Tag: 1986

Monday 6pm: MaxMusic 20th Century – 1986 (Part 1)

January 30 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame holds its first induction ceremony with many rock pioneers attending.
May 28 – The Monkees held a press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City to officially announce that they would embark on a 100-plus city tour. The tour became one of the biggest grossing tours of the year.
June 10 – Bob Geldof is awarded with a knighthood in recognition of his work in organizing Live Aid and other concerts that raised millions of dollars for the starving people of Africa.
June 30 – Madonna releases her “True Blue” album, which tops the charts in over 28 countries & becomes the best selling album of 1986.
September 27 – A tour bus carrying the heavy metal band Metallica crashes in Sweden, killing their influential bassist, Cliff Burton.
November 17–18 – Billy Eckstine makes his final recordings, later released on his album Billy Eckstine Sings with Benny Carter.
December 12 – The Smiths play Brixton Academy, their last ever gig before their dissolution.
Approximate date – Axé (music) originates in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Feature Year: 1986 (Part 1 9am – Part 2 9pm ET)

1986We feature the music of 1986.

January 23 – The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame takes place. The first artists to be honoured are Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley.
February 21 – The Dead Kennedys play their last concert at UC Davis in Davis, California, USA.
February 23 – In honor of the 20th anniversary of The Monkees‘ first appearance on television, MTV broadcasts Pleasant Valley Sunday, a 22-hour marathon of Monkees episodes.
March 15 – “Heartbeat ’86”, a charity concert for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, is held at the NEC. Performers include Roy Wood, UB40, The Moody Blues, Electric Light Orchestra and Robert Plant. George Harrison makes a surprise appearance playing Johnny B. Goode with everyone at the end of the show.
March 27 – Van Halen opens its 5150 tour, the first with new lead singer Sammy Hagar.
April 5 – Jean-Michel Jarre performs his wide-scale open-air concert downtown Houston.
April 12 – Former Go’s-Go’s singer Belinda Carlisle marries actor Morgan Mason.
May 2 – Country music superstar Dolly Parton opens her Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA.
May 3 – At the age of 13, Sandra Kim becomes the youngest-ever performer to win the Eurovision Song Contest. The winning entry at the 31st annual contest (held in Bergen, Norway) is titled “J’aime la vie”, and is Belgium’s only winning entry to date.
May 5 – In New York, USA, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame chairman Ahmet Ertegün announces that Cleveland, Ohio has been chosen as the city where the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be built
May 10 – Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe marries actress Heather Locklear.
May 25 – Norwegian band a-ha wins a record-breaking eight awards at the MTV Video Music Awards show.
May 30 – The Monkees begin their highly successful 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour
June 4–15 – U2, Sting, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, the Neville Brothers, and Bryan Adams stage the A Conspiracy of Hope Tour in the United States on behalf of Amnesty International, playing five cities on the tour. The final show at New Jersey’s Giants Stadium is televised live, and the above-mentioned performers are joined by Joni Mitchell, Howard Jones, Yoko Ono, Third World, and Carlos Santana, as well as the other members of The Police.
June 30- Madonna releases her “True Blue” album, tops the charts in over 28 countries & becomes the best selling album of 1986.
June 6 – After 29 years, CHUM (AM) in Toronto, Canada drops its legendary Top 40 format in favor of gold-based adult contemporary music. Additionally, the final CHUM Chart is published (with Madonna’s “Live To Tell” the final number one song).
June 7 – Queen starts The Magic Tour which becomes their final tour with all original member and also their most successful tour.
June- Repulsion first records the demo ‘Slaughter of the Innocent, which would be remixed and released in 1989 as the landmark death metal/grindcore album “Horrified”.
June 27 – Black Flag play their last concert, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
August 28 – Tina Turner receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
September 27 – A tour bus carrying the heavy metal band Metallica crashes in Sweden, killing their influential bassist, Cliff Burton.
October – The Smiths play their final gig as a five-piece.
October 20 – Duran Duran begin their career as a three piece with the release of the “Notorious” single.
November 12 – John Farnham releases the album “Whispering Jack”, which becomes the highest selling album in Australia’s history, featuring the single from the previous year, “You’re the Voice”.
November 15 – The Beastie Boys release their first studio album Licensed To Ill, which goes onto become the first Hip Hop album to reach number one in the U.S.A. It eventually goes onto become one of the most influential and important Hip Hop albums of the 1980s.
December 31 – The fifteenth annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special airs on ABC, with appearances by The Bangles, Commodores, The Jets, Barry Manilow, Miami Sound Machine and Smokey Robinson.

Also in 1986
Jello Biafra/Dead Kennedys taken to court by the PMRC for content in their album Frankenchrist; Biafra wins.
Garth Brooks marries his first wife, Sandy.
Italian singer Ernesto Bonino loses his voice after a surgical intervention.
Alice Cooper returns to the mainstream after a two-year break. The Nightmare Returns Tour goes on to become one of the best selling tours of 1986.


(Source: Wikipedia)


Feature Year: 1986 6pm ET

This edition features the hits and tunes of 1986.

January 2 – Trombone Shorty, American jazz musician
January 3 – Lloyd, American R&B recording artist
January 6 – Alex Turner, English musician, member of Arctic Monkeys
January 9 – After losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak leaves the instant camera business.
January 19 – The first PC virus, Brain, starts to spread.
January 28 – STS-51-L: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates 73 seconds after launch, killing the crew of 7 astronauts, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe
February 21 – Charlotte Church, Welsh singer, actress and television presenter
February 23 – Skylar Grey, American musician
March 3 – Stacie Orrico, American singer
March 4 – Richard Manuel, Canadian musician (The Band) (b. 1943) Died
March 4 – Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (b. 1936) Died
March 31 – O’Kelly Isley, American singer of The Isley Brothers (b. 1937) Died
April 1 – Hillary Scott, American singer/songwriter (Lady Antebellum)
April 2 – Lee DeWyze, American singer/songwriter
April 21 – Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone’s secret vault on The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vault, discovering only a bottle of moonshine.
April 23 – Harold Arlen, American music composer (b. 1905) Died
April 27 – “Captain Midnight” interrupts the HBO satellite feed.
May 19 – Jimmy Lyons, American musician (b. 1931) Died
May 25 – Hands Across America: At least 5,000,000 people form a human chain from New York City to Long Beach, California, to raise money to fight hunger and homelessness.
May 27 – the game credited as setting the template for role-playing video games, Dragon Quest is released in Japan.
June 13 – Benny Goodman, American jazz musician (b. 1909) Died
June 17 – Kate Smith, American singer (b. 1907) Died
June 27 – Drake Bell, American actor and singer
June 27 – Kellie Pickler, American singer
July 3 – Rudy Vallée, American singer, actor, and bandleader (b. 1901) Died
July 5 – Adam Young, American singer
July 31 – Teddy Wilson, American jazz pianist (b. 1912) Died
August 21 – Thad Jones, American jazz musician (b. 1923) Died
August 26 – Cassie Ventura, American pop and R&B singer
August 27 – Mario, R&B singer and actor
August 30 – Ryan Ross, guitarist (Panic at the Disco)
August 30 – Theo Hutchcraft, British pop musician
September 8 – The worldwide premiere of The Oprah Winfrey Show
September 27 – Cliff Burton, American bassist (Metallica) (b. 1962) Died
October 7 – Slayer releases their album Reign in Blood
October 22 – In New York City, WNBC Radio’s traffic helicopter crashes into the Hudson River, killing traffic reporter Jane Dornacker. The last words heard on-the-air were Dornacker’s screams of terror, “Hit the water! Hit the water! Hit the water!”
Ovtober 27 – World Series: The New York Mets defeat the Boston Red Sox in 7 games. This is the second world series title in the Mets franchise. It is also remembered for Game 6, when Bill Buckner lets a routine ground ball hit by Mookie Wilson roll through his legs, letting the Mets win and pull even with the Red Sox in the series.
October 28 – Tamar Kaprelian, Armenian American musician and singer
November 12 – Australian singer John Farnham releases the album Whispering Jack, which becomes the highest selling album in Australia’s history.
November 22 – Mike Tyson wins his first world boxing title by defeating Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas.
November 22 – Scatman Crothers, American actor, musician (b. 1910)
November 25 – Katie Cassidy, American singer and model
December 2 – Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born actor (b. 1917)