Friday, November 18, 2022

Music History Today: November 19, 2022

November 19, 2013: People magazine names Adam Levine "Sexiest Man Alive," making him the first musician to earn the title in the feature's 28-year history.

November 19, 2013: People magazine cover
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November 19, 1964: The Supremes became the first all girl group to have a UK Number 1 single when "Baby Love" went to the top of the charts.
The group once dismissively referred to as the “no-hit Supremes" were on their way to becoming the hottest act in America in the summer of 1964. With “Where Did Our Love Go” just a week away from completing its climb to Number 1 in the US, and the need for a Supremes album becoming urgent, “Baby Love” was born.
Read more: U Discover Music

November 19, 1973: Emerson, Lake, & Palmer released their fourth studio album, Brain Salad Surgery, featuring the live showstopper "Karn Evil 9."

"Karn Evil" is a series of songs on the Brain Salad Surgery album which were conceived as one piece. "Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 1" runs 8:37 and closes the first side of the album. The second side begins with "Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 2," is by far the most famous part of the movement. This is what radio stations typically play, as it works as a self contained song and is a practical length for airplay. 
Read more: Songfacts

November 19, 1982: The Kinks released the single "Come Dancing."

Found on the 1983 album State Of Confusion, “Come Dancing” freely indulges in nostalgia, somewhat bittersweet but ultimately uplifting.

The Kinks single cover for Come Dancing

Yet the song was born from a tragic incident in the life of Ray Davies: the death of his older sister Rene of a heart attack at age 31 on the same day she gave Ray a memorable 13th birthday present. 
Read more: American Songwriter

November 19, 2014: Mark Ronson uploaded the video for "Uptown Funk" featuring Bruno Mars. To date, it's received over 4.7 Billion views.

Maroon 5

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