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Hootie & The Blowfish Resources

As Columbia celebrates Hootie and the Blowfish and their music, check out some of these great RCPL resources. Not only music, but magazine and newspaper articles from one of Columbia's most celebrated bands.

Want to read more? Copies of these articles can be e-mailed through the Ask a Librarian service. Please reference the microfilm number or call 929-3402 for more information.

Entertainment Weekly

  • “Hootie’s Revenge” July 28, 1995
  • “Hootie Ya Love?” (cover story) May 3, 1996
  • Periodical copy microfilm: 1049-0434

Rolling Stone

  • “Hootie and the Blowfish: Nice Guys Finish First” June 15, 1995
  • “Hootie and the Blowfish: Sex, Golf and Rock and Roll” (cover story) August 10, 1995
  • “Hootie and the Blowfish singer leads country-crossover pack” October 30, 2008
  • Periodical copy microfilm. 0035-791X

Greater Columbia Business Monthly

  • “Fame, Fortune, and Four Guys from Five Points; Hootie Keeps Its Business Firmly Rooted in Columbia” (cover story, Habitat house) December 1995
  • Periodical copy bound. ocm24361658

Newsweek

  • “Goodbye gangstas, hello Hootie”, December 25, 1995
  • Periodical copy microfilm 0040-781X

Time Magazine

  • “Kind of Blues: Hootie & the Blowfish make a stirring, soulful debut”, p.83 November 7, 1994
  • “Southern Exposure”, p.75 February 27, 1995
  • “Can 13 million Hootie fans really be wrong?”, p.74 April 29, 1996
  • Periodical copy microfilm 0040-781X

Articles from The State Newspaper

  • Want to read even more? Copies of these articles can be e-mailed through the Ask a Librarian service or call 929-3402 for more information.
  • “Hootie meet Mr. Letterman”, p. A-1, September 2, 1994
  • “Can you believe we’re doing this?” (Township appearance and Letterman broadcast on the same day), p.B1, September 4, 1994
  •  “Blowfish show off the old bowl: Band takes VH-1 on capital tour”, p.B1, November 30, 1994
  • “Kathie Lee and the Blowfish”, p.B1, December 7, 1994
  •  “Hootie’s good deed goes unquietly: Kids’ home gets Blowfish ‘blast’ “, p.B1, December 20, 1994
  •  “Hootie reverses Beatles with European invasion” (Weekend) February 10, 1995
  • “Hootie is music to city’s ears”, p.E1, February 11, 1995
  • “It’s Monday After the Masters” p.C1, April 11, 1995
  • “Hootie hits No. 1 on charts”, p.A1, May 20, 1995
  • “On the road with Hootie, America’s hottest band”, p.A1 August 20, 1995
  • “Hootie blows in for ballpark gig in September”, p.B1, July 20, 1995
  • “Cover story: Hootie rules”, p.A1, July 22, 1995
  • “MTV hails Hootie as best new artist”, p.A1, September 8, 1995
  • “Hootie’s album sales crack 10 million in 1995”, p.B1, December 29, 1995
  • “Hootie’s new TV gig shows pop stars also good sports”, p.A2, January 17, 1996
  • “Hootie collects award, heads for Grammys”, (Best New Artist, American Music Awards) p.A1, January 30, 1996
  • “How hot is Hootie? Ask Dave”, (2nd Letterman appearance) p.A1, February 10, 1996
  • “Everything’s coming up Hootie” (2 Grammy wins), p.A1, February 29, 1996
  • “Hootie’s Grammy wins give SC rock scene a boost”, p.12, March 8, 1996
  •  “MTV gig stars Hootie, USC” p.A1, March 21, 1996
  • “Talk about town-your eyes and ears to the capital city”, p.B1, April 11, 1996
  • “Testing, testing: Hootie plugs in for MTV gig” p.B1, April 19, 1996
  • “Tonight’s the night: Hootie’s on MTV”, p.A12 April 22, 1996
  • “Hometown Hugs Hootie” (concert at Finlay Park), p.A1, April 23, 1996
  • “Hootie honors hometown”, p.A12 April 24, 1996
  • “Farm Aid harvests over $700,000, concert organizers credit civic spirit”, p.B2, October 29, 1996
  • “Hootie rising in Japan”, p.D1, March 22, 1997
  • “Hootie’s Sonefeld rescues homeless pets”, p.E1, September 21, 1997
  •  “Hootie supports Hodges on education initiatives”, p. B1 February 12, 1999
  • “Paws and effect: Hootie sings for friends with four legs”, p.E11, March 4, 2005 The State. Periodical copy microfilm. ocm05208681

 

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