Sunday, July 24, 2022

Music History Today: July 24, 2022

July 24, 1999: On the third day of the Woodstock '99, overpriced water, overflowing toilets and a Limp Bizkit performance of "Break Stuff" lead to riots.

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July 24, 1971: Al Green's "Tired Of Being Alone" entered Billboard's Hot 100.

"Tired Of Being Alone" was Al Green's breakthrough hit. Earlier, he'd been trying to fit into the mold of his influences, including Jackie Wilson, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, and Sam Cooke. Hi Records vice president Willie Mitchell convinced him to be true to his own voice instead. 
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July 24, 1976: The Steve Miller Band peaked at Number 11 in the US with "Take The Money And Run." 

"Take the Money and Run" is a song about two young (possibly teenage) bandits and the detective pursuing them. It was one of the many hit singles produced by the Steve Miller Band in the 1970s, featured on the 1976 album Fly Like an Eagle. 
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July 24, 1982: "Hold Me" by Fleetwood Mac topped out at Number 4 on the US music chart. 

July 24, 1982: "Hold Me" by Fleetwood Mac topped out at Number 4 on the US music chart. Singer/keyboard playing band member Christine McVie wrote this song with Robbie Patton, a singer who had a #26 US hit in 1981 with "Don't Give It Up." It song was inspired by Christine McVie's relationship with Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson. 
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July 24,  2003: Johnny Cash picked up six nominations in the MTV Video Music Awards for his remake of Nine Inch Nails' 'Hurt.' 

Break Stuff 
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