On today’s date in 1985, Power Station played at Spectrum in Philadelphia.
Also on this date, but in the year 2012, Duran Duran played at the Durham Performing Arts Center in none other than Durham, North Carolina! This, my friends…was a great show, and the night began with a fantastic meet up at the West End Wine Bar just a couple of blocks away from DPAC in Durham. Approximately 100 Duran fans came to the meet-up before the show and began the party with Stolen Leopards (a Duran-inspired drink created for that evening by the bar), mingling, and even a little Duran in the background and on TV screens over the bar as an appetizer for what was to come later. It was a great time, and we continue to thank Karen Booth and Kim Buchanan for helping us organize and plan such a great meet-up. Let’s do it again!!! -R
On today’s date in 1985, a little band named Power Station played the Fox Theater in St. Louis, Missouri.
Also on this date in 1993, a very wise blogger-to-be by the name of Amanda went to her very first Duran Duran show at the World Music Theater in Chicago, Illinois. Fun fact: when Amanda saw the band at this show, she felt the spark was gone and that maybe it was time that the band just hang it up. Let’s all take time to chuckle over that while we’re waiting for #DD14, shall we?!?
On this date in 1985, the American Top 40 charts featured A View to a Kill at number 11 and Power Station’s Get It On at number 9. Clearly, at this time, everything that they did was successful. For John and Andy, they had two massive hits on their hands. As we know, A View to a Kill peaked at number one and was on the Hot 100 singles chart for 17 weeks. Get It On, on the other hand, peaked at this number 9 position and was on the charts for 15 weeks.
In order to celebrate these two hits, let’s watch a couple of clips of them!
On this date in 1985, the Power Station album peaked at number 6 in the United States. The album was on the Billboard Top 200 chart for 44 weeks and featured three singles on the Hot 100 chart. The three singles were: Some Like It Hot (peaked at number 6), Get It On (peaked at number 9), and Communication (peaked at number 34). Beyond the Billboard Top 200 album chart and the Hot 100 single chart, it also appeared on the Dance Club Songs chart and the Mainstream Rock Songs chart. The Mainstream Rock Songs chart had both Get It On (peaked at 19) and Some Like It Hot (peaked at 34). Some Like It Hot and the Heat Is On peaked at 17 on the Dance Club Songs chart.
On that note, let’s watch a little Some Like It Hot: