Thursday, June 9, 2022

Music History Today: June 10, 2022

June 10, 1967: "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)" by Scott McKenzie made a big move, from 55 to 32, into the American Top 40.

"San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" by Scott McKenzie was produced and released in May 1967 by Phillips and Lou Adler to promote their Monterey International Pop Music Festival held in June of that year.

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It's been called "the unofficial anthem of the counterculture movement of the 1960s, including the Hippie, Anti-Vietnam War and Flower power movements." The song has also been widely regarded as a defining song of the Summer of Love. 

Read more: Wikipedia

June 10, 1978: Eruption had an American Top 40 hit when "I Can't Stand the Rain" moved from Number 42 to 40.

"I Can't Stand the Rain" is a song originally recorded by Ann Peebles in 1973, and written by Peebles, Don Bryant, and Bernard "Bernie" Miller. Other hit versions were later recorded by Eruption, Tina Turner and Lowell George. 
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June 10, 1989: "Where Are You Now?" by Synch peaked at Number 10 in the US.

Jimmy Harnen, a singer/songwriter, was the drummer for a local band named Synch. In 1985, They recorded some songs, with Harnen singing on “Where Are You Now?”. Release as a single, the tune got local airplay, and scored a record deal with Columbia Records. 
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June 10, 1995: Real McCoys' cover of Redbone's "Come and Get Your Love" debuted at Number 46 on the US music chart. 

June 10, 1997: Matchbox Twenty released the single "Push" from their album Yourself or Someone Like You.

"Push" was released as the second single from their debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You (1996).

Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty
Rob Thomas

 It topped the US Modern Rock Tracks chart and became one of the band's most successful singles. It was controversial for its lyrics, with many critics accusing the band of glorifying domestic violence. 

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"San Francisco (Be Sure To
Wear Flowers In Your Hair)"
Scott McKenzie

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