Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Music History Today: June 1 , 2022

June 1, 1991: Queensryche peaked at Number 9 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart with "Silent Lucidity." 

"Silent Lucidity" by Queensrÿche was the biggest hit for the band. 

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It was nominated in 1992 for the Grammy Awards for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. 
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June 1, 1959: "The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton started a six-week run at Number 1 on the charts.

If listening to your history teacher bores you, then the song ‘Battle of New Orleans’ by Johnny Horton might help you. The track was written by Jimmy Driftwood, an Arkansas High School principal and history teacher. He loved singing and writing songs because this helped his students have more engagement to the subject. 
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June 1, 1968: Tiny Tim boldly moved from Number 69 to 49 with "Tip-Toe Thru' the Tulips with Me." 

"Tiptoe Through the Tulips," written by Al Dubin and Joe Burkewas, was published in 1929. It was recorded in 1968 by Tiny Tim, whose version charted at number 17 in the US that year, becoming his signature song, which he would continue to perform throughout his career. 
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June 1, 1974: Cat Stevens topped out at Number 10 in the US with "Oh Very Young."

"Oh Very Young" is a gentle response to Don McLean's hit "American Pie" released two years previously. 

Cat Stevens
Cat Stevens 1974

He questions the ill-fated songwriter's "Not Fade Away" (the last song Holly performed) lyric "a love to last more than one day, a lover's love, not fade away" with Stevens' own "denim blue, fading up to the sky, and though you want him to last forever you know he never will, and the patches make the goodbye harder still." 
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June 1, 1985: John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band's "Tough All Over" moved into the American Top 40 chart.

Tough All Over" ultimately climbed to number 22, becoming the band's third top 40 hit in the United States following the success of the singles "On the Dark Side" and "Tender Years." 
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Silent Lucidity

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