Monday, November 25, 2013

Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth

One of Sonic Youth's best albums, Daydream Nation is from 1988. The album is one of the strongest from the 80s and still sounds very modern today.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Live Aid

Live Aid was a July 13th, 1985 concert held for Ethiopian famine. It was held in two different locations simultaneously; Wembley Stadium in London and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia. The concerts featured major music artists. Sade, Phil Collins, Sting, U2, Queen, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Black Sabbath, Duran Duran, and many others.

The Phantom of the Opera

The musical The Phantom of the Opera opened on Broadway on January, 26th 1988. It is still running today after over 10,000 performances. It is the longest running show in Broadway history. Today, The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most famous musicals in the world.

Friday, November 22, 2013

USA for Africa

USA for Africa, a group of over 40 music artists; including Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Diana Ross, and many others who recorded the song "We Are the World" in 1985. The song was to help with humanitarian aid in Africa. The single sold over 15 million copies around the world.

Michael Jackson's Thriller

Released in 1983, Michael Jackson's Thriller is an almost 14 minute long music video for his song "Thriller". The video is famous for its zombie dance sequence. It is now considered one of the best music videos ever made.


The musical Cats opened on Broadway on October, 7th 1982. It ran until September 10th, 2000. After 7,485 performances at the Winter Garden Theater, it is the second longest running show in Broadway history. Today, Cats is one of the most famous musicals in the world.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Strawberry Fields

Opening in 1985, Strawberry Fields is a 2.5 acre memorial located in Central Park in New York City, dedicated to the memory of John Lennon. Strawberry Fields is named after The Beatles song "Strawberry Fields Forever".

Second British Invasion

The Second British Invasion happened in the mid 1980s when music artists from the United Kingdom became popular in the United States. Some of the artists are A Flock of Seagulls, Culture Club, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, The Human League, and Wham!.