Saturday, November 19, 2022

Music History Today: November 20, 2022

November 20, 2001: Pink releases her breakthrough second album, M!ssundaztood, which includes the hits "Get The Party Started" and "Family Portrait."

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November 20, 1947: Joe Walsh was born in Wichita, Kansas.

Joe Walsh
Joe Walsh

From his early hits with the James Gang through to his tenure with the Eagles, as well as a successful solo career, Joe Walsh remained one of the most colorful characters in rock & roll. The soundtrack to the film Urban Cowboy generated Walsh's solo smash, "All Night Long," which cracked the Top 20 in the summer of 1980. 
Read more: Allmusic 

 

November 20, 1971: Ten Years After had a Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hit when "I'd Love to Change the World" peaked at Number 40.

"I'd Love to Change the World" was written by guitarist Alvin Lee, who was the centerpiece of the group. Hailed as one of the best and most expressive guitar performances of Lee’s career, ‘I’d Love To Change The World’ had a note of despair wrapped in hope. The song’s narrator sees the world on a collision course with disaster, yet doesn’t know where to begin to help. 
Read more: Society of Rock

November 20, 1993: "Found Out About You" by the Gin Blossoms entered Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

Written by guitarist Doug Hopkins, "Found Out About You" is based on a compilation of episodes with several of his girlfriends.

Gin Blossoms
Gin Blossoms

In the fall of 1993, it was all over the radio. By this time, Hopkins was out of his band and in a downward spiral; he killed himself on December 5, 1993. 
Read more: Songfacts

November 20, 2010: The second week on Billboard's Hot 100, Rihanna blasted from Number 60 to Number 1 with "What's My Name?."

"What's My Name?" was the second single from Rihanna's fifth studio album, Loud. The song was written by Ester Dean, whose previous credits include Usher's "Hot Toddy," Katy Perry's "Firework" and Christina Aguilera's "Not Myself Tonight." Dean also had a hit under own name with "Drop it Low." 
Read more: Songfacts

 

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