Saturday, October 15, 2022

Music History Today: October 16, 2022

October 16, 1982: RCA Records released Daryl Hall & John Oates' LP "H2O." 
By the time the Hall & Oates’s eleventh studio album H20 was released they already had numerous hits. “Sara Smile” and “Rich Girl” put them on the map in the mid ‘70s.

Daryl Hall & John Oates
Hall & Oates
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When H20 dropped in 1982, they were hot as skillet grease. The album had one of their biggest hits, “Maneater,” which stayed at #1 on the Billboard 100 chart for a record-breaking four weeks.  
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October 16, 1951: Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads recorded "Cry" in New York City. 
Johnnie Ray was one of the transition singers between the crooners and the rockers and "Cry" was a major success.

Johnnie Ray
Johnnie Ray

Following up on that hit single, Ray had a Number 4 United States hit with a cover of the 1930 standard "Walkin' My Baby Back Home." 
Read more: IMDB

October 16, 1968: Three Dog Night's self-titled debut album was released.
The third single released from Three Dog Night first album announced their arrival.

Three Dog Night's self-titled debut

“One,” written by Harry Nilsson, had been released by singer-songwriter himself in late 1967. But the TDN version raced into the US charts and climbed to Number 5 on Billboard's chart. 
Read more: U Discover Music

October 16, 1977: John Mayer was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
In 2001, John Mayer released the album Room for Squares, and two years later he debuted Heavier Things.

John Mayer
John Mayer

Both efforts were commercially successful, multi-platinum albums that spawned several hits, including Grammy-winning songs like "Your Body Is a Wonderland" and "Daughters." 
Read more: Biography

October 16, 1999: Foo Fighters' "Learn to Fly" enters Billboard's Hot 100. 
"Learn to Fly"  was Foo Fighter's first song to enter the Billboard Hot 100. The music video won Best Short Form Video award at the 43rd Grammy Awards in 2001. 
Read more: Wikipedia

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