Friday, January 27, 2023

Music History Today: January 28, 2023

January 28, 1985: More than 40 artists recorded the song "We Are the World." The proceeds went toward worldwide hunger prevention.

We Are the World singers
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January 28, 1967: Buffalo Springfield entered the US music chart at Number 90 with "For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound)."
Written by Buffalo Springfield guitarist Stephen Stills, "For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound)" was not about anti-war gatherings but youth gatherings protesting anti-loitering laws and the closing of the West Hollywood nightclub Pandora's Box.  
Read more: Songfacts

January 28, 1978: One of music's most celebrated albums, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, went to Number 1 in the UK.
Upon its release in 1977, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours became the fastest-selling LP of all time.

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours LP photoshoot

The record opens with "Second Hand News." inspired by the redemption Lindsay Buckingham was finding in new women, post-Stevie. It was the album's first single and perhaps the most euphoric ode to rebound chicks ever written. 
Read more: Pitchfork

January 28, 1984: Huey Lewis & The News moved into the top 40 section of Billboard with "I Want a New Drug." It would peak at Number 6.
"I Want a New Drug" was one of five hit songs from Huey Lewis & The News' Sports album. It was one of just five #1 LPs in 1984, claiming a week in a year dominated by Thriller, Born in the U.S.A., Purple Rain, and the Footloose soundtrack. "I Want a New Drug" was the second single, peaking at Number 6. 
Read more: Wikipedia


January 28, 1996: Diana Ross performed at Tempe, Arizona's Superbowl XXX halftime show.

We Are the World

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