Thursday, May 26, 2022

Music History Today: May 27, 2022

May 27, 1977: Supertramp released "Give a Little Bit" from their album Even in the Quietest Moments...
The title of Even in the Quietest Moments... isn't much of an exaggeration. This 1977 album finds Supertramp indulging in some of their quietest moments, spending almost the album in a subdued mood. 

Supertramp album Even in the Quietest Moments...
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It feels more pop than it actually is, despite the opening single, "Give a Little Bit," their poppiest song to date, as well as their biggest hit. 
Read more: Allmusic
May 27, 1967: The Bee Gees had their first entry into Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart when "New York City Mining Disaster (Have You Seen My Wife, Mr. Jones)" debuted there.
"New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Have You Seen My Wife, Mr. Jones)" is about a group of miners trapped beneath the surface. The story is told from the perspective of one of them, who shows others a photo of his wife in what are likely his final hours.

The Bee Gees
The Bee Gees

It was the Bee Gees' first hit outside of Australia, which they had recently left for England. Later in 1967, they had another hit with a song titled for a place in America: "Massachusetts." 
Read more: Songfacts

May 27, 1972: "Conquistador" by Procol Harum started its climb up the Hot 100 chart in the US.  
"Conquistador" by Procol Harum originally appeared on the band's 1967 self-titled debut album. It was later released as a single from the band's 1972 live album Procol Harum Live: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. 
Read more: Wikipedia

May 27, 1978: Steve Martin & the Toot Uncommons' "King Tut" entered the American Top 100 singles' chart.
Comedian Steve Martin was one of the biggest rock stars of 1978. His second comedy album, A Wild and Crazy Guy, was a smash, peaking at #2 on the charts for the week of December 9, 1978.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin

 The album that blocked Martin from #1: Billy Joel's 52nd Street. Helping drive the album's sales was the single, "King Tut." 

Read more: Rhino

May 27, 1995: "Dani California" by Red Hot Chili Peppers peaked at Number 6 in the US.
Dani California is one of Red Hot Chili Peppers biggest hits. It was released as the first single from their ninth studio album Stadium Arcadium on 2 May 2006. As of yet, it is one of only three RHCP songs to become a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. 
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