Musical Firsts…and Spotify
August 17, 2012
We are excited to be partnering up with Spotify to bring you some great musical trivia along with amazing playlists. The musical list was created by the BRI to accompany each Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader story featured on the Spotify blog. Here is a snippet of “The first… a bunch of musical firsts.” For the full story visit the Spotify blog.
…singer to refuse a Grammy: Sinéad O’Connor won Best Alternative Album prize in 1990 for I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got. She declined the award to protest the Grammys’ “extreme commercialism.”
…foreign-language #1 pop song: “Sukiyaki,” by Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto. It went to the top of the Billboard charts in 1963.
…double album: Benny Goodman’s Live at Carnegie Hall, 1938. First rock double album: Bob Dylan’s 1966 Blonde on Blonde.
For more, visit the Spotify blog.
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