Thursday, January 12, 2023

Music History Today: January 13, 2023

January 13, 1968: Johnny Cash performed at Folsom State Prison in California. In May 1968, parts of the two shows were released as the album At Folsom Prison.

Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison album cover
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January 13, 1973: Carly Simon's album No Secrets, featuring the hit single "You're So Vain," hit Number 1 in America.
Carly Simon's best album, No Secrets, was also her commercial breakthrough, topping the charts and going gold, along with its leadoff single, "You're So Vain."

Carly Simon's album No Secrets

That song set the album's saucy tone, with its air of sexually frank autobiography and its reflections on the jet-set lifestyle. "The Right Thing to Do," another Top Ten hit, was the celebration of her relationship with James Taylor. 
Read more: Allmusic

January 13, 1979: American soul and gospel singer-songwriter Donny Hathaway took his own life at 33.
Donny Hathaway was one of the brightest new voices in soul music at the dawn of the '70s, possessed of a smooth, gospel-inflected romantic croon that was also at home on fiery protest material.

Donny Hathaway
Donny Hathaway

On January 13, 1979, he was found dead on the sidewalk below the 15th-floor window of his room in New York's Essex House. The glass had been neatly removed from the window, and there were no signs of struggle. 
Read more: Allmusic

January 13, 1996: The Tony Rich Project entered the top 40 section of Billboard with his debut single "Nobody Knows."
"Nobody Knows" by the Tony Rich Project peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts. Rich received a nomination for the 1997 Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. 
Read more: Wikipedia 

January 13, 2016: Ed Sheeran's new singles "Shape of You" and "Castle On The Hill" entered the UK singles chart at Number 1 and 2, respectively.

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran

Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash

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