Friday, February 10, 2023

Music History Today: February 11, 2023

February 11, 2003: Michael Bublé released his self-titled album.

Michael Bublé covers the classics by vocal masters like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra for his self-titled album.

Michael Bublé self -titled album cover
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When he launches into a standard like "Come Fly With Me," the listener realizes this is someone who's creating his music from shades of the past. Bublé throws a fresh coat of paint on an old standard like "Fever."  
Read more: Allmusic

February 11, 1938: The Big Broadcast of 1938, starring Bob Hope and Shirley Ross, introduced the song "Thanks for the Memory." 

February 11, 1962: Sheryl Crow was born in Kennett, Missouri.

Sheryl Crow rose to prominence in the 1990s with a series of hit songs, including "All I Wanna Do," "If It Makes You Happy," and "Everyday is a Winding Road."

Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow

Throughout her career, Crow has released many critically acclaimed albums and has won nine Grammy Awards.


February 11, 1967: The Lovin' Spoonful entered Billboard's Hot 100 at Number 84 with "Darling Be Home Soon." It peaked at 63.

John Sebastian wrote "Darlin' Be Home Soon" for Francis Ford Coppola's You're A Big Boy Now, a coming-of-age film about an awkward young man looking for love in New York City. The Lovin' Spoonful frontman was responsible for the whole soundtrack, but was tasked to write this specific song for an important love scene. 
Read more: Wikipedia

February 11, 1989: "End of the Line" by the Traveling Wilburys entered the US music chart.

The Wilburys were a supergroup composed of Jeff Lynne (ELO), Tom Petty, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, and Bob Dylan.

Traveling Wilburys
Traveling Wilburys


The "end of the line" represents the train's last stop. Fittingly, it was the last song on their debut album, Volume One. The song is credited to all five group members, but George Harrison came up with the idea. 
Read more: Songfacts


Michael Bublé

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