Monday, January 9, 2023

Music History Today: January 9, 2023

January 9, 1967: David Matthews was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.

A self-taught musician, Dave Matthews assembled a band and put together a demo tape in 1990.

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The Dave Matthews Band developed a devoted following through college tours and grassroots marketing. In 1994, they released their major label debut, Under the Table and Dreaming, which went to Number 11 on the Billboard 200. The DMB followed with a string of chart-topping albums. 
Read more: Biography
January 9, 1955: Rosemary Clooney topped the UK singles chart for the second time with "Mambo Italiano." The song was banned by all ABC-owned stations in the US because it "did not reach standards of good taste."

January 9, 1967: Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell was born in Santa Clara, California.
Smash Mouth was formed in San Jose, California. Before they signed a record deal, their demo track "Nervous in the Alley" got airplay on San Jose's KOME radio. After releasing a self-recorded debut album Fush Yu Mang, Harwell delivered it to a friend at KROQ radio in Los Angeles. Within hours, KROQ added "Walkin' on the Sun," and the song rocketed to Number 4 on that night's countdown. 
Read more: Songfacts

January 9, 1971: Diana Ross entered the top 40 section of Billboard's Hot 100, moving from Number 47 to 31 with "Remember Me." It would peak at 16.

Diana Ross Surrender album cover
Written and produced by Ashford & Simpson, "Remember Me" gave Diana Ross her third gold single in a year. Overseas, "Remember Me" reached Number 7 in the UK. 
Read more: Wikipedia

January 9,  2001: Shaggy ft. Rayvon released " Angel" from the album Hot Shot. It peaked at number one on the chart week of March 31, 2001, for one week.

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Dave Matthews Band

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