Thursday, September 1, 2022

Music History Today: September 2, 2022

September 2, 1995: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland. Opening ceremony performances were provided by Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Kinks, John Mellencamp, and Bruce Springsteen, among others.

September 2, 1995: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame poster
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September 2, 1967: Peter, Paul, and Mary entered Billboard's Top 40 section with "I Dig Rock & Roll Music." 
The lyrics for "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" reference contemporary rock artists including the Mamas & the Papas, Donovan, and the Beatles. The song parodies and satirizes the vocal style of the Mamas & the Papas in the first verse, Donovan in the second verse and the Beatles in the third verse. 
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September 2, 1972: The Hollies peaked at Number 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 with "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)."
“Long Cool Woman” delivered a much-needed hit. It was the band's highest charting hit in America, ahead of such favorites as “Bus Stop” (#5), “Stop Stop Stop” (#7), and “Carrie Anne” (#9). It failed to click in the U.K., though, peaking there at just #32. 
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September 2, 1978: Boston's second album, Don't Look Back, debuted on Billboard's US album chart at Number 10.
The follow up to their amazingly successful debut album, "Don't Look Back" picks up where the last album left off.

Boston's second album, Don't Look Back

With the glossy arena rock sound and radio friendly tracks, "Don't Look Back" was sure to be a great follow up as well as another classic 70's album. 
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September 2, 1993: Stone Temple Pilots win Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards for "Plush."

Bruce Springsteen & Jerry Lee Lewis
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opening

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