Addiction for profit? Ya think? The #FTC is investigating vape company #Juul over marketing practices, according to sources for The Wall Street Journal. The commission reportedly is focused on deceptive marketing targeting minors and the use of influencer campaigns. https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/29/20838795/federal-trade-commission-ftc-juul-investigation
#Apple issues press invites for a Sept 10 event at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino; many expect the company to introduce three new #iPhones and the next-generation #Watch; reports indicate two #OLED iPhone models featuring a three-lens camera assembly; it's unknown if the event will include new #iPad models or a rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro. https://www.macrumors.com/2019/08/29/apple-september-10-event-apple-park/
Meatless Chicken? Like that #BurgerKing #Meatless Whopper? #KFC is following suit. https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/26/business/kfc-beyond-meat-chicken/index.html
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Today in 1988, Steve Winwood topped the US singles charts with ‘Roll With It'. Motown songwriters Holland-Dozier-Holland were later credited with co-writing the song due to its resemblance to the Junior Walker hit “(I'm a) Roadrunner”. Take a listen and see if you agree. https://youtu.be/SSosQRiXiPw
Today in 1966 marks the only time that two record labels were at No. 1 at the same time. The Troggs ‘Wild Thing' was available on Atco and Fontana due to a distribution dispute. Both pressings were taken from the same master recording, so Billboard combined the sales, making it the only single from two competing companies to simultaneously reach the top of the charts. https://youtu.be/YlLspwQaKqQ
Good morning, world! Today in 1969, the %Temptations released ‘I Can’t Get Next To You”. Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for the Gordy (#Motown) label, the the tune hit no. 1 on the #Billboard Top Pop Singles chart for two weeks in October. The applause that starts the song, which is cut short by Dennis Edwards' spoken "Hold it, hold it, listen" line, was sampled in another Temptations song "Psychedelic Shack." https://youtu.be/7RfGe6MvY84
Today in 1960, The#Ventures 'Walk Don't Run' enters the US Pop chart and introduces the instrumental Surf sound to Rock 'n' Roll. The song will peak at #2 a month later. Some associated it with the 1966 Cary Grant film of the same name, but it's not part of the Qunicy Jones Soundtrack. Here's video from Dick Clark's Saturday Night Beech-Nut Show. August 27, 1960 http://bit.ly/2GrXpLm
Today in 1975 After 2 months off-Broadway, the original Broadway production of the musical 'A Chorus Line,' opened at New York's Shubert Theatre for 6,137 performances. Here's the opening sequence from the 1985 film. http://bit.ly/2ZkKbY0
Today in 1970, The Carpenters 'Close To You' became their first Top 40 hit. The song was written in 1963 by Hal David and Burt Bacharach. It was first offered to Herb Alpert, who didn't feel comfortable singing 'they sprinkled moon dust in your hair'. http://bit.ly/2Z9mMZz
Today in 1969, Yes released their eponymous debut album. Lester Bangs favorably reviewed the LP in Rolling Stone, writing that it was "the kind of album that sometimes insinuates itself into your routine with a totally unexpected thrust of musical power." http://bit.ly/2ZbE5sW
Via Ric Allen: The radios were rocking, starting on July 17th, 1971 .. as the 5th hit from Rare Earth would make its national debut on this day. From their album "One World" .. the song would eventually be used on commericals for Ford and Nicoderm, as well as used in severeal movies and TV shows. "I Just Want to Celebrate" would reach # 20 on CKLW .. # 23 on WKNR .. # 9 on WTAC .. and # 7 nationally .. their last top ten hit .. https://youtu.be/8GEnkWLEtns
Good morning, World! 50 years ago this week, "Easy Rider" had it's premiere. Let's kick off our morning with a little Steppenwolf and some scenes from the film. http://bit.ly/2k29xed
Today in 1965, King Records releases James Brown's 'Papa's Got a Brand New Bag'. It sold over 2 million copies, won a Grammy for best R&B recording, was No. 1 on the R&B charts for 8 weeks & was Brown's first song to reach the Billboard Top 10. http://bit.ly/2k6wqNA
Today in 1968, Jimi Hendrix either quit or was fired as the opening act for the Monkees' US tour after only five days. Mickey Dolenz later recalled, "Jimi would amble out onto the stage, fire up the amps and break out into 'Purple Haze' and the kids in the audience would instantly drown him out with 'We want Daaavy!' God, was it embarrassing." Hendrix's replacement was Vanilla Fudge, riding high on the charts with their first single, "Keep Me Hangin On". http://bit.ly/2k6jVBH
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