Saturday, October 22, 2022

Music History Today: October 22, 2022

October 22, 1988: Information Society topped out at Number 3 on the US music chart with "What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)."

The "Pure Energy" vocal in Information Society's hit comes from Leonard Nimoy's character Spock on the TV series Star Trek.

Information Society
Information Society

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In the 1967 Season 1 episode "Errand of Mercy," Spock and Captain Kirk visit the planet Organia, where their citizens have advanced beyond the need for physical bodies. When two of them vanish in front of them, Spock says, "Fascinating. Pure energy. Pure thought. Totally incorporeal. Not life as we know it at all." 
Read more: Songfacts 

October 22, 1966: The Supremes became the first female group to have a Number 1 album on the US chart when The Supremes a Go Go knocked The Beatles Revolver from the top of the charts.  

"You Can't Hurry Love" was the second single released from the The Supremes a Go Go LP.  It hit the top of the US charts, staring a second string of consecutive Number 1 American hits for the Supremes. At the end of 1964 and into 1965, they charted five consecutive #1s. In 1966, starting with "You Can't Hurry Love," they charted four more. 
Read more: Diana Ross Project

 

October 22, 1977: Shaun Cassidy peaked at Number 3 in the US with "That's Rock 'n' Roll."

Shaun Cassidy
Shaun Cassidy

"That's Rock 'n' Roll" was written and originally recorded by Eric Carmen in 1976. His version was released in some nations as the third single from his debut album, Eric Carmen. The single's limited release did not include the United States. 
Read more: Wikipedia

October 22, 1983: Culture Club entered highest on Billboard's Hot 100, at Number 54, with "Church of the Poison Mind."

"Church of the Poison Mind" was the lead single from Culture Club's second, and most successful, album Colour by Numbers.

Boy George
Boy George

The song reached Number 2 in the United Kingdom, being kept out of the top spot by David Bowie's "Let's Dance". In America, it was still climbing the charts when "Karma Chameleon" was released as a single. 
Read more: Wikipedia

October 22, 2002:  Foo Fighters released One by One their fourth studio album which includes the successful singles "All My Life" and "Times Like These." One by One won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2004.



What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)
Information Society


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