Folk music album Peter, Paul and Mary hits US#1 … an unheard-of rarity.
US industrial rock act Nine Inch Nails releases debut album Pretty Hate Machine.
A critical success, PHM only charts #75 … but eventually goes triple platinum. It’s top single song is Head Like a Hole. … A three-track version of this single was released in the UK, an 11-track version in the US!
NIN was founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor, previously a handyman and janitor at a studio! so determined that PHM sequencing was done using MOTU’s Digital Performer on a Mac Plus! Prior to that, Reznor says, ‘I had a Commodore 64 with, I think, the Sequential Circuitss Model 64 Sequencer Cartridge.’ (*) (*)