Twisted Sister I Wanna Rock! Throwback Thursday – VIDEO
“I Wanna Rock” is a song from the album Stay Hungry (1984) by American heavy metal band Twisted Sister.
In 2009 it was named the 17th VH1 Greatest Hard Rock Songs by VH1.
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Quick music facts for May 1984:
# May 1 – Mick Fleetwood, of Fleetwood Mac, files for bankruptcy in the United States.
# May 2 – Lionel Richie’s hit “Hello” becomes Motown’s first ever UK million selling single.
# May 5 – The Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde marries Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr. **In Luxembourg, the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 is won by the Swedish entry, “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley”, performed by the Herreys.
More facts for May 1984…
* May 2 – The Liverpool International Garden Festival opens in Liverpool.
* May 5 – The Herreys win the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 for Sweden, with the song Diggi-Loo, Diggi-Ley.
* May 8
o The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
o Denis Lortie kills 3 government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.
* May 11 – A transit of Earth from Mars takes place.
* May 12 – The Louisiana World’s Fair opens.
* May 14 – The one dollar coin is introduced in Australia.
* May 23 – Methane gas explosion at Abbeystead water treatment works in Lancashire, England kills 16 people.
* May 27 – An overnight flash flood rages through neighborhoods in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Nearly 15 inches of rain falls in some areas over a four-hour period. 14 persons are killed.
* May 31 – Mecklenburg Correctional Center – 6 inmates – including James and Linwood Briley escape from a death row facility, the first and only occasion this has ever happened in the US.
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