Thursday, December 23, 2021

Music History Today: December 24, 2021

December 24, 1983: Duran Duran peaked at Number 3 on the American Top 40 chart with "Union of the Snake." 

"Union of the Snake" was the lead single from the band's third album Seven and the Ragged Tiger.  

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Further chart movement was prevented by "Say Say Say" by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson and "Say It Isn't So" by Daryl Hall and John Oates. It also reached number three on the UK Singles chart. 
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December 24, 2017: Dick Orkin, the radio producer who created the Chickenman radio series, died on Christmas Eve's day.

Chickenman was an American radio series, inspired by the mid-1960s Batman TV series, that spoofs comic book heroes. Created in 1966 on Chicago radio station WCFL, it was syndicated widely, notably on Armed Forces Radio during the Vietnam War. According to the public radio show, This American Life, "Chickenman first soared the radio airwaves from 1966 to 1969; nearly every day there would be a new episode. 
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December 24,  1961: Bobby Rydell and Chubby Checker made a big move, from Number 71 to 45, with a cover of "Jingle Bell Rock."

December 24, 1966: The Royal Guardsmen flew into the American Top 10, from Number 30 to 7, with "Snoopy vs. The Red Baron."

December 24,  1977:  L.T.D. peaked at Number 4 with "(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again."

"(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again" by L.T.D. was eleased from their Something To Love album. It was their biggest hit, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and two weeks at number one on the R&B singles chart in the fall of 1977. It became a gold record. 
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