October 22, 2020

1986-03-12 – The Daily Journal

1986 03 12 The_Daily_Journal_Wed__Mar_12__1986_

Newspaper Enterprise Association
Bryan and Corey Hart re-
cently became first and second

Canadian artists, respectively, to
earn “diamond” album statue in
their homeland, certifying sales of 1
. million copleeoftheirlateetLPa.

Achieving platinum status in Can-
adareqmreualeeofns,mmite; in
America, a platinum album means
nleeoflmillionunite.Nonewmin-
era! has been found to award artists
Platinum Bloude and Anne Murray,
however, domestic acts who have ex-
ceeded 500,000 units in Canadian
sales but fall short of the million
mark.

Adams just surpassed sales of 4
million capiea of his “Reckless” LP
intheUS. , .

o'l'he thin edge of the wedge: The

MaqlandState laeoluid-
eringahillthatwould itajalla-
hleoffemetoeellarecordcmtaim

ohecenelyricstoaminor.AttheJan.
lihearingonthiameamefiherewas
mappodtimhunrecordstorelown-

ers,hecame,accmilngtoaspokes-
penonmoneofthemwereawareof

the proposed legislation until after
the fact.

which airs on Westwood One affili-
ates the week of March 17. Mean-
while, Daltrey’s former handmate,
Pete Townshend, is the subject of a
two-hour special on the competing '
NBC Radio Entertainment network
airing March 14-16.
oSheilaE.wontopprizeata10-day
music festival in Santiago, Chile,
competing against local and interna-

tional talent. The San Francisco per-

cussionist beat out Laura Branigan,
amongothers.

Later, in Japan, Sheila E. was so
pressured by enthusiastic fans that
she had to escape a Buddhist temple
an the shoulders of her 0400mm
bodyguard.

oElvis Costello went to court to la
gallychangehisnamehacktowhatit
was originally: Declan Patrick Mc-
Manus. Although he will continue to
perform as-Costello, his songs will
now be credited to McManus. “I don’t
know why I ever changed it in the
gr: place,” shrugged Costello/Mc-

us.

oBoh Geldof, leader of the Boom-
town Rats and social conscience he-
hind Band-Aid and Live-Aid, is
working on an autobiography to he
publishedthissummer.

oAfteritsmai-atlmairingofhack-
to-hack “Monica” episodes inFeh-
mary,MTVhasdecidedtoshowthe
‘00: pop series throughout March,
with a half-hour episode running
mdayatlznoouandlpmhln-