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Friday, April 18, 2014

Jermaine Jackson - Jermaine Jackson/Dynamite

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Jermaine Jackson, the tenth self-titled solo album from the R&B singer. In the international markets, it was released under the title of Dynamite. The album went to number 57 in the UK, number 38 in New Zealand, number 27 in Sweden and number 21 in the Netherlands. Here in the US, it spent forty-nine weeks on the Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 19, and also went to number 13 on the US Billboard R&B chart.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lou Reed - New Sensations

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of New Sensations, the thirteenth solo album from the late Lou Reed. The 1984 release went to number 92 in the UK and spent thirty-two weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 56.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Saxon - Crusader

Saxon is an English heavy metal band formed in 1976. By the time Crusader, their sixth studio album, was released in 1984 the line up included Billy Byford (vocals), Graham Oliver (guitar), Paul Quinn (guitar), Steve Dawson (bass), and Nigel Glocker (drums). Today (April 16th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of that release.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Nona Hendryx - The Art of Defense

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of The Art of Defense, the third studio album from Nona Hendryx. It spent seven weeks on the US Billboard Album chart in 1984, peaking at number 167.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Slade - Keep Your Hands Off My Power Supply

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Keep Your Hands Off My Power Supply, the North American release of Slade's tenth studio album The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome (click here for that review). In the US, it spent twenty-three weeks on the Billboard Album chart and peaked at number 23. In Canada, it spent thirty weeks on the chart, reaching number 26.

Book Review: Pressed Pennies

As teenagers, Rick and Abby grew up as friends and eventually fell in love. Yet, fate caused their paths to part. Both eventually married others, but neither of those relationships worked out. Years later, the two are re-united but one thing stands in the way of their happiness - Abby's nine year old daughter Paige. Can Rick win over the young girl's heart as he has that of her mother?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Barry White - The Message Is Love

Welcome to another edition of Seventies Sunday.

This month marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Message of Love, the tenth studio album from R&B singer Barry White. This 1979 release spent nine weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 67. It also went to number 14 on the US Billboard R&B chart.