Tuesday, January 21, 2014

January 21, 2014

BON JOVI...Bon Jovi  (1984)
Bon Jovi was released 30 years ago today in 1984.  It reached number 43 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.  It is the debut album from this New Jersey based band, and a fine one at that. The opening track, 'Runaway,' was the only track I had ever heard before, as it became a rock radio favorite after their album "Slippery When Wet" became such a huge success.  I do need to tell you that 'Runaway' is not the best track on the record as the next track 'Roulette' is a good rocker and is much better. Another highlight is 'Breakout.' A good rock 'n' roll album that has that 80's hair band sound, which is cool because that's always been good no matter how much it gets ridiculed
(CD, vinyl, Allmusic review)

Mark Trojanowski from Sister Hazel is 44; Chris Kilmore from Incubus is 41;

1941 Richie Havens is born in Brooklyn, New York.  Havens died in 2013
1966 George Harrison married Patti Boyd
1987 Eddie Cochran, Roy Orbison, B.B. King and Bo Diddley are inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
1990 MTV Unplugged premieres with Squeeze
1997 Elvis Presley’s manager, Col. Tom Parker, dies at the age of 87
2003 Journey gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2004 The recording industry sued 532 computer users it said were illegally distributing songs over the Internet
2006 As Bon Jovi's Boeing 707 lands in Hamilton, Canada it skids off the runway. No injuries and that night's show goes on
2008 Ringo Starr appears on the 'Late Show With David Letterman' on CBS
2009 Five Finger Death Punch announce that Jason Hook has replaced Darrell Roberts
2012 Deen Castronovo of Journey is arrested and charged with coercion, fourth-degree assault, criminal mischief in the second degree, interfering with making a report, and harassment. Castronova was released after posting his $52,500 bail

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