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Lamont's Music Notes For March 15th

MARCH 15th, 1976 - KISS

On this date in 1976, the band KISS released the album “Destroyer”.
“Destroyer” was the 4th studio album from Kiss and climbed to #11 on the Billboard charts.
It was also their biggest selling studio album, going double platinum, with sales over 2.2 million copies.

The album featured one of the biggest singles of the year , the ballad “Beth”. Every time you turned on the radio, it seemed that “Beth” was on the air. It topped off at #7 on the charts and was Kiss’ 1st gold record.

Here’s the official video for Beth.


Last Updated on Wednesday, March 15 2017 05:55

 

Lamont's Music Notes For March 13th

March 13th, 1984 - The Cars

On this date the cars released their 5th studio album/cd Heartbeat City.

-the album  reached #3 on the Billboard Top Albums chart.
-Heartbeat City was a hit machine as it contained a total of five American Top 40 singles.
-the song "Drive" was the highest charting song from the cd, it  peaked at #3.
-the single "You Might Think" hit #7 on the charts that summer.
-Another hit single was "Magic". This song reached #12 in the U.S.
-the single “Hello Again” hit #20 on the Billboard charts.
- "Why Can't I Have You" was the fifth single released from the record and managed to reach #33 on the Billboard Singles Chart.

Here’s the Cars and the official video for Drive.

 

African Python Snake

This snake appears to have bitten off more than it can chew...in the form of a whole deer. The meal was so big the snake couldn't move so it had to spit it out.

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Here's a great shot of Anthony Kiedis courtesy of Jimmy O'Sheehan photography from the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert last night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.

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Last Updated on Monday, March 13 2017 06:39

 

Lamont's Music Notes For March 8th

March 8th, 1994 - SOUNDGARDEN

Wow! March 8th, 1994 Soundgarden releases their 4th album Superunknown.

Here’s some quick trivia on the album/cd.

-the album DEBUTED at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart.
-five singles were released from the album.
-the album was nominated for a Grammy in 1995 as Best Rock Album
-two singles from the album ”Spoonman” AND “Black Hole Sun” won Grammy awards
-the album was certified 5X platinum by the RIAA

Here’s the video for my favorite Soundgarden song, “Spoonman.”


Last Updated on Wednesday, March 08 2017 18:59

 
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