Imagine Madonna making an appearance at Vinyl Mania Records in Greenwich Village and only 75 people turn up? It happened in 1983 as written about in the September 10, 1983 issue of Cashbox. This has been added to The First Album page.
Before Madonna released her debut album with Sire Records she was with Gotham Sound. Her first manager Camille Barbone sent out various variations of a headshot and resume along with Madonna’s demo tape to record companies. Pictured here is one of those stunning headshots, this has been added to The First Album (merchandise.)
To celebrate “Burning Up” turning 40, check out this early review of the single from a (unknown) German magazine. This has been added to The First Album page. Translation: “Madonna is a girl from Detroit who prefers to hang around in the New York rap/break/disco scene, her “Everybody” was one of my most played singles…
Madonna’s debut single “Everybody” which was remixed by Rusty Egan for the UK market, was reviewed by Record Mirror in their January 22, 1983 issue. This has been added to the ‘press’ section of MADONNA / The First Album page.
Madonna was among the stars sharing the cover of SOUNDS magazine dated January 21, 1984. The magazine featured an interview with the rising star titled “Madonna Summer” “Why does she think it’s taken her so long to make an impression on us dancebeat-hungry Brits? “Cos I’m a white girl singing R’n’b”, she retorts in typically…
Record Mirror told their audience on November 19, 1983 to go and get their hands on Madonna’s new record “Holiday” as it had all the elements of a pop smash! They were right. Read more original articles related to Madonna’s debut album HERE
Melody Maker reviewed Madonna’s debut album in their February 18, 1984 edition. Check it out below, it has been added to the press section of The First Album.
Check out this very early ‘Portrait Of The Artist As A Consumer’ feature on Madonna in the February 4th, 1984 edition of NME magazine. Madonna names her brother Christopher as favourite choreographer and back-up dancer Erika Belle as favourite designer. This has been added to The First Album press articles.