Let’s face it, 80s music was the best. People from all walks of life and all over the world still listen to it today. With the launching of MTV, music videos became an integral part of the music industry. For the first time ever, people regularly “watched” their favorite songs on TV. The second British invasion introduced the world to amazing bands such as Duran Duran and The Culture Club. Heavy Metal went mainstream with Quiet Riot’s Metal Health topping the charts on the Billboard 200. And who can forget Michael Jackson’s Thriller album, which was – and still is, the world’s best selling album with 66 million copies sold to date! Our 80s Music category provides a deeper insight to the 1980s music scene. Articles will range on the making of iconic albums, “best of” selections, and inside scoops on famous artists and bands of that era.
In 1984, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in an auto accident. This is the story of how it happened and his inspiring recovery and comeback.