Saturday, November 26, 2022

Music History Today: November 27, 2022

November 27, 1998: David Gray released the album, White Ladder.

David Gray's White Ladder is an album of such depth and quality that one would be hard-pressed to ignore his talent.

David Gray album White Ladder

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Each song is strong and superbly crafted, both in terms of arrangement and delivery. The standouts, "Please Forgive Me" and "This Year's Love," are touching and likely to bring a tear to the eye of the listener. 
Read more: Allmusic

November 27, 1942: Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington.

Jimi Hendrix was was left-handed, but instead of using a left-handed guitar, he played a right-handed guitar upside-down. 

Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix

From 1963-1966, Hendrix played what was known as the "Chitlin Circuit;" a tour with black artists playing to mostly black audiences. At the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, he came on after The Who. Pete Townshend smashed his guitar and threw it into the audience. Hendrix set his on fire. 
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November 27, 1965: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass' "A Taste of Honey" peaked at Number 7 on Billboard's Hot 100. 

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass recorded the most popular instrumental version of "A Taste of Honey" on their 1965 album, Whipped Cream & Other Delights. This recording spent five weeks at number one on the easy listening chart and won four Awards, including Record of the Year Grammy. 
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November 27 1982: Lionel Richie, who had already topped the Hot 100 with his group Commodores ("Three Times A Lady," "Still") and with Diana Ross ("Endless Love"), reached the top spot on his own with "Truly."

November 27, 1999: Smash Mouth moved into Billboard's top 40 section of the Hot 100, from Number 46 to 27, with "Then the Morning Comes."

"Then the Morning Comes" was Smash Mouth's follow-up single to "All Star," which was a hit in the summer of 1999. "Then The Morning Comes" was released in the fall and made a slow climb up the chart, peaking at #11 in January 2000. 

Read more: Songfacts

This Years Love
David Gray

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