Sunday, February 20, 2022

Music History Today: February 21, 2022

February 21, 1987: Chicago made it to the US Top 3, where it peaked, with "Will You Still Love Me?" 

"Will You Still Love Me?" was Chicago's first top-ten hit following the departure of Peter Cetera. 

Jason Scheff
Jason Scheff
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It featured new singer and bassist Jason Scheff on lead vocals. One of the song's co-writers, Tom Keane had previously fronted the early 1980s band Keane, for which Jason Scheff played bass. 
Read more: Wikipedia
Jackson 5
Jackson 5 1970

February 21, 1970: The Jackson 5 performed their Number 1 hit "I Want You Back" and their new single, "ABC," on American Bandstand. 

February 21, 1933: Nina Simone is born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina, where she begins playing the piano at age 3.

Nina Simone was one of the most gifted vocalists of her generation, and also one of the most eclectic.

Nina Simone
Nina Simone

Simone was a singer, pianist, and songwriter who bent genres to her will rather than allowing herself to be confined by their boundaries; her work swung back and forth between jazz, blues, soul, classical, R&B, pop, gospel, and world music, with passion, emotional honesty, and a strong grasp of technique as the constants of her musical career. 
Read more: Allmusic

February 21, 1981: Dan Fogelberg's "Same Auld Lang Syne" reached Number 9 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

“Same Auld Lang Syne” is more like an artful diary entry, a wrencher about running into a former love, having some beers with her, then parting ways forever because that’s the way things have to be. After Fogelberg died in 2007, his old girlfriend from high school and college, Jill Anderson, stepped forward to say that everything in the song had actually happened, exactly as described, on Christmas Eve of 1975, except that her eyes are green. 
Read more: National Review

February 21, 1987: "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" by Georgia Satellites made it to Number 2 on the American music chart.

"Keep Your Hands To Yourself" was the only hit for the Georgia Satellites, although Dan Baird had a hit as a solo artist in 1992 with "I Love You Period."
Georgia Satellites
Many people thought the line "I've got a little change in my pocket, going jingle, linga, ling" was a reference to masturbation. The group denied this. 
Read more: Songfacts

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