July 9, 2014
Sure, there were some big news events that happened in 1984: Ronald Regan was re-elected president, Mary Lou Retton rocked the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and, you know, Mark Zuckerberg was born. But it was also a gigantic year for music, as Madonna, George Michael and Bruce Springsteen released now classics. And that's the beginning. Here's 30 songs released in 1984 that defined the year. 1. "I Just Called To Say I Love You," Stevie Wonder Slightly cheesy?
July 24, 2008
George Michael After a 17-year hiatus, British rocker George Michael returns to North America on the third leg of his "25 Live" tour, his first visit to the States since 1991. Hits like "Faith" and "Monkey" made Michael a star, and his wild lifestyle kept him in the headlines for much of the '80s and early '90s. His newest release, Twenty Five, features new songs, including a duet with Beatles legend Paul McCartney, and old hits. Michael performs on Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Verizon Center, 601 F St. N.W., Washington.
October 20, 1999
Richard M. Cornwell, 80, salesman and farmerRichard M. Cornwell, a salesman and farmer, died Friday of unknown causes at Greater Baltimore Medical Center two days after a hernia operation in York, Pa. He was 80.Since 1964, he had lived on an 85-acre farm in White Hall, where he grew wheat, corn and soybeans and raised beef cattle.He was born in Alexandria, Va., but spent most of his youth in Riverdale and Hyattsville, graduating from Hyattsville High School.A chief petty officer in the Navy, he was stationed in the Pacific during World War II. After he was discharged in November 1945, he worked as a radio announcer in Tarboro, N.C., before moving to Baltimore about 1950.
September 14, 1990
ALWAYS Pebbles (MCA 10025)If producers L.A. and Babyface are the Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis of West Coast R&B, then Pebbles is their Janet Jackson. Good as the analogy is, though, it isn't enough to make "Always" the California equivalent of Jackson's "Rhythm Nation." Granted, this album does boast a similar assortment of issue-oriented dance songs ("Say a Prayer for Me") and gooey love ballads ("Why Do I Believe"). But instead of the muscular insistence of Jackson's music, Pebbles prefers a softer sell, one which takes its strength from subtle soulfulness.
September 7, 2003
On September 5, 2003, GEORGE MICHAEL (Mike) POORMAN, age 88; beloved husband of the late Matilda L. Poorman (nee Massold) and Betty Poorman (nee Sigmund); devoted father of Dinah Brewington and her husband Allen, of Las Vegas, NV, Michael Poorman and his wife Nancy of Yoe, PA, Lorraine Goethaels and her husband Jean Pierre and Julie Wittelsberger and her husband Raymond; loving grandfather of eleven and great grandfather of seven. The family will receive friends at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (beltway exit 26A)
April 29, 2004
On April 24, 2004, JUNE EVERS OSSMAN of Brighton Gardens, Towson, Maryland, beloved wife of the late Alfred George Ossman, Jr., M.D. and beloved mother of Carol Denise Ossman, Gay Lynne Rudow and A. George Ossman, III; mother-in-law of Scott Rudow and Barbara Ossman; dear grandmother of Benjamin, Heather, George Michael and Andy. A Memorial Service will be held in the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc., 6500 York Road, (at Overbrook) on Friday, April 30, at 1:00 PM. Interment private.