Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Music History Today: October 27, 2021

October 27, 1984: "On the Dark Side" by Eddie & The Cruisers peaks at number 7 on the Billboard hot 100 single's chart.
The legendary "East Coast Rock 'n' Roll" group John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band began their career in 1972 and achieved mainstream success in the 1980s with the "Eddie & The Cruisers - Motion Picture Soundtrack" 

Eddie & The Cruisers movie poster
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The hit single "On the Dark Side" held the "Number-One" position on the Billboard Rock charts and the MTV video charts for “five” consecutive weeks.  The album sold over 3 million copies and was certified triple Platinum by the RIAA. 
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October 27, 1973  "Let Me Serenade You" by Three Dog Night enters the US Top 100 single's chart.
"Let Me Serenade You," written by John Finley, was originally titled "I Will Serenade You" and performed by Rhinoceros, appearing on their 1968 self-titled album. It was later covered by Three Dog Night and featured on their 1973 album, Cyan.  In the US, Three Dog Night's version "Let Me Serenade You" peaked at #17 on the Billboard chart. 
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October 27, 1976: Crystal Gayle records "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" at Jack's Tracks in Nashville.
In 1977, Crystal Gayle‘s “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” became a worldwide hit single. 

Crystal Gayle
Crystal Gayle

Released as the first single from Gayle’s album We Must Believe in Magic, the song topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for four weeks. It was also Gayle’s first – and even biggest – crossover pop hit, reaching No. 1 on the Cashbox Top 100 for two weeks and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks. 

October 27,  1980:  Barbra Streisand released the single "Guilty."
Guilty may well be Barbra Streisand’s best pop album.

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

At the peak of her late-’70s popularity, she hooked up with the Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb, who himself was basking in his Saturday Night Fever glow. Gibb wrote and produced most of the material on 1980’s Guilty, and he supplied background vocals as well as co-leads on two tracks. The results are still completely bewitching. 
Read more: Barbra Streisand

October 27, 1990: Jon Bon Jovi has the highest debutning, at number 47, with "Miracle."
"Miracle" is the second solo single by American rock singer Jon Bon Jovi. It was released in 1990 from his debut album Blaze of Glory, the soundtrack album from the film Young Guns II. The music video for the song features Jeff Beck as well as Matt LeBlanc. The song charted at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. 
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On the Dark Side
Eddie & The Cruisers


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