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Friday, October 31, 2014

Autograph - Sign In Please

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Sign In Please, the debut album from the Los Angeles hard rock band Autograph. It spent twenty-nine weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 29.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Champaign - Woman in Flames

Named after their hometown in Illinois, the American R&B Champaign released their third studio album Woman in Flames thirty years ago this month. The record spent three weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 184.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tommy Shaw - Girls With Guns

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Girls With Guns, the debut solo album from Styx guitarist/singer Tommy Shaw. It spent twenty-five weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 50.

Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasuredome (30th anniversary)

Today (October 29th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of Welcome to the Pleasuredome, the debut album from Frankie Goes to Hollywood. This 1984 release spent forty-one weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 33.

For my full review of this double-record, click here.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Philip Bailey - Chinese Wall

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Chinese Wall, the second solo studio album from Philip Bailey. It spent thirty-five weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 22. It also hit number 10 on the US Billboard R&B chart. The record earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Vocal Performance Male.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Dazz Band - Jukebox

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Jukebox, the sixth studio album from the Dazz Band. It spent twenty-nine weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 83. It also went to number 18 on the US Billboard R&B chart.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Blondie - Eat To The Beat

Welcome to another edition of Seventies Sunday.

This month marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Eat To The Beat, the fourth studio album from Blondie. This 1979 release spent fifty-one weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 17. Around the world, it reached number 23 in Germany, number 19 in Austria, number 16 in the Netherlands, number 9 in Australia, number 6 in Canada and Norway, number 2 in Sweden, and number 1 in the UK.