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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Night at the Opry

This past weekend, we took a family trip down to Nashville, TN. Our son was playing in the Yu-Gi-Oh Nationals card tournament, so my wife and I decided to take in the tourist sites of the city. Top on the list was, of course, a visit to the Grand Ole Opry.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Queen - The Game

Today (June 30th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of The Game, the eighth studio album from Queen. It went to number 17 in France, number 11 in Australia and New Zealand, number 10 in Italy, number 7 in Sweden, number 5 in Austria and Japan, number 2 in Germany and Norway, and number 1 in Canada, the Netherlands, and the UK. Here in the US, it went to number 8 on the Billboard R&B chart and number 1 on the US Billboard Album chart. It spent forty-three weeks on that latter chart, with five weeks at the top spot.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Huey Lewis and the News - Huey Lewis and the News (35th anniversary)


Today (June 25th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the self-titled debut album from Huey Lewis and the News. The record only spent three weeks on the US Billboard album chart, peaking at number 203.

For my full review, click here.

For even more of Huey Lewis and the News, click here.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Mötley Crüe - Theatre of Pain

Today (June 21st) marks the thirtieth anniversary of Theatre of Pain, the third studio album from Mötley Crüe. This multi-Platinum seller went to number 44 in Germany, number 39 in Australia, number 36 in the UK, number 25 in Switzerland, number 11 in Canada, number 7 in Sweden and number 6 on the US Billboard Album chart. it spent a total of seventy-two weeks on the latter chart. The album is dedicated to Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley of Hanoi Rocks who was killed in a car crash that also saw Vince Neil's arrest for manslaughter on a drunk driving charge.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Blues Brothers (soundtrack) (35th anniversary)

Welcome to another edition of Soundtrack Saturday.

Today (June 20th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the release of the soundtrack album from The Blues Brothers. The record spent a total of nineteen weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 13.

For my complete review, click here.

For my review of their 1978 debut album Briefcase Full of Blues, click here.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Dare to Be Stupid

Today (June 18th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of Dare to Be Stupid, the third studio album from "Weird Al" Yankovic. The Platinum seller went to number 55 in Canada and number 50 on the US Billboard Album chart (with a sixteen week total run on that chart).

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ready For the World - Ready For the World (30th anniversary)

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of the self-titled debut album from Ready For the World. This 1985 release peaked at number 17 on the US Billboard Album chart with a forty-eight week total run on that chart.

For the complete low down on this R&B smash, click here.