Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Music History Today: August 10, 2022

August 10, 1998: Simply Red released a cover of the Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe." On the Eurochart Hot 100, it reached number 35.

Mick Hucknall of Simply Red
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August 10, 1947: Ian Anderson, best known for his work as the lead vocalist, flutist, and acoustic guitarist of the British rock band Jethro Tull, was born in Fife, Scotland.
Jethro Tull were a unique phenomenon in popular music history. Their mix of hard rock, folk melodies, blues licks, surreal, impossibly dense lyrics, and overall profundity defied easy analysis. Of their contemporaries, only Yes could claim a similar degree of success. 
Read more: Allmusic


August 10, 1963: "Hey, Girl" by Freddie Scott broke into the Top 40 section of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart.

Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, "Hey, Girl" was meant for Chuck Jackson. When he didn't make the session, Scott recorded it instead. The track became Jackeson's biggest pop hit.  
Read more: Songfacts


August 10, 1985: Canadian singer and guitarist Bryan Adams scored his first US Number 1 album with "Reckless."

Reckless is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams.

Reckless  album by Bryan Adams 

Six singles were released from the album and all of them made the top 15 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Only by Michael Jackson's Thriller and Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA matched this feat.  
Read more: Wikipedia

August 10, 1993: The Dave Matthews Band played at The Flood Zone in Richmond, Virginia. The gig was recorded with some of the tracks ending up on the band's first album, Remember Two Things. 

The Air That I Breathe
Simply Red

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