Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Music History Today: September 14, 2022

September 14, 1984: The MTV Awards were held for the first time.

Madonna  Video Music Awards 1984
Madonna  VMAs 1984
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Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd co-hosted the first Video Music Awards. Madonna opened the show, performing her infamous rendition of “Like A Virgin,” beginning her long-lasting reputation as truly unpredictable. 
September 14, 1955: Little Richard entered a New Orleans recording studio to begin two days of recording. 
During a break from recording, Little Richard and his producer went to the Dew Drop Inn for lunch. Richard started playing the piano in the bar like crazy, singing a loud and lewd version of ‘Tutti Frutti.’ With only fifteen minutes left in the session, Richard recorded the song.

September 14, 1974: Stevie Wonder started a two-week run at Number 1 on the US album chart with Fulfillingness First Finale, his second US Number 1. 
After the righteous anger and occasional despair of the socially motivated Innervisions, Stevie Wonder returned with a relationship record: Fulfillingness' First Finale. The two big singles are "Boogie on Reggae Woman," with a deep electronic groove balancing organic congas and gospel piano, and "You Haven't Done Nothin'," an acidic dismissal of President Nixon and the Watergate controversy. 
Read more: Allmusic

September 14, 1993: Sixteen years after releasing Bat Out Of Hell, Meat Loaf issues the sequel, Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell.
Although Meat Loaf has made several albums since Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell is an explicit sequel to that milestone of '70s pop culture.

Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell

From the arrangements to the lengths of the tracks, everything on the album is overstated. Yet that's precisely the point of this album, and is also why it works so well. 
Read more: Allmusic

September 14, 2017: U2 and Elton John collaborated on a cover of “Bang a Gong (Get it On)” for Angel Headed Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex.

Video Music Awards 1984

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