Friday, June 16, 2023

Music History Today: June 17, 2023

June 17, 1978: Andy Gibb became the first solo artist in the history of the US charts to have his first three releases reach Number 1 when "Shadow Dancing" hit the top of the chart. It became the best-selling single in the US in 1978.

Andy Gibb
Andy Gibb
(sign up to follow by email)

June 17, 1971: Carole King hit Number 1 on the US album chart with "Tapestry" for the first of 15 consecutive weeks.

Carole King  Tapestry album cover

June 17, 1973: Dolly Parton recorded "I Will Always Love You."

Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton's version of "I Will Always Love You" hit Number 1 on the charts twice in her career: first when she first released the song in 1974, and again when she re-recorded it for her 1982 movie The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas). And, of course, the ballad became famous all over again when Whitney Houston recorded a version for the movie The Bodyguard in 1992. 
Read more: Good Housekeeping


June 17, 1983: The Police released their fifth and final studio album "Synchronicity," featuring singles "Every Breath You Take," "King of Pain," "Wrapped Around Your Finger," & "Synchronicity II."

Shadow Dancing
Andy Gibb

No comments:

Post a Comment