Today, 36 years ago, the eponymous debut studio album the Smiths was released by Rough Trade Records.
Produced by John Porter the album was well received by critics and listeners. It established the Smiths as a prominent band in the 1980s music scene in the UK.
On this date, 41 years ago, Lene Lovich re-released âLucky Numberâ. Originally released as a B-side for Lovichâs cover of âI Think Weâre Alone Nowâ, the song was re-released on 26 January 1979 as an A-side and became the lead single of her debut studio album Stateless. "Lucky Number" became a defining song and made her a leading figure of the new wave genre.
At a quick glance I see Billy Idol, Limahl, Grace Jones, Adam Ant, Robert Smith, David Bowie, Simon Le Bon, that "Voices Carry" girl, Nick Rhodes, Chrissie Hynde, Mark Mothersbaugh, the Culture Club frontman, Howard Jones, ... can you find Morrissey?
Today, 18 years ago, Stuart Adamson was found dead in Hawaii a month after disappearing from his home. The lead singer of Big Country's body was found in a closet in his room at the Best Western Plaza Hotel in Honolulu.