Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Music History Today: October 28, 2021

October 28, 1989: "When the Night Comes" by Joe Cocker, from his One Night of Sin album,  entered the Billboard Hot 100 single's chart.
One Night of Sin is the twelfth studio album by English singer Joe Cocker, released by Capitol Records in June 1989.

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It contains the his last US Top 40 hit single, "When The Night Comes." which peaked at number  11. The song is also notable because it was written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. In addition, the former plays rhythm guitar on the song.  
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October 28, 1966: The Spencer Davis Group released "Gimme Some Lovin'."
They say the greatest songs almost write themselves. Roy Orbison claimed Oh, Pretty Woman took him half an hour. 
The Spencer Davis Group
The Spencer Davis Group
Tony Iommi came up with the riff to Paranoid while the rest of Black Sabbath were at lunch. Keith Richards supposedly dreamt (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction in a Florida hotel room.  The Spencer Davis Group’s classic Gimme Some Lovin’, covered by everyone from The Blues Brothers to The Grateful Dead and Thunder, came together in less than an hour. 
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October 28, 1967:  The Doors peaked at number 12 with "Love Her Madly." 
Doors guitarist Robby Krieger wrote "Don't You Love Her Madly" on a Gibson 335 acoustic 12-string guitar that he had recently purchased. The title is a twist on a phrase Duke Ellington popularized. At his concerts, he would say, "we love you madly."

The Doors
The Doors

The lyric is about the numerous times his girlfriend, Lynn, threatened to leave him. "Every time we had an argument, she used to get pissed off and go out the door, and she'd slam the door so loud the house would shake," Krieger said. 
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October 28, 1972: Albert Hammond was closing in on a Top  40 hit, moving from number 65 to 50, with "It Never Rains in Southern California." 
"It Never Rains in Southern California" was written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood. Instrumental backing was provided by L.A. session musicians from the Wrecking Crew. The song peaked at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. It's Hammond's only top 10 hit to date, although he would have one other top 40 hit in 1974 with "I'm a Train." 
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October 28, 1978: "We've Got Tonite" by  Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band entered the US Top 100 single's chart.
Bob Seger’s piano-based ballad tells a story of two lonely people who aren’t meant to be but will deal for one night. Seger penned the song after watching a movie titled, The Sting, starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman.  He saw a scene in the film where Redford puts the moves on a waitress, who says, “I don’t even know you.” Redford replies: “You know me. I’m the same as you. It’s two in the morning and I don’t know nobody.” 
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When the Night Comes
Joe Cocker

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