Squeeze found unexpected chart success with their 1987 album 'Babylon And On,' thanks to a buoyant single that illuminated their pop chops and clever lyrics.
After going it alone for a while, John Lydon again assembled a band for Public Image Ltd., which released 'Happy?' in September 1987.
Pet Shop Boys' second album subtly mixed social commentary in with electronic dance grooves.
After the breakout success of 1985's 'Welcome to the Real World,' Mr. Mister made the mistake of getting serious.
A couple of weeks after releasing 'Document,' R.E.M. hit the road in September 1987 to promote their new LP, which would be their most successful yet.
Duran Duran were pioneers in e-commerce by selling "Electric Barbarella" online. But retailers were not happy.
To capitalize on Billy Idol's fame in September 1987, Chrysalis compiled eight of the singer's remixes for release in the U.S.
Tom Waits always sounded like he was getting ready for the end of the world, even when he was doing that jazzy beatnik thing in the '70s.
Nirvana arrived and Bob Mould said he knew, right then, that guitar records were back.
A Top 10 hit and a platinum album marked the end of their world as an underground sensation, but R.E.M. felt fine.