Saturday, October 29, 2022

Music History Today: October 30, 2022

October 30, 1999: Santana's Supernatural album goes to Number 1 in America, giving the group their first chart-topping album in 28 years.

Santana's Supernatural album won nine Grammy Awards, breaking the record held by Michael Jackson's Thriller for the most honored album.

Santana's Supernatural album
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"Put Your Lights On" featuring Everlast peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 and won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with 
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October 30, 1968: Marvin Gaye released "I Heard It Through The Grapevine."

Barrett Strong wrote "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" when he heard lots of people using the phrase "I heard it through the grapevine." Said Strong, "Nobody wrote a song about it, so I sat at a piano and came up with the bass line." He took it to Norman Whitfield, who helped complete it. 
Read more: Songfacts

October 30, 1970: Elton John released his third studio album Tumbleweed Connection. 

Tumbleweed Connection by Elton John is a loose concept record about the American West, the music draws from country and blues in equal measures, ranging from the bluesy choruses of "Ballad of a Well-Known Gun" to the gospel-inflected "Burn Down the Mission."  
Read more: Allmusic

October 30, 1987: George Michael releases his first solo album, Faith.

George Michae album, Faith

George Michael's Faith spawned four number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100: "Faith," "Father Figure," "One More Try," and "Monkey." It won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. 
Read more: Wikipedia


October 30, 1995: Oasis released the first single in the US, "Wonderwall."

Thanks in large part to the single "Wonderwall," its parent album, (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, became the second-best selling album in British history, behind Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles. 
Read more: Insider


Put Your Lights On
Santana featuring Everlast

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