It’s A Thanksgiving All 80s Weekend On KOOL 101.7
This weekend the Turkeys take over and spin the 80s best hits starting at 2 pm Friday, November 23rd.
It was the start of people leaving one group to go to another, or leaving to go solo. The Super Groups the decade of excess and MTV. ASIA started the decade off, REO Speedwagon was a ten year overnight success with their Album of the year Hi Infidelity in 1981, Michael Jackson put out the biggest record of the 80s releasing Thriller, and Prince was the first person to be number one on the R & B charts, Pop Charts, Album Charts, and Movie charts. KISS took off their makeup, while all the glam bands put makeup on.
We had different looks like Boy George and Cyndi Lauper. Men wore makeup and rocked, like Twisted Sister, Van Halen started playing keyboards, lost a singer and got bigger when they got a new singer when David Lee Roth exited for Sammy Hagar. People spent money and used credit cards to keep up with the latest look.
Videos were featured on Friday NIght videos and MTV played nothing but music videos. That's when the image was just as important as the music.