Sunday, April 30, 2023

Music History Today: May 1, 2022

May 1, 2005: Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas was the first male artist from a rock or pop group to debut at number one with his first solo album, '...Something To Be.'  The LP spawned the US top ten hit "Lonely No More." 

Rob Thomas debut album '...Something To Be'
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May 1, 1965: Herman's Hermits had their first US Number 1 with "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter."
"Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter" was initially sung by the actor Tom Courtenay in a 1963 British television play called The Lads. Herman's Hermits started playing it in their live sets. When they recorded their first album in 1964, they needed one more song to complete it and were running out of studio time. Since they were familiar with this song, they recorded it the song in one take. 
Read more: Songfacts

May 1, 1976: The debut single from the Bellamy Brothers, "Let Your Love Flow," hit Number 1 in the US,
"Let Your Love Flow" by the Bellamy Brothers was an international hit. It reached the top ten in at least nine other countries, including the United Kingdom and Australia. A roadie for Neil Diamond's live shows, Larry E. Williams, wrote the tune. Diamond wasn't interested in recording the song, nor was Johnny Rivers. 
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May 1, 1995: Nancy Sinatra, 54, appeared on the Playboy magazine cover wearing only her famous boots. 

May 1, 1995 Nancy Sinatra,  Playboy magazine cover

Music History Today: May 1, 1999: Sixpence None the Richer peaked at Number 2 in the US with "Kiss Me."
The late '90s were the significant years for TV show soundtracks, and shows like Ally McBeal, Party of Five, Mad About You, and Friends would often integrate music into episodes to enhance the scenes and the soundtrack albums, which sold very well. "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer was the first track on Songs From Dawson's Creek, which made it to Number 7 on Billboard's Hot 200 Albums chart.  
Read more: Songfacts


Lonely No More
Rob Thomas

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