1985 – Heart hits #10 with “What About Love” today in rock history!
1985 – Aerosmith played at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin, the first night on their 89 date Done With Mirrors Tour.
1985 – Bob Dylan films his video to “When the Night Comes Falling” in a Hollywood gymnasium.
1985 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Power of Love,” Huey Lewis & the News. The millionselling single, which is featured in the hit film “Back to the Future,” is the band’s first No. 1 song.
1985 – The Power of Love (Huey Lewis & The News) was a hit.
1985 – Madonna marries actor Sean Penn. They divorce in 1989.
1985 – Michael Jackson outbids Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono, at $47.5 million, to obtain catalog rights to 250 songs written by Lennon and McCartney.
1985 – Kyu Sakamoto was killed in a plane crash when JAL Flight 123, a 747, crashed and burned on a thickly wooded mountain about 60 miles northwest of Tokyo. He was 43. He had the 1963 US No.1 & UK No.6 single ‘Sukiyaki’, the first Japanese artist to hit the top of the US […]
1985 – Simon LeBon’s yacht, Drum, capsizes whilst competing in a race. LeBon is trapped under the hull for 40 minutes before the Royal Navy rescues him.
1985 – After Paul McCartney advises him to invest in a music catalog, Michael Jackson buys ATV’s for $47.5 million. The catalog contains 251 Beatles songs written by Lennon and McCartney. Michael Broke a sacred trust amoung artists… turned corporate on McCartney after trying to help him. Disgusting. This is one of those items which […]
1985 – Canadian singer, guitarist Bryan Adams scored his first US No.1 album with ‘Reckless.’
1985 – ‘Money for Nothing’ by Dire Straits peaked at No.4 on the UK singles chart. Notable for its groundbreaking music video and a cameo appearance by Sting singing the song’s falsetto introduction and backing chorus, “I want my MTV” who also co-wrote the song with Mark Knopfler. The video was also the first to […]