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Widely recognized as one of
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- During 1964, Gilligan's Island first aired. The
show followed the comic adventures of
seven castaways as they attempted to
survive and ultimately escape from a
previously uninhabited island where they
were shipwrecked. How many years did
the now-classic show run?
- In 1987, Michael Jackson's Bad album was
released. It was a follow up to which
album by the Gloved One?
- During 1991 this week, Garth Brooks
released the album Ropin' the Wind. It was
a follow up to which album?
ANSWERS TO THIS WEEK:
- .Gilligan's Island, sponsored by Philip Morris and Proctor & Gamble, aired for
three seasons on the CBS network, from September 26, 1964 to September 4,
1967, running for a total of 98 episodes.
- Bad was Michael Jackson's long-awaited follow-up to Thriller, which had earlier
established Michael as one of the preeminent pop stars of all time. In just over a
year, Thriller had became the best-selling album of all time. Seven of the album's
nine songs were released as singles, and all reached the top 10 on the Billboard
Hot 100. The album won a record-breaking seven Grammy Awards at the 1984
Grammys. By the way, the follow-up, Bad, didn't do so bad itself. Released on
August 31, 1987 by Epic/CBS Records, nearly five years after the phenomenon of
Thriller, the album sold over twenty-five million copies worldwide, and shipped
eight million units in the US. In fact, Bad is the only album in history to feature five
Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles.
- Brooks' third album, Ropin' the Wind, released in September 1991, followed No
Fences. Ropin' had advance orders of 4 million copies and entered the pop
album charts at #1, a first for a country act. All told, it became his second-best
selling album to that point. The success of this album further propelled the sales
of his first two albums, enabling Brooks to become the first country artist with
three albums listed in the pop top 20 in one week. By the way,