1987

U2 released their 5th LP “The Joshua Tree’ on March 9th, 1987. The Joshua Tree received critical acclaim, topped the charts in over 20 countries, and became the fastest-selling album in British history. According to Rolling Stone, the album increased the band’s stature “from heroes to superstars”. It produced the hit singles “With or Without […]

30 years ago today, on Nov. 21, 1987, Billy Idol reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first & only time with a cover of Tommy James and the Shondells’ “Mony Mony”. Tommy James has talked about the night he wrote the song: “True story: I had the track done […]

On Nov. 14, 1987, TV Late Night show host David Letterman had Sonny Bono and his ex-wife Cher on his show, “Late Night with David Letterman.” Even though it was set up in advance, Letterman tried to make it look like a spur of the moment thing to get them to sing together. They sang […]


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