Friday, September 9, 2022

Music History Today: September 10, 2022

September 10, 1983: Original Star Search series, hosted by Ed McMahon, debuted. Oklahoma-born Sam Harris won the Grand Championship.

Original Star Search series
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September 10, 1966: Eddie Floyd's original version of "Knock on Wood" entered Billboard's Hot 100.
"Knock on Wood" was Eddie Floyd's biggest hit. He wrote the song with Stax Records guitarist Steve Cropper in the Lorraine Motel, which is where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. 
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September 10, 1977: Linda Ronstadt enters Billboard's Hot 100 with a cover of Roy Orbison's "Blue Bayou."

Linda Ronstadt 1977

September 10, 1982: The Weather Girls released "It's Raining Men."
The Weather Girls honed their singing in church, and developed remarkably powerful voices.

The Weather Girls "It's Raining Men."

They were overweight, but that didn't deter the singer/producer Sylvester, who hired them to sing on his recordings, including the 1978 hit "Dance (Disco Heat)." 
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September 10, 2005: Nickelback enters Billboard's Hot 100 with "Photograph." 
"Photograph" by Nickelback is about reviewing the memories - missed and forgotten - from the band's childhood in Hanna, Alberta. The lyrics are a chronicle of real events and personal landmarks lead singer Chad Kroeger recalled as he wrote it. 
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Grand Championship
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