Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Music History Today: November 10, 2022

November 10, 2008: Coldplay was the biggest-selling act of 2008 at the World Music Awards held in Monaco and won the Rock Act Of The Year award.

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November 10, 1967: The Moody Blues released "Nights In White Satin" from their Days of Future Passed album.

The Moody Blues recorded the album Days of Future Passed with The London Festival Orchestra, which never actually existed.

The Moody Blues Days of Future Passed album

It was the name given to the musicians put together to make the Days of Future Passed album.  The orchestral parts were performed separately and edited between and around the Moody Blues parts, so the orchestra did not actually accompany the group. 
Read more: Songfacts

November 10, 1973: Art Garfunkel peaked at Number 9 in the US with "All I Know."

"All I Know" was written by the Jimmy Webb, who also wrote such hits as "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" and "MacArthur Park."

The Art Garfunkel album 

Webb was smitten with the Welsh beauty Rosemarie Frankland, wrote a song about her and played for her in a romantic setting. Frankland declared it "silly." When Webb read that Simon & Garfunkel were splitting up he realized Garfunkel would need songs for his first solo album. Garfunkel loved it "All I Know."  
Read more: Songfacts

November 10, 1983: Billy Idol released his second album, Rebel Yell. Along with the title track, hits from the album include "Eyes Without A Face" and "Flesh for Fantasy."

Rebel Yell is a slick, carefully crafted follow-up to his Billy Idol's debut album.

Billy Idol album cover Rebel Yell

The LP was Billy Idol's catchiest, most consistent fusion of synth-driven new wave pop and hard rock guitar pyrotechnics. The eerie ballad "Eyes Without a Face" gave Idol his first U.S. Top Ten hit, while "Flesh for Fantasy" and the title track became MTV staples. 
Read more: Allmusic

November 10, 1990: Information Society entered the top 40 section of Billboard's Hot 100 with "Think."

"Think" by Information Society did well on MTV thanks to a futuristic video directed by Pete Hewitt. Thanks to their hit show Club MTV, the network was big on Information Society, and put them on tour with Paula Abdul, Milli Vanilli and Lisa Lisa. The group's freestyle sound soon fell out of fashion, and "Think" was their last imprint on the Hot 100. 
Read more: Songfacts


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