Heartland rock band Hootie & The Blowfish were a multi-platinum-selling nineties juggernaut back in the day, but it all started for the South Carolina four piece with the song ‘Hold My Hand’ and a performance on Late Show with David Letterman.
In 1994 the group gave a rendition of the single – the first taken from debut album ‘Cracked Rear View’ – on what was their first ever television appearance. “If you don’t have this album, there’s something wrong with you,” the host told his audience that night. The record has since gone 16x platinum in the US alone.
Earlier this week (April 30), the band, who have been semi-active since 2008, revisited the Ed Sullivan Theatre for a throwback performance of the track. Click above to watch.
Hootie & The Blowfish have recorded five albums in total, the most recent of which, ‘Looking For Lucky’, was put out in 2005. Frontman Darius Rucker has since released five solo albums, though the band do play together from time-to-time, usually at charity gigs.