“Here We Go Again” is a country music standard written by Don Lanier and
Red Steagall that first charted as a rhythm and blues single by Ray
Charles (pictured) from the 1967 album Ray Charles Invites You to
Listen. It was produced by Joe Adams for ABC Records/Tangerine Records,
and spent twelve consecutive weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart,
peaking at number 15. A cover version by Nancy Sinatra charted for five
weeks in 1969. Johnny Duncan charted with the song on Billboard’s Hot
Country Songs for five weeks in 1972, while Roy Clark did so for seven
weeks in 1982. Another version sung by Norah Jones and Charles appeared
on his 2004 album Genius Loves Company, earning the Grammy Award for
Best Pop Collaboration at the 47th Grammy Awards (posthumously for
Charles, who died in 2004). The song lent its name to Steagall’s 2007
album, and has been covered in a wide variety of musical genres. Many of
the more recent covers have been sung as duets, including one by Jones
and Willie Nelson (with Wynton Marsalis accompanying) released on their
2011 tribute album Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray
Today’s selected anniversaries:
The Picts defeated the Northumbrians near Dunnichen, severely
weakening the latter’s power in northern Great Britain.
In the Battle of Lincoln, the last land battle of the First
Barons’ War, William the Marshal drove Prince Louis of France out of
Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received a patent for using copper
rivets to strengthen the pockets of denim overalls, allowing their
company to start manufacturing blue jeans.
A team of researchers led by French virologist Luc Montagnier
published their discovery of HIV, although they did not know yet if it
The first of two major earthquakes struck Northern Italy,
resulting in seven deaths.
Wiktionary’s word of the day:
1. (often attributive) Any structure or land feature which catches and
holds water; the collection of such water.
2. A catchment area, or the people it serves.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Many false opinions may be exchanged for true ones, without in the
least altering the habits of mind of which false opinions are made. …
I am now convinced, that no great improvements in the lot of mankind are
possible, until a great change takes place in the fundamental
constitution of their modes of thought.
–John Stuart Mill
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