Today Is Andrew Farriss’ Birthday

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(Photo courtesy of last.fm)

(Photo courtesy of last.fm)

Happy Birthday to [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]INXS[/lastfm] keyboardist Andrew Farriss!!

And as our gift to you, Jack FM is making “Don’t Change” our Song of the Day!!

See?  We can be thoughtful when we want to be.

They have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, making them one of rock music’s more successful bands.

After rising to the top of the charts in their native Australia, INXS’ success spread globally in 1982 with the album Shabooh Shoobah.  Their first to be released internationally, Shabooh Shoobah was a moderate hit in the U.S., peaking at No. 46 on the Billboard Hot Pop Albums chart and selling over 500,000 copies.  “The One Thing” became the band’s first American Top 40 single, while “Don’t Change” landed at No. 17 on the rock charts.

Following the releases of The Swing and Listen Like Thieves, INXS scored their biggest commercial success in 1987 with Kick.  The album reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and sold nearly six million copies on the strength of the singles “New Sensation,” “Devil Inside,” “Never Tear Us Apart” and “Need You Tonight,” which went to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100.

Despite declining album sales and the 1997 death of lead singer [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Michael Hutchence[/lastfm], INXS have continued moving forward, releasing their 12th studio album in 2010.  Described as a tribute album to their beloved late frontman, Original Sin featured new versions of the band’s biggest hits with such special guest vocalists as [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rob Thomas[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]John Mayer[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Train[/lastfm]‘s Pat MonahanOriginal Sin debuted at No. 49 on the Australian Albums chart.

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