Saturday, March 5, 2022

Music History Today: March 6, 2022

March 6, 2004: Limp Bizkit entered the Billboard hot 100 chart with a cover of the Who's "Behind Blue Eyes."
A linchpin of the late-'90s nu-metal scene, Limp Bizkit brought rap-metal to the masses with the career-defining albums Significant Other (1999) and Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (2000).

Fred Durst
Fred Durst

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Led by front-man Fred Durst, the band enjoyed a string of radio hits ("Counterfeit," "Faith," "Nookie," "Break Stuff," "Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)," and "Behind Blue Eyes") before going on hiatus in the mid-2000s. 
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March 6, 1976: Eric Carmen's "All by Myself" made it to the Number 2 spot on the US music chart.
According to Eric Carmen, he first wrote the solo part of "All By Myself" four bars at a time and eventually completed the interlude after two months. He needed to put this into a song, and after listening to Rachmaninoff's 2nd piano concerto, a piece famously used to underscore the 1945 British film Brief Encounter, he adapted the melody of its second movement to write the verse.\ 
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March 6,  1982: The highest debuting song in the US, at Number 57, is "Don't Talk tp Strangers by Rick Springfield.
"Don't Talk to Strangers" was written to Rick Springfield's then-girlfriend Barbara (later his wife), whom he was worried was getting involved with other people while they were apart.

Rick Springfield nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance with the song in 1983.
Rick Springfield

Springfield said looking back on the song, "Back then, I was scared that she was screwing around because I was doing the same thing." Springfield was nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance with the song in 1983.
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March 6, 1993: Bon Jovi made it to Number 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart with "Bed of Roses."
"Bed of Roses" was from Bon Jovi's fifth studio album, Keep the Faith.

Jon Bon Jovi  "Bed of Roses" black & white
Jon Bon Jovi 

Jon Bon Jovi wrote the song in a hotel room while suffering from a hangover and the lyrics reflect his feelings at the time. The song contains drawn out guitar riffs and soft piano playing, along with emotive and high vocals by Jon Bon Jovi. 
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March 6, 2010: The version of "Hallelujah" k.d. lang sang at the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics entered. at Number 61, the American music chart. 

Behind Blue Eyes
Limp Bizkit

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