Thursday, July 28, 2022

Music History Today: July 29, 2022

July 29, 1982: Boys Town Gang, a post-disco and hi-NRG band from San Francisco, released a dance cover of Franki Valli's "Can't Take My Eyes Off You."

Boys Town Gang
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July 29, 1967: The Beatles were burning up Billboard's Hot 100, blasting from Number 71 to 29, with "All You Need Is Love."
The Beatles performed "All You Need Is Love" June 25, 1967, as the representatives of the United Kingdom on the Our World TV show . “It was the first worldwide satellite broadcast ever,” Ringo Starr said years later. “It’s a standard thing that people do now, but then, when we did it, it was a first. That was exciting – we were doing a lot of firsts.” 
Read more: Rolling Stone

July  29, 1972: Gary Glitter had a power hit with "Rock 'n Roll (Part 2)" moving from Number 84 to 50. 
"Rock And Roll Part 2" by Gary Glitter is probably the greatest example of "glam rock," which was characterized by male lead singers dressed in outrageous, usually feminine clothes singing anthemic songs with massive drums. Glitter, by his own admission, wasn't very good at music.  
Read more: Songfacts

July  29, 1978: Jefferson Starship barely missed another US Top 10 hit when "Runaway" peaked at Number 12. 
When Jefferson Airplane became Jefferson Starship, they left behind full-throttle, psychedelic rock and roll and swapped it for more thoughtful, soft pop ballads. "Runaway," which was on their 1978 Earth album, showcased lead singer Marty Balin's plaintive vocals, with soul-piercing lyrics and a memorable melody anchoring. 
Read more: Music To

July 29, 2000: NSYNC topped the US music chart with "It's Gonna Be Me." 
"It's Gonna Be Me" by NSYNC was released as the second single from their second album No Strings Attached.

NSYNC
NSYNC

The pop music track was inspired by Joe Jackson's "Steppin' Out" and Rupert Holmes' "Him," while the lyrics are about a man attempting to persuade a woman to start a new relationship together as she recovers from a previous breakup. 
Read more: Wikipedia

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