Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Music History Today: March 22, 2023

March 22, 1974: The Eagles released their third studio album, On the Border. Three singles were released from the album: "Already Gone," "James Dean," and "Best of My Love."

The Eagles On the Border album cover art
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March 22, 1948: Andrew Lloyd Webber was born in South Kensington in London, England. He is best known for stage and film adaptations of his musicals Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Cats (1994), Evita (1996), and The Phantom of the Opera (2004).

Cats movie poster (1994)

March 22, 1958: The Chordettes topped out at Number 2 in the US with "Lollipop."
The Chordettes were a female vocal group from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, formed in 1946 by Jinny Lockard and three of her college friends. They became regulars on Arthur Godfrey's television show for four years in 1949, singing a cappella in the barbershop style. In the UK, a rival version by the UK vocal group The Mudlarks also hit Number 2. 
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March 22, 1975: Frankie Valli took the top spot on Billboard with "My Eyes Adored You." The track was written by Kenny Nolan and Bob Crewe, the team that gave us "Lady Marmalade," which replaced this song at Number 1 the following week.

Frankie Valli
Frankie Valli

March 22, 1980: Billy Joel entered the top 40 section of the US music chart with "You May Be Right." It reached 7 on the US charts but failed to chart in the UK.
Billy Joel's hit "You May Be Right" is the opening track to Joel's album Glass Houses. Before the song starts, the sound of shattered glass matches the cover picture of Joel throwing a rock into the window of an all-glass house, a parody of the saying, "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." This was Joel's statement to his critics. 
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Best of My Love
The Eagles

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