Tag: 1989

Tuesday 12am: Feature LP: Skid Row (1989)

Skid Row is the debut studio album by American heavy metal band Skid Row, released on January 24, 1989 by Atlantic Records. After being noticed by manager Doc McGhee, Skid Row signed with Atlantic and began recording its debut. The album was recorded in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with producer Michael Wagener, and received favorable reviews upon its release. The band promoted Skid Row mainly as an opening act on worldwide tours by Bon Jovi and Aerosmith in 1989–1990. The album peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 and was certified 5× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1995 for shipping five million copies in the United States. It generated four singles: “Youth Gone Wild”, “18 and Life”, “I Remember You” and “Piece of Me”, all of which were accompanied by music videos and received heavy rotation on MTV. The album’s commercial and critical success made Skid Row a regular feature in rock magazines and brought the group nationwide popularity.

1. “Big Guns” 3:36
2. “Sweet Little Sister” 3:10
3. “Can’t Stand the Heartache” 3:24
4. “Piece of Me” 2:48
5. “18 and Life” 3:50
6. “Rattlesnake Shake” 3:07
7. “Youth Gone Wild” 3:18
8. “Here I Am” 3:10
9. “Makin’ a Mess” 3:38
10. “I Remember You” 5:10
11. “Midnight / Tornado” 4:17

Monday 6pm: MaxMusic 20th Century 1989 (Part1)

January 14 – Paul McCartney releases Снова в СССР (Back in the USSR) exclusively in the USSR. Bootleg copies sell for as much as US$1,000 in the United States.
January 23 – James Brown is sentenced in Georgia, USA, to six years in jail in connection with a police chase through two different states.
January 25 – Madonna files for divorce from Sean Penn after three-and-a-half years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.
January 27 – Michael Jackson ends the Bad World Tour in Los Angeles, USA.
February 12
Roy Orbison joins Elvis Presley as the only singers to ever simultaneously have two top 5 albums on the Billboard charts.
Tiny Tim launches an unsuccessful campaign to be elected mayor of New York City, USA.
February 17 – Whitesnake’s David Coverdale marries Tawny Kitaen.
March 21 – Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” music video, taped in late December 1988, attracts criticism for its use of Catholic Church iconography and for the use of cross burning imagery, but also garners praise for its interpretation of discrimination, rape, and faith. Pepsi drops Madonna as a spokesperson out of fear the video will cause religious groups to boycott the company.
April 9 – The Rolling Stones’ Bill Wyman announces that he will marry 19-year-old Mandy Smith, his girlfriend for six years.
April 12 – Michael Jackson is named “King of Pop” after receiving the Soul Train Heritage Awards.
April 28 – Jon Bon Jovi marries his high school sweetheart Dorothea Hurley at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
May 1 – California, USA jewelry store employees called the police reporting a suspicious person hanging around their store. The person turns out to be Michael Jackson shopping in disguise.
July 9 – All four original members of The Monkees reunite in Los Angeles, USA, for a concert performance at the Universal Amphitheatre. The following day the quartet attend an induction ceremony at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where they receive a star.
July 23 – Former Beatle Ringo Starr forms his own band named Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.
July 29 – The Bee Gees perform in the U.S. for the first time in 10 years as part of their One for All world tour.
August 3 – Sergio Franchi collapses before scheduled concert; dies 9 months later of brain cancer.
August 11-12 – The Moscow Music Peace Festival is held in the Soviet Union. The event is put together by Doc McGhee and the Make-A-Wish Foundation and headline acts include Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe, Skid Row, Cinderella, and the Scorpions.
August 31 – The Rolling Stones open their Steel Wheels North American tour in Philadelphia, USA.
September 9
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, designed by I. M. Pei, opens in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Madonna gives a risqué performance at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. Clad in baggy black sweatpants and a black bustier, she shocks the audience by simulating masturbation. The version of the song used in the show would later serve as the opening number of 1990’s “Blond Ambition World Tour”.
September 14 – Madonna is granted a divorce from Sean Penn.
October 15 – Media Rings Corporation, the Japanese music, video game, and software publishing company, is founded in Akasaka.
December 23 – Ice Cube leaves N.W.A after financial problems and several conflicts with their manager Jerry Heller and the group’s founder Eazy-E. By this time, Cube has been recording his solo debut album, which will be released next year.

Also in 1989

Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith leaves the band and is replaced by ex-Gillan guitarist Janick Gers who had most recently worked with Bruce Dickinson on his solo project.
Ars Musica, an annual contemporary music international festival, founded

Feature LP: Taylor Swift – 1989 (2014) 10pm ET

Taylor_Swift_-_19891989 is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on October 27, 2014, through Big Machine Records. Swift began planning this project in 2013 and continued work into 2014, during which time Swift collaborated with producers including Max Martin and Shellback. Their efforts resulted in her “first documented, official pop album”, which represents a musical departure from the country pop styles in her earlier work. The album’s title is the year Swift was born.

“Shake It Off” was released as the lead single from 1989 on August 18, 2014. It debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming Swift’s second number one single in the country and the 22nd track to debut in the peak position on that chart in Billboard history. – Wikipedia

1 Welcome to New York   3:32
2 Blank Space   3:51
3 Style   3:51
4 Out of the Woods   3:55
5 All You Had to Do Was Stay   3:13
6 Shake It Off   3:39
7 I Wish You Would   3:27
8 Bad Blood   3:31
9 Wildest Dreams   3:40
10 How You Get the Girl 4:07
11 This Love   4:10
12 I Know Places   3:15
13 Clean   4:30
14 Wonderland   4:05
15 You Are in Love   4:27
16 New Romantics   3:50

Feature Year: 1989 6pm ET

Today on Feature Year – 1989 Hits and Tunes!

January 6 – James Durbin (singer), American Idol contestant
January 10 – Donald Voorhees, American composer and musician (b. 1903) Died
January 11 – President of the United States Ronald Reagan delivers his farewell address to the nation.
January 22 – Jared Smith, American singer
January 24 – Serial killer Ted Bundy is executed in Florida’s electric chair.
January 30 – Khleo Thomas, American actor and rapper
February 14 – Vincent Crane, British musician (Atomic Rooster) (b. 1943) Died
February 26 – Roy Eldridge, American musician (b. 1911) Died
February 27 – Kelly Breeding, American singer
February 27 – Stefano Langone, American singer
March 14 – Colby O’Donis, American singer
March 22 – Karen Rodriguez, American singer
April 26 – Lucille Ball, American entertainer (b. 1911) Died
May 5 – Chris Brown, American singer and actor
May 9 – Keith Whitley, American singer (b. 1955) Died
May 15 – Johnny Green, American songwriter (b. 1908) Died
June 13 – Lisa Tucker, American singer, musical theater and television actress
June 14 – Lucy Hale, American actress and singer
June 17 – Simone Battle, American actress and singer
June 18 – Renee Olstead, American actress and singer
July 2 – Devin Tailes, American singer
July 18 – Actress Rebecca Schaeffer is murdered by an obsessed fan, leading to stricter stalking laws in California.
August 15 – Joe Jonas, American musician actor and singer
August 16–August 17 – Woodstock ’89 festival.
August 19 – Romeo, American rapper and actor
September 5 – U.S. President George H. W. Bush holds up a bag of cocaine purchased across the street at Lafayette Park, in his first televised speech to the nation.
September 8 – Avicii, Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer
September 8 – Barry Sadler, American author and musician (b. 1940) Died
September 21 – Jason Derulo, American singer-songwriter. actor
September 22 – Irving Berlin, American composer (b. 1888) Died
September 30 – Virgil Thomson, American composer (b. 1896) Died
November 24 – Jordan Witzigreuter, American singer/songwriter (The Ready Set)
December 11 – Lindsay Crosby, American singer and actor (b. 1938) Died
December 13 – Taylor Swift, American singer
December 22 – Jordin Sparks, American singer