1984 remains one of Van Halen's most popular albums in terms of sales (with 12 million copies sold in the U.S. alone), (reaching #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts and remaining there for 5 weeks.
Like a Virgin is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna , released on November 12, 1984. After its release, Like a Virgin received mixed reviews from the critics, but was a commercial success. It became Madonna's first number one album on the Billboard 200, while reaching the top of the charts in Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom. The (RIAA) certified it Diamond for shipment of ten million copies across the United States. Worldwide it has sold 21 million copies, becoming one of the best selling albums of all time.
Guns N' Roses debut album Appetite for Destruction zoomed to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, primarily because of the hit Sweet Child o' Mine, their only single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album has sold in excess of 28 million copies worldwide including 18 million units sold in the United States, making it the best-selling debut album of all time in the U.S. at that time.
Here are the top ten songs were were listening to on the radio thirty years ago this very day. I'm sure you'll recognize some of these. Do you have any of these in your music library? Golly, thirty years ago I had just started working in Boston. What were you doing in 1983? Here are the top ten.
I first heard of Quinn Sullivan from Miki his manager a couple years ago. Quinn was twelve years old at the time. Miki sent me some of his music, and after hearing a few cuts, I called her back to have her set me up an interview. I was amazed that a twelve year old could play that well, and wanted to know more about him. Miki had told me Quinn was as good, if not better, than Johnny Lang (a phenomenon as Kid Johnny Lang) and she should know because she manages both of them.
Sports is the third album Huey Lewis and the News. Released in 1983, it reached number one on the Billboard 200, and catapulted the band to international fame. The album has been certified 10× Platinum.
Hats off to Kid Rock for chastising fellow recording artists for charging too much for concert tickets. In the May edition of Rolling Stone, he stated: "we're all overpaid, it's ridiculous. People stopped going to concerts because they can't afford them."
Several years ago, I interviewed Darlene Love and Mary Clayton, both appearing in this film. I have stated many times on radio and print, great backup singers Like Darlene and Mary are vital to rock & roll, and always have been.
Kiss Cam is pretty cool, I would think it's fun for the couples as well as the crowd. Sometimes though, it can be a bit embarrassing. When the camera found this couple, the lady let her man know they were on the videoboard and it was time to kiss. The man was on his cellphone and didn't want to be disturbed, waving off his lady..
Pump has certified sales of seven million copies in the U.S. at last count, and is tied with its successor Get a Grip as Aerosmith's second best-selling studio album in the U.S. (Toys in the Attic leads with eight million).
Bayou Country is the second studio album by Creedence Clearwater Revival released in January 1969, and was the first of three albums CCR released that year. Opening with the dark, swampy "Born on the Bayou," Bayou Country reveals a confident Creedence Clearwater Revival, a band that has found its voice between their first and second album.
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