Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Music History Today: July 13, 2022

July 13, 1991: An unreal duet of "Unforgettable," featuring Natalie Cole and her deceased father, Nat King Cole, entered Billboard's Hot 100.

"Unforgettable" featuring Natalie Cole and Nat King Colr
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July 13, 1963: The third album by Peter, Paul and Mary, In the Wind, peaked at Number 2 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart. 

In the Wind by Peter, Paul and Mary was essential to boosting the profile of Bob Dylan. It included their huge hit cover of "Blowin' in the Wind" and their Top Ten version of "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right." 
Read more: Allmusic

July 13, 1966: Ike & Tina Turner's "River Deep - Mountain High," which peaked at Number 88 in America, climbs to Number 3 in the UK. 

It had been over a year since Phil Spector produced a hit record, and he went all out on "River Deep - Mountain High."

Tina Turner 1966
Tina Turner

When it flopped in America, he was shocked and very upset. He announced his retirement, went into seclusion and stopped working until 1970, when he returned to the studio to work on The Beatles Let It Be album. 
Read more: Songfacts


July 13, 1968: Vanilla Fudge's rock cover of The Supreme's "You Keep Me Hangin’ On" entered Billboard's Hot 100 at Number 68. It would peak at Number 6.

July 13, 1985: "Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits started its climb up the US Hot 100 chart. 
Dire Straits straddled the globe with their sophisticated rootsy guitar rock wedded to literate story-telling lyrics.

"Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits

The Straits’ sound defined the late 70s/early 80s with monster global hits such as “Sultans Of Swing”, “Romeo And Juliet”, “Money For Nothing” and “Walk Of Life.” 
Read more: U Discover Music

Natalie & Nat King Cole

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