Monday, September 12, 2022

Music History Today: September 12, 2022

September 12, 1998: Lauryn Hill's solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill debuts at Number 1 in the US.
Though the Fugees had been wildly successful, and Lauryn Hill widely recognized as a key to their popularity, few were prepared for her stunning debut. 

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
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The social heart of the group and its most talented performer, she tailored The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill not as a crossover record but as a collection of overtly personal and political statements; nevertheless, it rocketed to the top of the album charts.  
Read more: Allmusic
September 12, 1966: The Monkees television show premieres on NBC. 

September 12, 1980: Bob Marley and the Wailers released "Three Little Birds" from the album Exodus.
"Three Little Birds" famous for its reassuring refrain, "Don't worry 'bout a thing, 'cause every little thing is gonna be alright."

Bob Marley poster

Marley says he received the message from birds that frequented his porch stoop in Kingston, Jamaica. 
Read more: Songfacts

September 12, 1989: Aerosmith released 'Pump' their tenth studio album, which featured the hit singles: "Love In An Elevator," "The Other Side," and "Janie's Got a Gun." 

Aerosmith "Pump" album cover

September 12, 1992: INXS entered the top 40 section of Billboard's Hot 100 with "Not Enough Time."

"Not Enough Time" was written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence: the music in Sydney and the lyrics in Paris, France. The lyrics to the song were originally intended for another composition from Welcome To Wherever You Are, which later became the album's opening song 'Questions'. 
Read more: Wikipedia

Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Lauryn Hill

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