1988 – Janet Jackson started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Together Again’.
1988 – appearing at The Mean Fiddler, London, England, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
1988 – Terence Trent D’arby went back to No.1 on the UK album chart for an 8 week run with Introducing ‘The Hardline To Terence Trent D’arby’.
1988 – during a court case involving Holly Johnson and ZTT Records it was revealed that Frankie Goes To Hollywood had not played on their hits ‘Relax’ and ‘Two Tribes’. The court was told that top session musicians were used to make the records.
1988 – INXS had their first US No.1 hit single with ‘Need You Tonight’.
1988 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Need You Tonight,” INXS. The group is only the third from Australia – and the first in five years – to top the pop chart.
1988 – Eleven years after it was released, The Sex Pistols album ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’ went Gold in the US with sales over 500,000.
1988 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “The Way You Make Me Feel,” Michael Jackson. The song is the third consecutive No. 1 hit from Jackson’s album “Bad,” the first time an artist accomplishes that feat.
1988 – Nirvana records a ten-song demo tape with the godfather of grunge, legendary Seattle producer Jack Endino. The Melvins’ Dale Crover sits in on drums. Sub Pop cohoncho Jonathan Poneman hears the tape and offers to put out a Nirvana single. They accept.
1988 – Faith No More made their live UK debut at Dingwalls, London at the start of a 13-date tour.
1988 – The Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Drifters, Bob Dylan and the Supremes are among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Drifters, Berry Gordy Jr., the Supremes, Les Paul, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly. Beach […]