Saturday, October 29, 2022

Music History Today: October 29, 2022

October 29, 1988: The song entering highest on Billboard's Hot 100, at Number 60, is "Every Rose Has its Thorn" by Poison.
Poison lead singer Bret Michaels wrote "Every Rose Has its Thorn" in response to a failed love affair with his girlfriend, Tracy Lewis.
"Every Rose Has its Thorn" by Poison
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After playing at a bar in Dallas, Texas, Michaels called Lewis at her Los Angeles apartment and heard a man's voice in the background. The next day the disconsolate Michaels took his acoustic guitar with him to a Laundromat and wrote the song right there. 
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October 29, 1958: The Platters released "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes."
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" was written in 1933 for the musical Roberta, starring Bob Hope. Although The Platters recording has become the definitive version, recordings have been made by Artie Shaw, Harry Belafonte, Sarah Vaughan, and others. 
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October 29, 1966: The New Vaudeville Band entered the US music chart at Number 66 with "Winchester Cathedral."
The New Vaudeville Band was the creation of the British songwriter and record producer Geoff Stephens, who arranged this to sound like Rudy Vallee's vaudeville hits in the 1930s. The song became a surprise novelty hit. 
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October 29, 1971: Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle on a Macon, Georgia street and was thrown from the motorcycle. 

Duane Allman
Duane Allman

October 29, 1994: Sting has a new entry on the American charts with "When We Dance."
"When We Dance" was released from the he issued first compilation, Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984–1994. Along with "This Cowboy Song," it's on of two new tracks, which were both released as singles. "When We Dance" reached Number 9 in the UK and Ireland, Number 10 in Canada and broke into the US top 40 at Number 38. 
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Every Rose Has its Thorn

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