Monday, April 10, 2023

Music History Today: April 11, 2023

April 11, 1988: Cher won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Moonstruck. The film's theme song is "That's Amore" by Dean Martin.

Moonstruck movie poster
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April 11, 1968: Big Brother & the Holding Company, fronted by Janis Joplin, made their national TV debut on ABC's Hollywood Palace.

April 11, 1970: Bobby Sherman peaked at Number 9 on Billboard's Hot 100 with "Easy Come, Easy Go."
"Easy Come, Easy Go" was first released by Mama Cass Elliot on July 5, 1969, on her album Bubblegum, Lemonade, and... Something for Mama. Bobby Sherman's version was released as a single in January 1970 and appeared on the album Here Comes Bobby, released in March of the same year. 
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April 11, 1981: The Police topped out at Number 10 in the US with "Don't Stand So Close to Me."

The Police
The Police
"Don't Stand So Close to Me" is about a teacher who lusts after one of his students. Sting was a teacher before joining The Police and was undoubtedly the subject of young girl fantasy, but he insists the lyric is not based on personal experience. 
Read more: Songfacts

April 11, 1992: Sir Mix-A-Lot entered the US singles chart with "Baby Got Back."
"Baby Got Back" is about women with big butts and the men who love them. Mix-a-Lot got the idea when he was watching the Super Bowl on TV. A Budweiser beer commercial came on with models who were way too skinny for his taste. 
Read more: Songfacts


That's Amore
Dean Martin

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