August 18, 1988 |
NBC has signed an agreement with Arista Records to produce a sound track for the 1988 Summer Olympics. "The 1988 Summer Olympics Album: One Moment in Time," will feature Whitney Houston, Eric Carmen, the Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, and the Four Tops, and will be aired by NBC Sports as a backdrop during the coverage of the Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. The broadcast will reach 80 million to 90 million people daily for nearly three weeks once news coverage begins Sept 15.
January 29, 1988 |
George Michael reclaimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard magazine pop album chart, where there's still not much movement. Gladys Knight and the Pips' album, "All Our Love," is doing surprisingly well. It jumped 10 spaces to No. 47. Cher's album, "Cher," (No. 70) has been climbing steadily since its slow start. Fast-rising albums: Rick Astley's "Whenever You Need Somebody" (No.49), Keith Sweat's "Make it Last Forever" (No. 56) and Taylor Dayne's "Tell it To My Heart" (No. 55).
February 2, 2006 |
IL Divo, Simon Cowell's experiment in mixing classical vocal styles with polished pop sensibilities, has the new No. 1 album in the country with "Ancora," which sold 157,000 copies last week. Il Divo is a quartet of handsome young men (three Europeans and San Diego native David Miller) trained in opera who were selected after a two-year search.
September 1, 2009 |
The Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 and 6-3, Monday to sweep a doubleheader that drew the two smallest crowds in Great American Ball Park's history. The Reds sold only 9,087 tickets for the second game, the smallest gate in the ballpark's seven-year history. The opener, a makeup of an April 10 rainout, drew a much smaller actual crowd -- fewer than 2,000 fans. When the afternoon game began, 11 fans were scattered in the upper-deck bleachers in left field. After the fourth inning, the video board showed one fan surrounded by empty seats as Eric Carmen's "All By Myself" played over the speaker system, drawing a smattering of applause and laughs from the other fans who knew the feeling.
May 7, 1995 |
Babes in Toyland singer-guitarist Kat Bjelland bellows, vamps, wails and rants with coherent ferocity. Such seismic singing demands sturdy support, which drummer Lori Barbero and bassist Maureen Herman adeptly provide throughout the Minneapolis trio's fifth album. Fueled by the fury of a woman scorned, "Drivin' " is a stumbling, surging stream of obsessive thoughts. "22" has a Middle Eastern cast to it, with Bjelland's almost delicate, melismatic vocal fluttering over syncopated rhythms.