It may seem like just yesterday, but in fact 20 years ago on this day, brotherhood boy band (and purveyors of some pretty serious blonde locks) Hanson kicked off their three-week run at Number 1 on the US Singles Chart with their infectious hit “MMMBop”. And for those of you who were around to remember and enjoy this three-week run, it’s likely that it actually felt like three months. Where are they now? Wikipedia will tell us! But if you’re looking for a deeper mid-week/mid-day distraction, enjoy this round-up of TuneCore Artist music videos below:
Today commemorates the first-ever Monterey Folk Festival, which took place back in 1963 and featured a couple of no-names like Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Peter Paul and Mary. Wishing you were rocking out to that festival line-up instead of counting down the remaining hours of the day/week? Yeah, us too. But hey! Enjoy these wonderfully distracting TuneCore Artist music videos instead:
Did you know that the Beatles were originally called The Silver Beetles? Terrible band name, right? Well, they were! And today back in 1960 they auditioned to be Billy Fury’s backing band. Obviously they did bigger things, but it’s important to know these other not-so-great names they considered: The Beatals and Long John and the Silver Beetles. What could have been! Anyhow, enjoy these wonderful music videos from an eclectic line-up of hardworking TuneCore Artists:
Bing Crosby. James Brown. Frankie Valli. What do these three American music icons have in common with one another? Well, unfortunately it’s not their shared love of using TuneCore, or a strange collaborative album between them dropping this Friday. However it is all three of their birthdays today! So plug those headphones in and celebrate as they would have wanted you to: watching a bunch of cool TuneCore Artist music videos.
Happy Wednesday, everyone. In this week’s dose of weird music history, on this day in 1982, our main man Rod Stewart got jacked for his $50,000 Porsche by a gunman – midday, while out shopping, mind you – on Hollywood Boulevard. Ah the 80s. In the theme of getting all shook up midday, please allow us to bring you this dose of afternoon distraction courtesy of some very talented and entertaining TuneCore Artists!
Did you know that rock and roll behemoths QUEEN were once called SMILE? Well, they were. And in on this day back in 1969 they made their debut in England as a band at the Revolution Club. Only four years before, the Beatles dropped their single “Ticket To Ride”! What do these two things have in common? Nothing. They’re just two cool British rock and roll facts from the same day in history! As always we’re here mid-week to distract you with weird trivia and an awesome line-up of TuneCore Artist music videos – so now that we’ve covered one-half of that, enjoy the other half below: