Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Music History Today: March 3, 2022

March 3, 1984: Culture Club entered the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at Number 40 with "Miss Me Blind."
"Miss Me Blind" was the third single released from Colour by Numbers in the US. 

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It gave the band its sixth consecutive top 10 hit, as well as its final top 10 hit there to date. Set over a catchy backdrop, the lyrics speak of a love-gone-sour relationship, particularly Boy George's relationship with drummer Jon Moss. 
Read more: Wikipedia
March 3, 1962: The Kingston Trio moved into the American Top 40 with "Where Have All the Flowers Gone."
Pete Seeger wrote this song as a call for peace. He was inspired by Mikhail Sholokhov's novel And Quiet Flows the Don, which is about Czarist Russia. Seeger's lyrics show how war and suffering can by cyclical in nature: girls pick flowers, men pick girls, men go to war and fill graves with their dead which get covered with flowers. 
Read more: Songfacts

March 3, 1973: John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" topped out at Number 9 on the US music chart.
In the mid-1970s, John Denver revealed to the concert audiences that “Rocky Mountain High” took him an oddly nine months-long to write.

John Denver
John Denver

Three years before that, Denver moved to Aspen, Colorado, which served as the primary inspiration for him to write the song, added by his love for the state. 
Read more: Country Thang Daily

March 3, 1984: "Nobody Told Me" by John Lennon made it to Number 5 in the US. 
Although John Lennon originally intended for Ringo Starr to record ‘Nobody Told Me’, the song remained unreleased until the posthumous 1984 album Milk And Honey. Lennon begun the song in 1976, when he wrote and recorded what was then known as ‘Everybody’s Talkin’, Nobody’s Talkin”. 
Read more: Beatles Bible

March 3, 1990: Roxette peaked at Number 2 in the American Top 3 hits "Dangerous."
"Dangerous" was released as the fifth and final single from their second studio album Look Sharp!. It was the group's third top 10 showing on the Billboard Hot 100, spending two weeks at number two in March 1990—kept off the top spot by Janet Jackson's "Escapade". The music video was recorded in the ruins of Borgholm Castle. 
Read more: Wikipedia 

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