Sunday, January 9, 2022

Music History Today: January 10, 2022

January 10, 1976: Foghat made their debut in the American Top 40 with "Slow Ride."
I don’t know how English rock bands managed to nail the southern rock sound so well, but I’m glad they did! 
Foghat Fool for the City album cover
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England’s Foghat penned the iconic classic rock hit ‘Slow Ride.’ This hard rock classic is definitely a staple that has a little something for everyone. 
Read more: Society of Rock
January 10, 1970: Bobby Sherman peaked at Number 9 in the US with his song "La La La(If I Had You).
"La La La (If I Had You)" by Bobby Sherman was released in November 1969 and spent 11 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Bobby Sherman
Bobby Sherman

In Canada, the song reached number 7 on the "RPM 100." The recording earned Sherman a gold record. 
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January 10, 1976: Larry Groce entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart at Number 68 with his novelty single "Junk Food Junkie."
Groce is a one-hit wonder, and he makes no bones about it. He's actually more of a country-music songwriter and radio host than an actual performing artist. He does alright though, recording the Disney series of Children's Favorites albums. But thanks to Dr. Demento, he will always be known to us as the "Junk Food Junkie" man. 
Read more: Songfacts

January 10, 1983: John Anderson released the single "Swingin'" from his album Wild & Blue.
The host of TNN’s “Nashville Now,” Ralph Emery interviewed John Anderson about his new hit “Swingin” in 1983. Emery asked Anderson why he pronounced it as “Swangin,” while the background singers say the word as “Swingin’.” Anderson calmly said that: “Someone had to sing it properly, and I sure cain’t.” 
Read more: Country Thang Daily

January 10, 1998: "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" by Elmo & Patsy entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Although "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" now resides well outside of Billboard's Holiday 100 chart, it once reigned supreme over Christmas classics, due in part to controversy that's every bit as silly as the song's music video. An anti-ageist group called the Gray Panthers started speaking out against what they considered a tacky song that, for lack of better words, mocks someone's dead grandma. 
Read more: Wide Open Country

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