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Monday, June 27, 2016

Teena Marie - Emerald City

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Emerald City, the seventh studio album from Teena Marie. This 1986 record spent eleven weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, where it peaked at number 81. It also reached number 20 on the US Billboard R&B chart.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Rod Stewart - Rod Stewart (Every Beat of My Heart)

Today (June 23rd) marks the thirtieth anniversary of the self-titled fourteenth studio album from Rod Stewart, known also as Every Beat of My Heart. This 1986 record went to number 28 in Japan, number 16 in Australia, number 13 in the Netherlands, number 12 in Norway, number 9 in Canada, number 5 in the UK, number 4 in Germany, and number 3 in Sweden. Here in the US, it spent nineteen weeks on the Billboard Album chart with a top spot of number 28.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club (35th anniversary)


Tomorrow (June 23rd) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Tom Tom Club, the 1981 self-titled debut album from Talking Heads band members Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth. It spent a total of thirty-three weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 23.

For my complete review, click here.

For more from the Tom Tom Club, click here.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Oingo Boingo - Only a Lad (35th anniversary)

Today (June 19th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Only a Lad, the first full-length studio album from Oingo Boingo. This 1981 record spent five weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 172.

For my full review, click here.

For more from Oingo Boingo, click here.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (35th anniversary)

Today (June 16th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of The Queen Is Dead, the third studio album from the Smiths. This 1981 release was certified Gold in both the UK (where it reached number 2) and the US (where it only reached number 70 on the Billboard Album chart during its thirty-seven week run).

For more from this album, click here.

For more from the Smiths, click here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Duran Duran - Duran Duran

Today (June 15th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the release of the self-titled debut from Duran Duran. This 1981 went multi-Platinum in sales and climbed to number 27 in Canada, number 22 in Germany, number 9 in Australia, number 3 in the UK and number 2 in New Zealand. Here in the US, it failed to chart in 1981 but upon re-release in 1982 it spent eighty-seven weeks on the Billboard Album chart with a top spot of number 10.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Thompson Twins - A Product Of... (Participation)

This month marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of A Product Of...(Participation), the debut album from the Thompson Twins. Initially the group consisted of six members: Tom Bailey (bass, lead vocals, keyboards, percussion), Chris Bell (drums, backing vocals, percussion), Peter Dodd (guitar, backing vocals, percussion, saxophone), Joe Leeway (congas, backing vocals, percussion), John Roog (guitar, backing vocals, percussion) and Jane Shorter (saxophone, percussion). Bailey and Leeway would remain with the group as the decade continued.