Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, May 15th

On this day in 1982: Asia went to #1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album. It spent a total of nine weeks at #1 and became the best-selling album in the US for the year 1982. The super group included former members of several veteran progressive rock bands, namely bassist/vocalist John Wetton (formerly in Mogul Thrash, Family, King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, U.K. and Wishbone Ash), guitarist Steve Howe (formerly in Yes), keyboardist Geoff Downes (of Yes and The Buggles) and drummer Carl Palmer (formerly in The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster and Emerson, Lake & Palmer). Asia’s total worldwide sales are estimated at over ten million copies.


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