The British Invasion Of The 1980's

Jul 5, 2013

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When people think of the British Invasion in musical terms one usually is referring to the 1960’s. CBS News.com  takes us back to the second British Invasion, the one from the 1980's.

“In 1983, no other single artist had a more spectacular year than Michael Jackson, who without question ruled the music charts. With the release of his blockbuster album "Thriller" in November 1982, Jackson scored seven Top 10 hits the following year, including three No. 1 songs. Along with his show-stopping performance on the "Motown 25" TV special and his iconic music videos for "Billie Jean" and "Beat It," Jackson became an unavoidable pop culture phenomenon; he would later snag eight Grammy Awards in 1984.” Read more:


Other links of interest:
Miles Davis in the 80's (Interview)
Reggae Dancehall Superstars of the 80's
Early 80’s Jazz-Funk & Fusion