20 June 2021
Artists: STARS ON 45
Who: A Dutch novelty studio pop act.
Scored a series of mega hits with disco
fueled medleys of hits’ titles of Abba,
The Stones, Stevie Wonder and many more.
Single: BEATLES MEDLEY
Score: #1 in the US 40 years ago today – 20 June 1981
Ironically, in the in heydays of post-punk, new and darkwave.
Shake your hips, folks…
STARS ON 45: History
11 June 2021
THE ROLLING STONES topped the US Singles Chart with
PAINT IT, BLACK 55 years today on 11 June 1966.
A haunting, dark, and ominous masterstroke. The Stones
at their very mystical best. It also hit the top spot in the UK
and several countries in Europe.
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
Today 52 years ago, on 11 June 1969, The Fab Four (in this case only Paul and John were involved) topped the UK Singles Chart with BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO. Actually one of my all-time favorite Lennon classics. It was the band’s 17th and final Numero Uno in their native country. The song tells the story of the eventful days of the marriage of the late genius and his muse Yoko Ono. It stills sounds brilliant.
Christ, you know it ain’t easy
You know how hard it can be
The way things are going
They’re gonna crucify me…
THE BEATLES: Website
1987 – the year of 3 all-time favorite movies of Turn Up The Volume.
ANGEL HEART – with Robert De Niro & Mickey Rourke.
And again a year of sonic
Turn Up The Volume‘s selection
of 25 ace tracks from 1987…
Rolling Stone’s best single of 1987
NME‘s best single of 1987
Back in time…
1986 – the catastrophe at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. Four hundred
times more radioactive material was released from Chernobyl than by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki together.
1986 in music – a varied palette of indie and mainstream stuff by the likes of The Fall, Talking Heads, Hüsker Dü, Peter Gabriel, A Certain Ratio, New Order, The Cramps and many more.
Turn Up The Volume‘s
25 ace tracks of 1986
NME‘s best single of 1986 – KISS by PRINCE
Rolling Stone‘s best single of 1986 – also KISS by PRINCE
Top singles from the past
4 May 2021
Artist: ROBERT PALMER (Batley, England)
19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003 – only 54
Single: ADDICTED TO LOVE
Score: #1 on the US Singles Chart
35 years ago today – 4 May 2021
Note: The accompanying clip was a remarkable/memorable event in itself with Palmer backed by a group of sensual moving mannequins looking like robots with pale skin, red lips, layers of make-up, staring eyes and a cold, yet utterly cool expression on their face, following the style of women in the paintings of the late American artist Patrick Nagel.
Here comes the heat…
ROBERT PALMER: Facebook
Top singles from the past…
3 May 2021
Released: 15 March 1980
Note: The song was an ode to American
soul singer Geno Washington
Album: Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
Debut LP – peaked at #6 in the UK
Score: #1 in the UK on 3 May 1980 – 41 years ago
Top Of The Pops performance…
Top singles from the past…
28 April 2021
Single: DER MUSSOLINI
D.A.F: “We just wanted to provoke, instead of doing
what everybody was doing and it worked perfectly.”
Released: 28 April 1981 – 40 years ago
Album: Alles Ist Gut
D.A.F: All Albums
Live in Belgium (2016 – pic by Turn Up The Volume!)