Sunday, October 9, 2022

Music History Today: October 10, 2022

October 10, 1987: Whitesnake had a Number hit in the US when "Here I Go Again" reached the top of the music chart.

Whitesnake first released “Here I Go Again” in 1982, on the album “Saints and Sinners.” 
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That early version didn’t crack the charts–so, five years later, the band re-recorded the song and included the new, more amped-up version on their album “Whitesnake.” 
Read more: History

October 10, 1958: Eddie Cochran recorded "C'mon Everybody."

"C'mon Everybody" was Eddie Cochran's biggest hit before his death. In 1960, he died in a car accident at age 21. In 1988, this became hit once again in the UK after it was used in a Levi's jeans commercial. 
Read more: Songfacts

October 10, 1966: The self-titled debut album from the Monkees was released about a month after the premiere of The Monkees TV show.

The Monkees self-titled, first album topped the Billboard 200 for 13 weeks, the first of four straight No. 1 LPs for the group.
The Monkees self-titled, first album
Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart wrote the album's No. 1 single, "Last Train to Clarksville." Boyce was inspired by the Beatles' "Paperback Writer"; he had misheard a lyric the end of that song as "take the last train." 
Read more: Ultimate Classic Rock


October 10, 1972: Jethro Tull released the single "Living in the Past" in the US. 

"Living in the Past" was Jethro Tull's highest-charting single on the US Billboard and UK Singles charts.

Jethro Tull album "Living in the Past" 

One of the most famous aspects of this song is its nonstandard time signature: It uses 5/4. Maybe the most famous example of this unusual time signature is "Take Five" by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. 
Read more: Songfacts

October 10, 1992: R.E.M. scored their second UK Number 1 album with Automatic For The People, featuring the singles "Drive," "Everybody Hurts," "Man On The Moon" and "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight."

Here I Go Again

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