Monday, October 24, 2022

Music History Today: October 24, 2022

October 24, 1995: Marilyn Manson released the EP Smells Like Children with his cover of The Eurhythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)."

Marilyn Manson EP Smells Like Children
Marilyn Manson
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October 24, 1956: Guy Mitchell skyrocketed into Billboard's Top 40 section, from Number 72 to 19, with "Singing the Blues," as Marty Robbins entered the Hot 100 at Number 69 with the same song. 

October 24, 1966: Donovan released "Mellow Yellow."
"Mellow Yellow," by Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan,  reached Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Number 8 in the UK. The song was rumoured to be about smoking dried banana skins, which was believed to be a hallucinogenic drug in the 1960s. Country Joe McDonald started the banana peels' story about three weeks before "Mellow Yellow" was released as a single. 
Read more: Wikipedia

October 24, 1981: Debuting highest on Billboard's Hot 100, at Number 73, was "Leather and Lace" by Stevie Nicks and Don Henley
Written by Stevie Nicks, "Leather and Lace" was inspired by her past relationships, notably with Don Henley and Lindsey Buckingham.

Stevie Nicks Bella Donna

Nicks and Buckingham were a couple when they joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975; a year later they split and she started dating Henley. They were together for about two years, and remained close after their breakup. 
Read more: Songfacts

October 24, 1992: "End Of The Road" by Boyz II Men tied Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel"/"Hound Dog" as the longest-running Number 1 single when it reached its 11th week at the top. 

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Marilyn Manson

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