Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Music History Today: September 6, 2022

September 6, 1997: Elton John recorded a new version of "Candle In The Wind" just hours after performing it at Princess Diana's funeral. 

Elton John at Princess Diana's funeral
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September 6, 1967: Engelbert Humperdinck had his second and final UK Number 1 single with "The Last Waltz."

Engelbert Humperdinck had huge number ones with singles "Release Me" and "The Last Waltz" in 1967, selling over a million copies of each.

Engelbert Humperdinck
Engelbert Humperdinck

During the 1970s, Engelbert had North American success with "After the Lovin'' and "This Moment in Time," and has been described as "one of the finest middle-of-the-road balladeers around. 
Read more: Smooth Radio


September 6, 1969: Macy Gray was born in Canton, Ohio.

Macy Gray parlayed an utterly unique voice and an outlandish sense of style into pop stardom at the turn of the millennium.

Macy Gray
Macy Gray

After an accidental entry into the music industry, she reached the mainstream in grand style with "I Try," a Top Five pop hit in 1999. 
Read more: Allmusic


September 6, 1982: Culture Club's "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" is released.

This was Culture Club's first single released in the United States.

Culture Club

It was a huge and unlikely hit for the British band, who embarked on an American tour in 1983 to gain traction in that country. The song crossed over to Adult Contemporary radio, where most listeners had no idea the lead singer dressed like a girl. 
Read more: Songfacts

September 6, 1989: Lenny Kravitz released the Let Love Rule album.

Musician Lenny Kravitz's first album, Let Love Rule, was released in 1989. In 1998, his album Five won him his first Grammy Award. In 2004, his album Baptism expressed his renewed enthusiasm for making music. 
Read more: Biography


Candle In The Wind 1997
Elton John

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