Monday, March 6, 2023

Music History Today: March 7, 2023

Music History Today: March 7, 1980: The Loretta Lynn biopic "Coal Miner's Daughter," starring Sissy Spacek, premiered in cinemas. The soundtrack included Lynn's chart-topping singles, performed by Spacek. The album hit the top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart. 

Coal Miner's Daughter movie poster
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March 7, 1966: Tina Turner recorded her vocal on the Phil Spector-produced "River Deep Mountain High."

Aware of Ike Turner's controlling attitude in the studio, Phil Spector drafted an unusual contract. The River Deep, Mountain High album and single would be credited to Ike & Tina Turner, but Ike was paid $20,000 to stay away from the studio. Session musicians on the track included Leon Russell on keyboards and Glen Campbell on guitar. 
Read more: The World of Tina

March 7, 1970: Creedence Clearwater Revival peaked at Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with the double A-side sing "Who'll Stop the Rain"/"Travelin' Band."

"Who'll Stop the Rain"/"Travelin' Band" was one of three double-sided singles from CCR's Cosmo's Factory album.

CCR Cosmo's Factory album 

The record was the first of two to reach the 2nd spot on the American charts, alongside "Lookin' Out My Back Door"/"Long As I Can See the Light." In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked No. 188 on its "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list. 
Read more: Wikipedia

March 7, 1987: Cutting Crew debuted on the US music chart with their first single, "(I Just) Died In Your Arms."

"(I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew gave Virgin Records their first US hit. The record company flew the band to New York City for initial album recordings, then to Australia to shoot music videos. They shot to Number 1 in America. 
Read more: Wikipedia

March 7, 2000: ABBA tribute band called A-Teens released their cover of "Dancing Queen" from the album The ABBA Generation.

Coal Miner's Daughter
Sissy Spacek

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