Episode 187: Time to celebrate the year 1987 by investigating some of the albums that were released in 1987! Teen queen Debbie Gibson burst onto the scene in that year, but even though she was young, it wasn't exactly an overnight success. Out of the Blue was a smash, but just how involved was young Debbie in the making of the record? (Answer: very!)
Three seasoned vets joined forces to record the beautiful album Trio, but the plans started way before 1987. Thank the heavens that their schedules finally freed up!
And a superstar followed up a blockbuster 1984 album with a decidedly different tone. Did it set the charts on fire?
Finally, the Purple One recorded but DIDN'T release an album in 1987. Find out what forces were at work to keep the album from seeing the light of day.