Sunday, August 28, 2022

Music History Today: August 28, 2022

August 28, 1988: Kylie Minogue set a new UK record when her self-titled debut album became the biggest selling LP by a female artist in Britain.

The production values on Kylie Minogue's debut LP are dated. The tunes are standard late-'80s Stock-Aitken-Waterman bubblegum. 

Kylie Minogue's debut LP
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Her cover of "The Loco-Motion" made only small waves in the U.S., but this was the album that launched her career as both pop star and icon in Europe. 
Read more: Allmusic

August 28, 1965: Mel Carter peaked at Number 8 in the US with "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me."

First recorded by Karen Chandler in 1952, "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" became Mel Carter's signature song.  The singer is in throes of a first real romance. Everyone tells the lovesick guy not to get carried away by his emotions but he ignores them, begging his girl with the title refrain. 
Read more: Songfacts

August 28, 1971: Joan Baez made a bold move into the top 40 section of Billboard, from Number 54 to 33, with a cover of The Bands' tune, "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."

August 28, 1976: Gordon Lightfoot's "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" entered Billboard's Hot 100 at Number 70. 

In the US, Gordon Lightfoot's "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" was held out of the Number 1 spot by Rod Stewart's "Tonight's The Night." Nominated for the Song of the Year Grammy, it was beaten by Barry Manilow's "I Write The Songs." 
Read more: Songfacts


August 28, 2005: Green Day cleaned up the MTV awards held in Miami winning seven awards including, Video of the Year for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and the Viewer's Choice Award. 

The Loco-Motion
Kylie Minogue

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