Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Music History Today: February 2, 2022

February 2, 2012: Bryson Andres - a street musician from Spokane, Washington - uploaded a violin cover of "Secrets" by  OneRepublic that went viral and has over 7.5 million views.

With a growing YouTube following, Bryson Andres has made a name for himself as a violinist for the digital age.

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His ability to evolve as a musician—paired with his ear for turning something mainstream into a sound all its own—is worthy of the viral views, and then some. 
Read more: American Lifestyle Mag

February 2, 1963: Bobby Vee peaked at Number 3 in the US with "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes."

"The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" was written by Benjamin Weisman (writer of many songs recorded by Elvis Presley), Dorothy Wayne, and Marilyn Garrett.

Bobby Vee
Bobby Vee

It was first recorded by Bobby Vee and released in 1962. By 1963, it went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, #2 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart, and #9 on the R&B Chart. In went to #3 in the U.K. 
Read more: Daily Doo Wop

February 2, 1974: "Must Be Love" by The James Gang started climbing the Billboard singles chart.

"Must Be Love" was released ifrom Bang, the sixth studio album by James Gang. It was the first James Gang album featuring lead guitarist Tommy Bolin after Domenic Troiano left the band. 
Read more: Wikipedia

February 2, 1985: Philip Bailey & Phil Collins peaked at Number 2 on the US music chart with "Easy Lover."

"Easy Lover," performed by Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire, and Phil Collins of Genesis, was jointly written and composed by Bailey, Collins, and Nathan East. The song appeared on Bailey's solo album, Chinese Wall. won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Overall Performance in a Video in 1985 and was Grammy Award nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals in 1986. 
Read more: Wikipedia

February 2, 1991: Will To Power took a cover of "I'm Not in Love" to Number 7 on the US music chart.

In 1990, Will To Power released a cover version that went to #7 US. Two years earlier, Will To Power had a #1 US hit with a medley of two cover songs: Peter Frampton's "Baby, I Love Your Way" and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird."  
Read more: Songfacts

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