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Saturday, September 20, 2014

JD Souther - You're Only Lonely (35th anniversary)

Welcome to another edition of Seventies Saturday.

In September of 1979, JD Souther released his third solo album You’re Only Lonely. This 1979 release, which is celebrating its thirty-fifth anniversary, spent twenty-two weeks on the US Billboard Album chart and peaked at number 41.

Click here for my full review.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sam Harris - Sam Harris

Before American Idol, there was the Ed McMahon hosted Star Search. And on its debut season, the singing grand champion winner was Sam Harris. The Oklahoma born singer quickly capitalized on that exposure with his self-titled debut album that was released on the Motown label in the fall of 1984. Today, we will give a listen to Sam Harris to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Heaven 17 - How Men Are

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of How Men Are, the third studio album from Heaven 17. This one charted at number 31 in Germany, number 28 in the Netherlands and Sweden, and number 12 in the UK.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

General Public - All The Rage

Today (September 17th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of All the Rage, the debut album from General Public. Dave Wakeling (vocals and guitar) and Ranking Roger (vocals, bass, keyboards and drums), formerly of the Beat, decided to form their own group to continue working together. They teamed up with Mickey Billingham on keyboards and Andy “Stoker” Growcott on drums (both from Dexy’s Midnight Runners), Horace Panter (from the Specials) on bass, and Mick Jones (from the Clash) and Kevin White on guitar.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Meghan Trainor - Title

Last week (on September 9th), twenty year old Meghan Trainor released a four track EP called Title. This was her first release on a major label; in 2011 she also had two independent label releases.

Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers

Today (September 16th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of Perfect Strangers, the eleventh studio album from the English rock band Deep Purple. It had been nine years since their last album, and this comeback did extremely well. The Platinum seller went to number 17 on the US Billboard Album chart (with thirty-two weeks total on the chart), number 16 in the Netherlands, number 5 in Austria and the UK, number two in Germany and Norway, and number 1 in Switzerland.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Jeffrey Osborne - Don't Stop

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Don’t Stop, the third solo album from Jeffrey Osborne. It spent thirty-seven weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 39. It also went to number 59 in the UK and number 7 on the US Billboard R&B chart.