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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Yesterday with Sunshine

Today in Music History: March 11

Stuck in the 70s

This day in music history busted at the seams! Here are a few majorly from the 70s...

Where would be be without music...the sounds, the lyrics, the showmanship? Each song tells its own poignant story, it is life within the moment. You can take an inanimate object, write about it in a song and it comes to life. Each tune touches the heart, opens the mind, stirs the soul.
 
1967, Music publisher, Dick James, announced that 446 different versions of the Paul McCartney song 'Yesterday' had been recorded so far. "Yesterday" is a song originally recorded by the Beatles for their 1965 album Help!. Although credited to "Lennon–McCartney", the song was written solely by Paul McCartney. That was then...

This is NOW: It remains popular today with more than 2,200 cover versions being sung repeatedly in music competitions throughout the world.

Where were you 'yesterday'?

1970, Winners at this year's Grammy Awards included Joe South for song of the year with 'Games People Play', Crosby Stills and Nash won best new artist, and The Fifth Dimension won Record of the year with 'Aquarius / Let The Sun Shine In.' 







1970, Deja Vu, the first album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, (and the second by the trio configuration of Crosby, Stills, and Nash), was released. It topped the pop album chart for one week and spawned three US Top 40 singles: 'Teach Your Children', 'Our House', and 'Woodstock'. 


1972, Neil Young went to No.1 on the US & UK album chart with 'Harvest.' The album featured the hit single 'Heart Of Gold.' 


1972, Harry Nilsson was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of The Peter Ham and Tom Evans song 'Without You'. First recorded by Badfinger in 1970, the song was also a No.1 for Mariah Carey in 1994. 

1978, French singer Claude Francois was electrocuted changing a light bulb while standing in his bathtub. He had the 1976 UK hit, 'Tears On The Telephone'.

1978, Meat Loaf's 'Bat Out Of Hell', album began a 416-week run on the UK chart, going on to sell over 2 million copies.

1978, The debut single from Kate Bush, 'Wuthering Heights' a song inspired by the Emily Bronte novel, started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart. Record company, EMI had originally chosen another track, 'James and the Cold Gun' as the lead single, but Bush was determined that 'Wuthering Heights' would be the first release from the album.

 

And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...