Monday, August 29, 2022

Music History Today: August 30, 2022

August 30, 1975: Rod Stewart had his fifth UK Number 1 album when Atlantic Crossing started a five-week run at the top of the charts.
The Atlantic Crossing LP title indicated Stewart's new commercial and artistic direction. 

Rod Stewart LP  Atlantic Crossing
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It referred to both his crossing over to Warner Brothers and his departure from the UKL to escape the 83 per cent top rate of income tax. 
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August 30, 1949:  Hank Williams went into Herzog Studio in Cincinnati to record "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." 
"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry."was inspired by Hank William's tumultuous relationship with his first wife, Audrey.  Williams wrote this as a spoken-word piece that he planned to record as his alter-ego, "Luke the Drifter" He thought it to genteel to put to music, but his friends and fellow musicians convinced him otherwise. 
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August 30, 1965: Bob Dylan's album Highway 61 Revisited was released.

Bob Dylan's album Highway 61 Revisited

Considered by many Bob Dylan's 'magnum opus,' Highway 61 Revisited shuffles through nine songs that range from reflective folk-rock ("Desolation Row") and blues ("It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry") to flat-out garage rock ("Tombstone Blues," "From a Buick 6," "Highway 61 Revisited"). 
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August 30, 1969: Santana release their self-titled debut album, with standout tracks "Evil Ways" and "Soul Sacrifice."

August 30, 1986: The Eurythmics moved into the to US 40, from 45 to 34, with "Missionary Man."
The lyrics for "Missionary Man" came from a poem that Annie Lennox had written. Musically, her bandmate Dave Stewart wanted to create a song that would play well in an arena setting. He was inspired by the concert films Under A Blood Red Sky by U2 and Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads. 
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Rod Stewart

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