Monday, August 15, 2022

Music History Today: August 15, 2022

August 15, 1991: Nirvana play a concert at The Roxy Theater in Los Angeles, where they invite fans to attend the shoot for their first video, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" two days later.

Nirvana 1991
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August 15, 1964: Dean Martin's "Everybody Loves Somebody" knocks The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" from the number 1 spot on the Hot 100. 

According to Martin's daughter, when her father's "Everybody Loves Somebody" knocked the Beatles out of first place Dino sent a telegram to Elvis Presley that read, "If you can't handle the Beatles, I'll do it for you, pally." 
Read more: Songfacts


August 15, 1970: Elton John made his first appearance on the US music chart when "Border Song" debuted there at Number 93.

Also known as "Holy Moses," "Border Song" was written by the fledgling team of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. It spent one week on the Hot 100, reaching #92 in August 1970. For the next 25 years, Elton had a song on the chart every year, starting with with his next single, "Your Song." 
Read more: Songfacts

August 15, 1981: The Beach Boys reached the Top 40 with their previous hits in "The Beach Boys Medley."

August 15, 1987: Fleetwood Mac topped out just in the Top 20, at Number 19, with "Seven Wonders."

In "Seven Wonders" by Fleetwood Mac, the singer remembers a love affair from her past. She sings that even if she should live to see the Seven Wonders of the World, doing so would not compare to the beauty of that romance. 
Read more: Wikipedia

Smells Like Teen Spirit

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