Monday, August 22, 2022

Music History Today: August 22, 2022

August 22, 1986: The movie Stand By Me was released in theaters. 

Movie poster Stand By Me
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The movie Stand By Me is based on a Stephen King novella called The Body. Director Rob Reiner decides to name it after the famous song by Ben E King to play up the friendship storyline and keep it from sounding like a slasher film.
August 22, 1964: The Supremes scored their first number-one single, "Where Did Our Love Go."
"Where Did Our Love Go" was written by the team of team of Holland, Dozier and Holland for The Marvelettes. They turned it down. 

The Supremes

Marvelettes lead singer Gladys Horton sang in a lower key than Diana Ross. Ross was forced to sing in a lower, breathier style. The track was the first of a five-straight chart-toppers run for The Supremes.  
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August 22, 1970: Bread went to Number 1 on the US singles chart with "Make It With You," the group's only Number 1 hit
"Make It With You" appeared on Bread's 1970 album, On the Waters. it was the group's first top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and their only single to reach Number 1. It reached 5 on the UK Singles Chart. 
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August 22, 1979:  In Through the Out Door was released in the US, Led Zeppelin's last album while all four members were alive. "Fool in the Rain" was released as a single in the US.

August 22, 1992: Arrested Development is blasting up the US music charts, from Number 82 to 47, with "People Everyday." This is a variation of the song "Everyday People" by Sly & The Family Stone.

Stand By Me
Ben E. King

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