On this day in music history: April 30, 1977 - “Southern Nights” by Glen Campbell hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week, also topping the Adult Contemporary chart for 4 weeks (non-consecutive) on February 26, 1977, and for 2 weeks on the Country singles chart on March 19, 1977. Written by Allen Toussaint, it is the second pop chart topper and fifth number one country single for the Arkansas born singer and guitarist. The song is originally recorded by the legendary New Orleans songwriter and producer, inspired by his own childhood memories of visiting relatives in the backwoods of Louisiana. Toussaint records “Southern Nights” as the title track of this fifth album released in May of 1975. Campbell hears Toussaint’s version after it is brought to his attention by his frequent collaborator, songwriter Jimmy Webb. Feeling that the song also reflects his own upbringing in rural Arkansas, Campbell records the song in October of 1976. Entering the Hot 100 at #96 on February 12, 1977, it climbs to the top of the chart eleven weeks later. “Southern Nights” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
My work in progress city hall. I wanted it to look similar to the one that had already existed in Moonlight Falls. It’s only a shell so far, the inside I am not happy with yet. I do plan to download the foodtruck parking space so I can put the foodtruck outside, instead of a cafe inside. There is a rabbithole door upstairs for it to work with Zerbu’s mod (and so sims can still work while I try to finish setting it up). After this there’s the police station and… I don’t know if I’ll be adding the military to this town. It doesn’t really fit with the feel of it.