Sunday, September 11, 2022

Music History Today: September 11, 2022

September 11, 1995: Janet Jackson's "Runaway" made history by becoming the first single by a woman to make its debut in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100.

Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
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September 11, 1967: Crooner Harry Connick, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
By the age of 22, Harry Connick, Jr. was a jazz pianist and singer. Director Rob Reiner asked him to provide a soundtrack for his romantic comedy, When Harry Met Sally..., starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal. 

Harry Connick, Jr
Harry Connick, Jr

The soundtrack consisted of several standards, including "It Had to Be You", "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore". Connick won his first Grammy Award for Best Jazz Male Vocal Performance for his work on the record. 
Read more: Wikipedia
September 11, 1971: The animated Jackson Five series premiered on ABC-TV in the US.

September 11, 1987: Peter Gabriel cleaned up at this year's MTV Awards, winning best video, best male video, best concept video, best special effects, and five other awards for the track "Sledgehammer."

September 11, 1993: The Gin Blossoms had their first song in the top 40 section of Billboard with "Hey Jealousy." 
When it was first released in 1992. "Hey Jealousy" flopped. Then A&M Records commissioned a video for the song. Three different videos were shot before the label approved one and submitted it to MTV, which made it a "Buzz Bin" item. A&M re-released in 1993 and, with help from the video, gave the band their first hit. 
Read more: Songfacts

Janet Jackson

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