INVISIBLE TOUCH – GENESIS – 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 to find a half bottle of moonshine.
•    Mike Tyson becomes the youngest Heavyweight Champion in history

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
•    MOVIES: “Platoon”, “Top Gun” & “Aliens”.
•    T.V.: “The Cosby Show” “Family Ties”, “Cheers”
•    Tonight Show host Johnny Carson’s good friend occasional guest Tonight Show host, Joan Rivers, started a late night talk show on FOX. He never spoke to her again.
•    Peter Gabriel’s stop-motion music video for Sledgehammer raised the bar for video production
•    Aerosmith and Run DMC mixed rock and hip hop with Walk This Way.
•    Microsoft introduces “Windows”
•    1986 was the International Year of Peace.
•    “Hands Across America” was an idea to bring attention to famine in Africa & homelessness here in the U.S.  Over six million people participated and at 3:00 EST, radio stations across America played the song Hands Across America.

DEAD
•    Donna Reed
•    Desi Arnaz
•    Cary Grant

#1@1
•    This is the title track of the “Invisible Touch” album the 13th studio by Genesis.
•     It by far the most commercially successful album of their career, eventually selling over 15 million copies worldwide.
•    This is their only number one song.
•    “Invisible Touch” came about during a jam for the second part of “Domino,” which happens to be the “B”side of the single. Mike Rutherford played a riff while Collins improvised the line “She seems to have an invisible touch.”
•    Here’s Genesis with “Invisible Touch” your #1 @ 1 from July 1986.


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