In June of 1988 Abduls Forever Your Girl album is released on Virgin Records

In june of 1988 abduls forever your girl album is

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In June of 1988, Abdul’s Forever Your Girl album is released on Virgin Records, with the #1 single “Straight Up” - “Opposites Attract” is from the Forever Your Girl album - The track was recorded in 1988 and released the next year as a single - The effective dance-oriented groove runs throughout the song, with a variety of synths and harmonies - In 2002, Abdul starts her stint as a co-host on TV’s American Idol - Abdul returned to reality TV in The X Factor in 2011 and 2012 - Recently, Abdul appeared on TV in versions of So You Think You Can Dance Blues Rock Bonnie Raitt - Vocalist and guitarist Bonnie Raitt was born in 1949 in Burbank, CA - She blended Blues with Pop and Rock to become one of the founding mothers of Blues Rock - She was inspired by Folk and Blues women like Odetta and Joan Baez - Raitt begins to develop her slide guitar technique, derived from Rural Blues artists such as Robert Johnson - In 1970, Raitt joins Buddy Guy and Junior Wells when they open for the Rolling Stones’ European tour - In 1971, the Bonnie Raitt album is released, covering music from Blues to instrumental - Raitt called her 1989 Nick of Time album her first “sober” album, and it’s a huge success, her first #1 album - Raitt’s 1991 Luck of the Draw album hits #2 and sells three million copies - Raitt serves as co-producer, co-writing four songs
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11 - She wins three additional Grammy Awards - Her first Top 20 hit was “Something to Talk About,” her first single from Luck of the Draw - Recorded in 1990 and released the next year, this track is one of her most popular songs, winning a Grammy - The bluesy verse enters with great background vocal pads and parallel harmonies answering the lead - In 2000, she is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Influencing many young performers, Raitt redefined the role of women in contemporary Blues Melissa Etheridge - Melissa Etheridge was born in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1961 - With her acoustic guitar and raw, impassioned delivery, she is a rocker in the gutsy manner of Janis Joplin - She received her first guitar at age 8 and fronted a country band at age 12 - The Melissa Etheridge album from 1988 features a celebrated voice for those who hurt - Her Yes I Am album, released in 1993, is considered her mainstream breakout release - “I’m the Only One” appears on the Yes I Am album - The single went to #8 on the charts - Bluesy acoustic guitar sets the tempo and feel as the band enters with electric guitar, bass, and drums Adult Contemporary K D Lang - Katherine Dawn Lang was born in Consort, Alberta, Canada in 1961 - Although Lang adopts a tomboy look, she lands the role of Patsy Cline in the Country Chorale stage show - Land starts her own group, The Reclines, and has a strong local following - 1984 sees the release of A Truly Western Experience on a local label, which is co-produced by Lang - 1985, Lang wins a Juno award for most promising female vocalist - Lang’s 1987 major debut, Angel With a Lariat, received good critical notices, but sold slowly - Radio programmers shied away from giving airplay to Lang’s records -
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