Sunday, July 24, 2022

Music History Today: July 25, 2022

July 25, 1980: AC/DC released the album Back In Black. 
Back in Black is not only the best of AC/DC’s six American albums, it’s the apex of heavy-metal art.

AC/DC album Back In Black
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It's the first LP since Led Zeppelin II that captures all the blood, sweat and arrogance of the genre. In other words, Back in Black kicks like a mutha. 
Read more: Rolling Stone
July 25, 1965: Bob Dylan, backed by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, shocked the audience at the Newport Folk Festival with his new electric sound. 

July 25, 1970: Freda Payne ends up at Number 3 on the US music chart with "Band Of Gold."
The song Band of Gold touched on an unusually adult theme for its time. It’s about a recently wed woman, already separated from her husband, due to their honeymoon going awry. They ended up sleeping in separate rooms, with her hoping he would return and try to make love to her once more. 
Read more: Every UK Number 1

July 25, 1987: The Grateful Dead has their first and only hit when "Touch Of Grey" starts climbing Billboard's Hot 100.

July 25, 2009: Michael Jackson's "Gone Too Soon" entered Billboard's Digital Song Sales chart.
"Gone Too Soon" by Michael Jackson was dedicated to Ryan White. The American teenager became a national poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States after being expelled from school because of his infection. Jackson befriended Ryan prior to his death. 
Read more: Songfacts


Back In Black

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