#LongPlayLove: Diana Ross’ Diana – Celebrating 35 Years by Justin Chadwick [FULL ALBUM STREAM] @justin_chadwick @DianaRoss @DianaRossFans @nilerodgers @motown @ClassicMotown
May 22, 2015
Happy 35th Anniversary to Diana Ross’ LP Diana, originally released May 22, 1980.
A lifelong music obsessive, my passion for song can be traced all the way back to my very early childhood, which spanned from the late 1970s into the 1980s. Music commanded a staple presence in my family’s home, with the turntable spinning on the regular, and my parents blessed my and my sister’s ears with a delectable variety of records. Their tastes were thankfully broad, encompassing nearly everything from classic rock (e.g., Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel), AOR (Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan), the Blues (John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt), R&B (Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and the entire Motown roster), Jazz (Billie Holiday, Miles Davis), classical, and beyond. And while disco’s popularity was already well into freefall mode as the ‘70s concluded, it remained a familiar sound emanating from our living room speakers into the new decade. Read more of this post