Friday, March 17, 2023

Music History Today: March 18, 2023

March 18, 1970: American rapper Queen Latifah was born Dana Elaine Owens in Newark, New Jersey.

Queen Latifah from the movie Chicago
Queen Latifah from the movie Chicago
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Queen Latifah's debut hip-hop album, All Hail to the Queen, sold more than 1 million copies, and the single "U.N.I.T.Y." earned Latifah her first Grammy Award in 1995. Latifah has also garnered acclaim for acting, making her first Oscar nomination for her performance in the 2002 blockbuster musical Chicago. 
Read more: Biography
March 18, 1960: Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson joined John Wayne and Walter Brennan in the movie Rio Bravo, which opened in theaters.   

Rio Bravo movie poster

March 18, 1967: Harpers Bizarre moved into the top 40 section of Billboard's Hot 100 with a cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "The 59th Street Bridge (Feelin' Groovy)." 

March 18, 1979: Adam Levine, the lead singer of the band Maroon 5, was born in Los Angeles, California.
In 2002 Maroon 5 released its debut album, Songs About Jane, with hits like "Harder to Breathe," "This Love," and "She Will Be Loved."

Adam Levine
Adam Levine

The band earned its first Grammy Award (Best New Artist) in 2004. They would go on to win Grammys for Best Pop Performance in 2005 and 2007. In 2011, Levine branched out into television as a judge/coach on the reality singing show The Voice. 
Read more: Wikipedia


March 18, 2000: Bloodhound Gang's "The Bad Touch" debuted on the US music chart.
The lyrics to "The Bad Touch" by the Bloodhound Gang are a continuous stream of sexual innuendoes, climaxing in a throbbing orgy of metaphors, transforming even the most sterile of items (a coffee maker, hashbrowns, the children's game Battleship) into objects of arousal. The music is based on the Pet Shop Boys song "In The Night." 
Read more: Songfacts


"When You're Good to Mama"
Queen Latifah

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