Monday, November 7, 2022

Music History Today: November 8, 2022

November 8, 2002: The film "8 Mile," a look at Eminem's early days as a struggling rapper in Detroit, opened in theaters.
Eminem features on five tracks from 8 Miles, including his first number 1 US single "Lose Yourself."
8 Mile movie poster Eminem
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The soundtrack album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums Chart that year and finished the year as the fifth-best-selling album of 2002 despite being on the market for only two months. 
Read more: Wikipedia
November 8, 1949: Blues singer songwriter Bonnie Raitt was born in Burbank, California.
Debuting in 1971 with an eponymously titled effort, Bonnie Raitt immediately emerged as a critical favorite, applauded not only for her soulful vocals and thoughtful song selection but also for her guitar prowess, turning heads as one of the few women to play bottleneck. 
Read more: Allmusic 

November 8, 1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival entered the top 40 section of Billboard's Hot 100 with "Fortunate Son."  

"Fortunate Son" is an anti-establishment song of defiance and blue-collar pride, both anti-Washington and against the Vietnam War. John Fogerty and Doug Clifford both enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1966 and were discharged in 1968. 
Read more: Songfacts


November 8, 1971: Led Zeppelin released their fourth album, Led Zeppelin IV; the one with "Stairway to Heaven."

Led Zeppelin IV album cover art

November 8, 1998: Robbie Williams scored his second UK Number 1 album with I've Been Expecting You, which featured his UK Number 1 hit "Millennium."

"Millennium" was written for the Millennium (year 2000), which was two years away at that time.

Robbie Williams album  I've Been Expecting You

It was brilliant forethought to create an anthem surrounding the event, and the big chorus with "stars directing our fate" made it the most popular song about the new millennium. 
Read more: Songfacts

Lose Yourself

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