1985 Radio Oldies

In 1985

* Live Aid pop concerts, 'We Are The World', in Philadelphia and London raise over 50 million for famine relief in Ethiopia.

* Rock Hudson dies of AIDS at age 59. He's the first major star to fall victim to the disease.

* Coca-Cola attempts to change its 99-year-old formula in an effort to attract younger drinkers. "New" Coke is poorly received, and the company soon reintroduces the original, "Classic" beverage.

* Madonna launches her first road show, the Virgin Tour.

* Michael Jackson Buys ATV Music and every Beatles Song for $47 million dollars.

* Soviet leader Chernenko dies at 73 and is replaced by Mikhail Gorbachev, 54 (March 11).

* British scientists report the opening of an enormous hole in the earth's ozone layer over Antarctica.

* Compact Discs are introduced to American Consumers.

* The Titanic was found, 370 miles from Newfoundland.

* Microsoft Corporation releases the first version of Windows.

* 8.1 Richter scale earthquake strikes Mexico City. More than 9,000 people are killed.

* Ricky Nelson was killed in an airplane crash.

Hits of 1985

Billboard FM 1985

Hits of 1985

* I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner
* Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
* Take On Me - Aha
* We Are The World - U.S.A. For Africa
* Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
* The Heat Is On - Glen Frye
* We Built This City - Starship
* The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis
* Loverboy - Bill Ocean
* Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston
* Heaven - Bryan Adams
* Sea Of Love - The Honeydrippers
* Freeway Of Love - Aretha Franklin
* Born In The U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
* The Boys Of Summer - Don Henley
* Material Girl - Madonna
* Smooth Operator - Sade
* Rasberry Beret - Prince
* Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen

Way Back

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