WHAT’S GOING ON IN 1987?
IN THE NEWS
Terry Waite is kidapped in Lebanon and would remain a hostage until 1991. There’s also the loss of the Herald of Free Enterprise, the Great Storm of October 15-16 and the Enniskillen bombing. Black Monday sees share prices crash and there’s a terrible fire at King’s Cross tube station, killing 31.
IN THE CHARTS
Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley’s Jack
Your Body is the first House record to hit number 1 in the UK, and M/A/R/R/S give us Pump
up the Volume soon afterwards. But the charts are filling with Stock Aitken Waterman… Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up, Bananarama’s
Love in the First Degree and
Mel & Kim’s Respectable.
AT THE FLICKS
This was a classic year
with Empire of the Sun, Robocop, The Lost Boys, Lethal Weapon, The Last Emperor, Full Metal Jacket, The Untouchables, and Good Morning, Vietnam.