Sunday, September 25, 2022

Music History Today: September 26, 2022

September 26, 1975: The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened in theaters.

Meat Loaf got the role of Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show because he was the only actor who could get through the character’s signature number. Loaf explained; 

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“They come to me on the part of "Hot Patootie," and Richard O’Brien is here at these rehearsals… he said ‘on this song you’ll never be able to get all the words in. … I wrote it and I can’t sing all the words.’” 
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September 26, 1957: The Monotones recorded "Book Of Love."

The Monotones, a doo-wop act from Newark, New Jersey, considered "Book Of Love" a goof and had no plans to record it. But they got word a rival group was going to rip it off. After singing it for different record companies, they found a taker in Argo Records. 
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September 26, 1969: The Beatles released their Abbey Road album and its lead single, "Golden Slumbers" in the UK.

Abbey Road stands apart from the rest of the Beatles' catalog. Where Sgt. Pepper pioneered mind-bending aural techniques, Abbey Road seized the possibilities of the studio and, in doing so, pointed the way forward to the album rock era of the 1970s. 
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September 26, 1981: Carl Carlton moved into the top 40 section of Billboard's Hot 100 with "She's a Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked)."

"She's a Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked)" peaked at 22 on Billboard's Hot 100. It was a major R&B hit, earning Carlton a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male in 1982. 
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September 26, 1987: The Pet Shop Boys enter the US top 40 with "It's a Sin."

Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant was raised Catholic and his lyrics on this song reflect his unfavorable view of the church. This caused a lot of controversy, but got the group plenty of attention and helped make the song a huge hit in the UK, where it became their second #1, following "West End Girls." 
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