Monday, June 26, 2023

Music History Today: June 27, 2023

June 27, 1987: Whitney Houston became the first woman in US history to enter the album chart at Number 1 with her self-titled debut, Whitney. She also became the first woman to top the singles chart with four consecutive releases when "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" hit Number 1.

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June 27, 1968: Elvis Presley appeared at NBC studios for a Singer Presents … Elvis program. The show was aired on NBC in December of that year. 

Elvis Comeback Special 1969
Elvis Comeback Special 1969

June 27, 1989: The B-52s released Cosmic Thing.

Cosmic Thing contains the singles "Love Shack" and "Roam," which reached the Top 10 and 20 of the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, respectively.
B-52 Cosmic Thing album cover
The music video for "Love Shack" won the award for Best Group Video at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards. Cosmic Thing was the 9th best-selling album of 1990 in the US, peaking at Number 4 on the Billboard 200. 
Read more: Wikipedia


I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Whitney Houston

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