Monday, May 29, 2023

Music History Today: May 29, 2023

May 29, 1992: Sister Act was released.
Whoopi Goldberg stars in Sister Act as Deloris Wilson, a lounge singer forced to join a convent after being placed in a witness protection program. The Reverend Mother orders Deloris to join the struggling choir.

Sister Act movie poster
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With her singing experience, Deloris is elected their director and transforms the choir. The film's soundtrack debuted at #74 and eventually reached #40 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, where it charted for 54 weeks.  
Read more: Deadline
May 29, 1967: The Tremeloes released a cover of "Silence Is Golden."
"Silence Is Golden" was initially recorded by the American rock band the Four Seasons, who released it in 1964 as the B-side of the Us Number 1 single "Rag Doll." The Tremeloes' 1967 version reached Number 1 on the UK Singles Chart and 11 on the US charts. 
Read more: Songfacts

May 29, 1971: The James Gang's "Walk Away" entered Billboard's Hot 100. The track combines hard rock and funk with some influence from soul music. It peaked at 51.

May 29, 1984: Tina Turner released her big comeback album, Private Dancer.

Tina Turner Private Dancer album
Tina Turner serves a tough, throaty, passionate delivery for Private Dancer on everything from the melancholy reggae-influenced "What's Love Got to Do With It" to the gutsy "Better Be Good to Me" to heartfelt remakes of the Beatles' "Help," Al Green's "Let's Stay Together," and David Bowie's "1984." A reflection on the emptiness of a stripper's life, the dusky title song is as poignant as it is depressing. 
Read more: Allmusic

May 29, 1997: Singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley disappeared while swimming in the Mississippi River. The body of the 30-year-old artist in Memphis recording his sophomore album would be recovered on June 4.

Jeff Buckley
Jeff Buckley

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