This week, I decided to step back 31 years to June 1985. The biggest quartets of the era (Cathedrals, Florida Boys, Gold City, Inspirations, Singing Americans) had a song in the top ten in June 1985. The Kingsmen, also part of that list, would find a home at #8 for the month.
The Felecia Shiflett penned, “Empty Vessel”, from the Kingsmen’s 1984 recording, The Game Of Life, spent the month of June 1985 at #8 on the Southern Gospel radio singles chart. This was the most successful single from this particular album. The song would go on to peak out in the top five.
- The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics for the NBA championship.
- After the disaster of New Coke, Coca Cola announced they would bring back their classic formula.
- Earl Weaver came out of retirement to manage the Baltimore Orioles.
- A bomb destroyed Air India flight 747 near Ireland, killing 329.
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