Sunday, October 2, 2022

Music History Today: October 3, 2022

October 3, 1975: India.Arie was born in Denver, Colorado. 
India Arie is more likely to cite Bill Withers and Roberta Flack than any given artist playlisted by urban contemporary radio stations. 

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Arie released her Acoustic Soul album in 2001. It earned nominations in seven Grammy categories, including all of the big four: Record, Song, and Album of the Year, and Best New Artist. 
Read more: Allmusic
October 3, 1934:  "Miss Otis Regrets," composed by Cole Porter, is first performed at London's Savoy Theatre. Bette Midler performed the song for the final Johnny Carson Tonight Show.

October 3, 1966: The Zombies release "She's Not There" in the US.
The Zombies recorded "She's Not There" in one take after they won a talent contest at their college called the Herts Beat competition. The prize was a recording session. The track tells the story of an alluring woman who won't be tied down to one man. 
Read more: Songfacts
October 3,  1987: Aerosmith's comeback single, "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)," entered Billboard's Hot 100 single's chart. 

Aerosmith "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)"
Released as the first single from Permanent Vaction (1987), “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” began Aerosmith‘s late-’80s comeback. The song went on to find chart-topping success and generated a newfound love for the rock outfit. 
Read more: American Songwriter

October 3, 1988: Enya released the single "Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)."
Enya sailed into the culture’s consciousness when “Orinoco Flow” first crested British airwaves. It was the lead single off her proper debut album, Watermark, which dropped a few weeks earlier. The song became a Number 1 hit in the U.K. and charted at Number 17 in the U.S. 
Read more: The Ringer


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