One man's view of music - past, present, and future. A look at recordings and music from many genres
from the Mad Doctor of Musical Mayhem
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Billy Idol: Sweet Sixteen
I am going to deviate from our normal Thursday feature today to honor the 16th birthday of my youngest daughter. “Sweet Sixteen” is a special birthday and although the lyrics of Billy Idol’s 1987 hit don’t correlate with a father’s love, “I’d do anything for my Sweet Sixteen.”
From Idol’s “Whiplash Smile” album released in 1986, the single peaked at #20 on the Hot 100 and at #26 on the rock charts. Happy Birthday Sweetie.
Eighty-five more posts until "Reading Between the Grooves" retires.
Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Science at Alderson Broaddus University and graduate faculty member at Concordia University-Portland.
Graduate of Marshall University, West Virginia University, Kentucky Christian University and Mountain State University.
Senior Certified WebCT/Blackboard Trainer and Blackboard CE/Vista Product Specialist.
Dissertation on institutional rebranding (see newriver.net) was the 2009 international winner of the Alice L. Beeman Dissertation Award for Outstanding Research in Communications and Marketing for Higher Education Advancement and was the 2008 Leo and Margaret Goodman-Malamuth Outstanding Dissertation Award for Research in Higher Education Administration.
Placed as a winner in five Active Industry Research Contemporary Hit Radio "Pick the Hits" competitions from 1983 through 1987. Each competition had 31 winners. Placed 2nd (1st among radio participants), 6th, 10th (twice), and 21st in the five competitions.
Awarded 14 gold & platinum records and an international sales award from various record companies.