On this day music history: February 21, 1981 - Prince makes his first appearance on NBC’s Saturday Night Live performing “Party Up”. Hosted that week by actress Charlene Tilton (“Dallas”), Prince is booked on the show on the recommendation of Eddie Murphy who becomes the breakout star of the show’s new cast. The episode becomes infamous because the expletive “f***” is said twice in the program during the live broadcast. Once by Prince during his performance, and by comedian Charles Rocket in a sketch. Rocket is fired for his infraction, while Prince’s goes largely unnoticed on the original broadcast and subsequent re-broadcasts of the program in syndication.
Doctor Sung and Commander Meouch return home
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city falls under attack, Sung scrambles to mediate, but this proves to be a
challenge since neither side can explain why they are fighting in the first
On this day in music history: October 28, 1985 - “Dead Man’s Party”, the fourth album by Oingo Boingo is released. Produced by Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek, it is recorded at Sunset Sound Factory in North Hollywood, CA from Early - Mid 1985. With bandleader Danny Elfman having released the solo project (though actually featuring members of Oingo Boingo playing on it) “So-Lo” in 1984, the L.A. based new wave band record their first album for new label MCA Records under the band name. It differs significantly from their earlier work on A&M Records, showcasing a more pop oriented sound, and more polished production courtesy of recording engineers and mixers David Leonard and Michael Frondelli. It is the bands’ most successful album, spinning off four singles including “Weird Science” (#45 Pop) which is written as the theme song for the John Hughes written and directed comedy. The title track is included in the Rodney Dangerfield comedy “Back To School in 1986, also appearing the film performing the song. "Dead Man’s Party” peaks at number ninety eight on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
On this day in music history: August 24, 1967 - Following a performance by The Who at Atwood Stadium on August 23rd, the band and numerous guests attend a birthday party held for drummer Keith Moon at the Holiday Inn in Flint, MI. The party is put on by the bands record label Decca Records and Premier Drums to celebrate the drummers 21st birthday. The celebration goes on into the early morning hours and degenerates into drunken debauchery and mayhem, with Moon leading the way. Party goers allege that a highly inebriated Moon blows up the toilet in his hotel room with a stick of dynamite, followed by setting off fire extinguishers, then taking the huge birthday cake and starting a massive food fight. The hotel manager call Sheriff’s deputies to have the party shut down. When Moon sees the police, he turns to run away and slips on a piece of cake, breaking one of his two front teeth. Still running from the police, the drummer jumps into the nearest car (allegedly either a Cadillac or Lincoln Continental) and ends up driving the car into the hotel swimming pool. The incident goes down in infamy, becoming a part of Moon’s legend, as well as earning The Who a lifetime ban from the Holiday Inn and a $50,000 bill for damages.
bin wakes up in a stranger’s bed. alternatively; the “we were both at this party and you were the designated driver but i was too drunk to give you my address so i woke up in your bed and commented on how you were way out of my league before realizing we didnt sleep together” au that literally no one asked for