only Have Eyes for You" moved from Number 55 to 45 on Billboard's single's chart. It would peak at 18 a few weeks later.
Frank Sinatra recorded this in 1962 with the Count Basie Orchestra, and Johnny Mathis named an album after this song in 1976. The Count Basie Orchestra did it again in 1990 with George Benson; Art Garfunkel made a very romantic version on his 1975 Breakaway album, which topped the UK chart, reached #18 on the US Hot 100, and was a #1 Adult Contemporary hit. 
Read more: Songfacts


September 13, 1980:  George Benson hit Number 1 on the R&B chart with "Give Me The Night."
“Give Me the Night” is a track from American jazz & R&B musician George Benson, and his 1980’s album of the same name. 

George Benson
George Benson

Released under Warner Bros. “Give Me the Night” was written by English songwriter, producer and Heatwave member Rod Temperton, and produced by American record producer, multi-instrumentalist and musician Quincy Jones. It's a disco track about loving nightlife, dancing and having romantic experiences.
Read more: Story of Song


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