Thursday, October 14, 2021

Music History Today: October 15, 2021

October 15, 1977: "Here You Come Again" by Dolly Parton enters the US Top 100 single's chart.
Dolly Parton's "Here You Come Again" became her first gold single.

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At the time of the song's release, Parton was making a big push to break into the pop world. That's certainly evident from "Here You Come Again." Written by songwriting legends Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil -- who had penned hits for the Righteous Brothers and the Drifters, among others -- and produced by Gary Klein (Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell), the song had recently appeared on a BJ Thomas LP. 
Read more: The Boot
October 15, 1956: Little Richard recorded "Good Golly, Miss Molly." 
"Good Golly, Miss Molly" by Little Richard is a a jump blues, written by John Marascalco and producer Robert "Bumps" Blackwell.

Little Richard
Little Richard

Although it was first recorded by Little Richard, Blackwell produced another version by the Valiants, who imitated the fast first version recorded by Little Richard, not released at that time. Although the Valiants' version was released first (in 1957), Little Richard had the hit, reaching #4.The song is ranked #94 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. 
Read more: Wikipedia

 

October 15, 1963: The Rip Chords record "Hey Little Cobra." .
"Hey Little Cobra" was produced by Beach Boy Bruce Johnston along with Terry Melcher (son of actress Doris Day), and both Johnston and Melcher sang on the song.  “Hey Little Cobra” was written in honor of the sports car, the Ford/Shelby AC Cobra. 
Read more: Daily DooWop

October 15, 1976: Ike and Tina Turner announce they've split as a musical act. 
Turner attempted suicide during her marriage to Ike, but she survived. In Dallas in 1976, she escaped her husband and found safety at a Ramada Inn. 

She fled after a fight with Ike left her bloodied, and she arrived at the hotel with barely any money. After living through Ike’s “torture” for 16 years (as she described it to People in ’81), Turner (then 37) divorced the musician in 1976. Their divorce was finalized in 1978, but she got close to nothing from it. All she got was two cars and the rights to her stage name. 
Read more: Cheat Sheet

October 15, 1988: "Jealous Guy" by  John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band entered the US music chart.
One of John Lennon’s best-known and most-loved songs, “Jealous Guy” first saw the light of day on his 1971 Imagine album, before Roxy Music had a No.1 hit with their version, released in February 1981 as a tribute to the then recently murdered ex-Beatle. Even by the time John finished his version, however, the song had already been through a number of incarnations.  
Read more: U Discover Music

Here You Come Again
Dolly Parton



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