Children of the 90s, rejoice! Hootie has rejoined his Blowfish. But don’t get too excited — the reunion was only for one special night.
Twenty years ago — a factoid sure to make any 30-something feel a bit old — Hootie & the Blowfish appeared on The Late Show for the first time, People reported.
Evidently, he heard “Hold My Hand” on the radio, loved it, and just had to bring the in to perform, Consequence of Sound added.
Letterman’s endorsement made the group a powerhouse of the 1990s, as synonymous of the decade as Full House and high-waisted jeans.
Hootie & The Blowfish played “Hold My Hand,” a single on their debut Cracked Rear View. The album ultimately went platinum 16 times and became 1995’s bestseller, Entertainment Tonight added. Thanks to Late Night, it was also the fastest-selling debut of any musical group.
It also ensured that no matter how much time has passed between 1995 and now, you still can get one of their songs stuck in your head for days. But that’s not a bad thing.
But Darius Rucker and company don’t pull together a reunion just for The Late Show — they do so every year at their Homegrown Charity concert. The next is in August.
The band made their last record 10 years ago, and these days, Rucker has a solo country music career.
But at least for a couple minutes, everyone who played Cracked Rear View until it fell apart could pretend they were 15 again.
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