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Hootie & The Blowfish Became The Biggest Band Of The '90s Thanks To Fate... And David Letterman

Updated 8 Feb 2019 8.9k views12 items

Making it in the music industry takes a lot of work, perseverance, and luck. How everyone's favorite '90s pop-rock group Hootie & the Blowfish started masterfully combines all these elements - and a little help from a new friend: David Letterman.

The band played for years before hitting it big. The Hootie & the Blowfish story kicked into high gear because one fan happened to have a popular late-night talk show. With a unique sound steeped in the band's soulful South Carolina roots, Hootie & the Blowfish transitioned from a regional success story to a national sensation almost overnight. Hootie became a favorite '90s band that took on grunge and alternative rock - and made it against all expectations. 

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