ADDICTED TO LOVE – ROBERT PALMER – 1986

 

NEWS
•    We were stunned at the sight over Cape Canaveral Florida in early 1986 as the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after take off killing all 7 astronauts on board.
•    The Russians launched the Mir space station into orbit
•    The world’s worst nuclear disaster took place at Chernobyl.
•    We watched as Al Capone’s secret vault was opened only be disappointed to find nothing of relevance.
•    “Captain Midnight” was technically savvy enough to interrupt HBO’s satellite feed for nearly 5 minutes.

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
•    MOVIES: “Platoon”, “Top Gun” & “Aliens”.
•    T.V.: “A.M. Chicago” changed its name to “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and Frank Zappa appeared on an episode of “Miami Vice.” Also, popular, Family Ties, Cheers, Murder She Wrote and The Cosby Show
•    Microsoft introduces “Windows”
•    1986 was the International Year of Peace.
•    “Hands Across America” took place the point was to bring attention to famine in Africa & homelessness here in the U.S.  

DEAD
•    Donna Reed
•    Desi Arnaz
•    Cary Grant

#1@1
•    On the Riptide album, This song has now become known as his signature song.
•    Originally intended to be a duet with Chaka Khan, her record company at the time wouldn’t grant her a release to work on Palmer’s label.
•    The song also featured Palmer’s Power Station bandmates Andy Taylor and Tony Thompson providing guitar and drum services.
•    The music video ranked at number 3 on VH1’s Top 20 Videos of the 1980s.
•    Palmer won a Grammy Award for the song in 1987.
•    Here’s Robert Palmer with “Addicted to Love” your #1 @ 1 from May 1986.


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