Thursday, October 20, 2022

Music History Today: October 21, 2022

October 21, 2006: Evanescence debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart with their second album, Open Door. "Call Me When You're Sober" was released digitally as the album's lead single and peaked on Billboard at Number 10.

Evanescence album cover Open Door

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October 21, 1958: Buddy Holly recorded his last studio session with "True Love Ways," "Moondreams," "It Doesn't Matter Anymore," and "Raining in My Heart."

Buddy Holly

October 21, 1967: Scottish singer Lulu started a five-week run at Number 1 on the US singles chart with the theme from the film To Sir With Love.

To Sir With Love film poster

October 21, 1972: Curtis Mayfield started a four-week run at Number 1 on the US album chart with the soundtrack to Superfly.

Super Fly was released as the soundtrack for the Blaxploitation film of the same name.

Superfly 1972 movie poster

Considered a classic of 1970s soul and funk music, the album bolstered by two million-selling singles, "Freddie's Dead" and the title track. Super Fly is one of the few soundtracks to out-gross the film it accompanied. 
Read more: Wikipedia

October 21, 1989: The Cure landed at Number 2 on the US music chart with "Lovesong." 

Cure lead singer Robert Smith wrote "Lovesong" as a wedding present for his fiancĂ©e, Mary Poole, shortly before they got married in 1988. Smith has remained steadfast in his devotion to Mary, whom he met at school when he was 14. He credits her with saving his life by pulling him out of the abyss when he went through some self-destructive periods. 
Read more: Songfacts


Call Me When You're Sober 

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