Saturday, February 12, 2022

Music History Today: February 13, 2022

February 13, 1972: The American musical drama film Cabaret, directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli, was released.
Cabaret is a musical based on Christopher Isherwood semi-auto-biographical book Goodbye to Berlin and John Van Druten’s Broadway stage adaption of the novella “Sally Bowles” story in I am a Camera.

American musical drama film Cabaret poster
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The film Cabaret was set in Berlin during 1930s that centered on life in the Kit Kat Klub nightclub and around it, through the telling of the story of Sally Bowles, Brian Roberts and their friends.  
Read more: Berlin Divided City
February 13, 1965: Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions started their climb up the US Hot 100 singles chart at Number 84 with "People Get Ready."
Seldom does a song go down in history as not only one of the best popular songs ever written, but as a song that is so universal in composition and message that it can be effectively covered by almost anyone. But that’s the case with “People Get Ready,” recorded in 1965 by The Impressions and written by the group’s lead singer, Curtis Mayfield. 
Read more: American Songwriter

February 13, 1982: Juice Newton peaked at Number 7 on the American Top 40 chart with "The Sweetest Thing (I’ve Ever Known)."
In 1974, Judy Kay “Juice” Newton teamed with then-boyfriend Otha Young and Tom Keely to form a country/rock band, Silver Spur.

Juice Newton
Juice Newton

Well, she didn’t expect overnight success. However, she didn’t think it would take seven years to gain a hit record either. 
Read more: Country Thang Daily

February 13, 1988: "Don't Shed a Tear" by Paul Carrack topped out at Number 9 on the Us music chart.
"Don't Shed a Tear" was written by Canadian singer-songwriter/guitarist Eddie Schwartz, along with fellow songwriter Rob Friedman.

Paul Carrack
Paul Carrack

Schwartz, who was fresh off writing "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" for Pat Benatar, later decided to record the song with a new band he had formed with Lenny Zakatek and Dave Tyson. However, the entire project was scrapped. Some years later, the song reached the hands of Paul Carrack's producer, and Carrack recorded the song. 
Read more: Wikipedia

February 13, 1993: Mary J. Blige entered the US singles chart at Number 47 with a cover of "Sweet Thing" originally by Rufus featuring Chaka Khan.

Mary J. Blige 1993
Mary J. Blige 1993



Cabaret
Liza Minnelli


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