Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Music History Today: June 22, 2022

June 22, 1974: David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel" peaked at Number 64 in the US. 

Originally planned in late 1973 as part of an aborted Ziggy Stardust musical, "Rebel Rebel" was Bowie's last single in his signature glam rock style.

David Bowie 1970s 
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It was also his first hit since 1969 not to feature lead guitarist Mick Ronson; Bowie played guitar himself on this and almost all the other tracks on Diamond Dogs. 
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June 22, 1955: Walt Disney released the film "Lady and the Tramp," featuring the title song performed by Peggy Lee. 

Lady and the Tramp 1955 movie poster

June 22, 1963: Australian Rolf Harris had an American Top hit when "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" vaulted from Number 58 to 27 in the US. 

Rolf Harris wrote "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" about an Australian stockman on his deathbed in 1957. He was inspired by the Harry Belafonte calypso craze and wrote this as an Australian calypso. 
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June 22, 1968: "Reach Out of the Darkness" by Friend & Lover topped out at Number 10 on the US music chart. 
"Reach Out of the Darkness" by the American folk duo Friend & Lover was the pair's most successful single. They are often regarded as a one-hit wonder. The song is notable for its repeated opening line, "I think it's so groovy now that people are finally getting together." 
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June 22, 1979: The Muppet Movie was released in the US.

The Muppet Movie poster
The soundtrack for The Muppet Movie won the Grammy Award for Best Children's Album in 1980 and was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, the Golden Globe for Best Original Song, and two Academy Awards; Best Adaptation Score for the overall album and Best Original Song for "Rainbow Connection." 
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Rebel Rebel
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