Saturday, August 13, 2022

Music History Today: August 13, 2022

August 13, 1994: "I'll Stand by You" by The Pretenders entered the US music chart.
"I'll Stand by You" by The Pretenders was the second single from their album Last of the Independents.

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It reached number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 21 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and number 10 in the United Kingdom. 
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August 13, 1961: At Number 71, Roy Orbison entered Billboard with "Candy Man." 
August 13, 1961: At Number 71, Roy Orbison and his band, The Candymen, entered Billboard with "Candy Man." The instrumentation was two guitars, two harmonicas, a bass guitar, a set of drums, backing vocals (female) and Roy's lead vocals. Fred Neil and Beverly "Ruby" Ross wrote this song specifically for Orbison. 
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August 13, 1966: Donovan's "Sunshine Superman" made a big move into the top 40 on Billboard's single's chart, from Number 61 to 20.
John Paul Jones played bass and the then session musician Jimmy Page provided lead guitar on "Sunshine Superman". Donovan was good friends with The Beatles at the time. His producer, Mickie Most, told him not to play the Sunshine Superman album to Paul McCartney, because he knew McCartney would do something similar. 
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August 13, 1988: Their third week on Billboard's 100, Cheap Trick powered up from Number 67 to 48, with a cover of Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel."  


August 13, 1994: The Four Seasons remixed, renamed, and re-entered the Billboard 100 with "December 1963 (Oh, What a Night.)" 


I'll Stand by You
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