51 news items tagged as history:

Today in RJ History
October 5, 2011 2:45 pm
"Love Gun" was released on 7" vinyl b/w "Stormy Love" on October 5, 1979.  MORE
July 6, 2012 10:21 am
Rick James History Lesson: Street Songs was certified platinum in the U.S. on July 7, 1981!
Today in History
July 16, 2012 3:03 pm
Funk Flashback: Garden Of Love was released on July 16, 1980!  MORE
Today in History
July 30, 2012 3:36 pm
Today in Rick James History: Rick James declares himself The King of Punk Funk at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh. Article below...  MORE
Rick James History
August 8, 2012 2:57 pm
Rick James History: On August 9, 1981 "Super Freak" reaches #16 on Billboard's Hot 100.
Today in History
August 27, 2012 3:06 pm
On this day in 1984, Rick and the Stone City Band appeared on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert to perform a 4 song set. Do you know which songs?
Today in History
September 3, 2012 3:10 pm
On this date in 1985, Rick James files a 450 million dollar counter-lawsuit against K.C. Productions. Oh and Rick James is not "bald".  MORE
Rick James History
September 19, 2012 1:52 pm
This week in 1983, Dinah dubs Rick James the "punkiest funker" during his "Love Gun" performance with The Stone City Band on the hit show Dinah.  MORE
Today in History
August 5, 2013 5:18 pm
Cold Blooded came out 30 years ago today! Celebrate by getting down Soul Train style!  MORE
Today in History
November 6, 2013 8:30 am
"Super Freak" was sitting pretty on the top 40 this week in 1971.
Today in History
March 14, 2014 12:06 pm
Rick James blew the roof of the Hampton Roads Coliseum in Virginia today in 1980 on the "Fire It Up" tour.
Street Songs
April 7, 2014 4:20 am
On this day in 1981, RJ released the epic album, Street Songs. Let us all take a short recess for some butt shaking.  MORE
Throwin' Down
May 12, 2014 7:25 am
Rick turned up the heat on the world with the release of Throwin' Down this week in 1982.   MORE
Today in History
October 13, 2014 8:31 am
Today in 1997 Urban Rapsody was released to the masses!  MORE
Today in History
November 7, 2014 8:03 am
Rick and The Stone City Band graced the set of Saturday Night Live today in 1981  MORE
Today In History
February 10, 2015 1:54 pm
Rick made one of his many appearances on Don Kirschner's Rock Concert today in 1979.  MORE
Today In History
February 11, 2015 7:34 am
The infamous Chappelle Show episode featuring "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories - Rick James" aired today in 2004.  MORE
Today In History
April 13, 2015 8:05 am
Life hit theaters today in 1999. Who remembers this cameo alongside Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence?  MORE
This Week In History
June 12, 2015 7:44 am
"Wonderful" was released this week in 1988. Feast your eyes on Loosey's Rap the video MTV didnt want you to see.  MORE
Cold Blooded
August 5, 2015 7:51 am
Cold Blooded came out today in 1983. Sexy, sexy!  MORE
Today In History
August 12, 2015 8:56 am
Today in 1984, from the archives: Rick posing with one of his acts, Process and the Doo-Rags   MORE
This Week In History
September 4, 2015 8:08 am
This week in 1981 Rick and Teena lit up Madison Square Garden...  MORE
This Week in History
October 12, 2015 1:13 am
Rick James hit the Big Time this week on Soul Train in 1980.  MORE
Today in History
October 14, 2015 7:05 am
Today in 1997 Urban Rapsody was released to the masses!  MORE
Today in History
October 16, 2015 7:12 am
Cock back that Love Gun, Fire It Up was released today in 1979!  MORE
This Week in History
October 19, 2015 9:36 am
This week in 1981, Street Songs was finally knocked out of 1st place on the Billboards Top R&B Albums. After 20 weeks at #1, it was time to give someone else a shot.  MORE
The A-Team
November 4, 2015 9:09 am
Tomorrow marks the 30th anniversary of Rick's episode of The A-Team, The Heart of Rock 'N' Roll.   MORE
Saturday Night Live
November 6, 2015 8:28 am
Rick and the Stone City Band were the featured musical guests on Saturday Night Live this weekend in 1981.   MORE
This Week in History
January 25, 2016 8:48 am
Bustin' Out hit shelves this week in 1979.  MORE
This Week in History
February 8, 2016 7:04 am
Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories: Rick James aired on the Chappelle Show this week in 2004. Check out this one-of-a-kind action figure of Dave Chappelle dressed as Rick James we dug up!
This Week in History
February 19, 2016 11:55 am
This week in 1981, Rick released the single "Give It To Me Baby," infecting dance floors across the globe with some serious funk.  MORE
Today in History
April 7, 2016 9:30 am
Street Songs hit the shelves 35 years ago today!  MORE
Today in History
April 18, 2016 8:31 am
The Flag came out today in 1986. Wave your freak flag and finished those taxes!  MORE
Today in History
April 20, 2016 8:58 am
You & I fell in love with Mary Jane in Hollywood today in 1978 when Rick released his debut album, "Come Get It."  MORE
Today in History
May 13, 2016 8:29 am
On this day in 1982, Throwin' Down was released on cassette tape. Remember those?  MORE
Today in History
May 23, 2016 11:38 am
Eddie Murphy released 'Party All The Time' as a single today in 1985. The track was written and produced by Rick, and recorded in his home studio.  MORE
Today in History
June 13, 2016 9:28 am
"Wonderful" hit shelves today in 1988 and everybody met this chick named Loosey.  MORE
Today in History
July 18, 2016 8:39 am
"Give It To Me Baby" peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 today in 1981. Play it loud:  MORE
This Week in History
July 20, 2016 9:17 am
Rick performed at Soldier Field in Chicago this week in 1980. Where you there?  MORE
Today in History
August 5, 2016 8:53 am
"Cold Blooded" hit shelves today in 1983. Sexy, sexy!  MORE
Turn It Out!
October 14, 2016 8:26 am
Urban Rapsody hit shelves today in 1997!  MORE
This Week in History
October 24, 2016 8:25 am
Rick James ended his “Street Songs” Tour at the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles this week in 1981. Tickets were only $12.50.  MORE
Today in History
November 7, 2016 7:41 am
Rick brought the streets of Buffalo to Saturday Night Live on this night in 1981.  MORE
Today in History
October 16, 2017 12:44 pm
38 years ago, Rick James brought the heat with "Fire It Up." What's your favorite track on this spicy album?  MORE
Today in History
March 14, 2018 7:19 am
Rick James played the Hampton Roads Coliseum in Virginia on the "Fire It Up" Tour with Prince 38 years ago, today.   MORE
May 11, 2018 11:34 am
36 years ago, this Sunday, Rick James released his sixth studio album, "Throwin’ Down" (May 13, 1982). Which classic rock front woman provided backing vocals on the album?  MORE
May 21, 2018 4:24 pm
Can you believe it’s been EXACTLY 33 years since Rick James released his 8th studio album, ‘Glow?’ More fun facts....  MORE
May 23, 2018 12:36 pm
On this day in 1985, Eddie Murphy released his first single, the Rick James produced hit "Party All The Time." Stream it:  MORE
Today in History
August 27, 2018 6:54 am
34 years ago today, Rick brought his punk funk energy to Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert where he performed a 4 song set. You can watch this set and learn how Rick became a legend in the I’M RICK JAMES: THE DEFINITIVE DVD, available in the official RJ store:
Today in History
September 3, 2018 7:20 am
On this day 37 years ago, Rick and Teena Marie united to serenade each other in the sensual, “Fire and Desire,” live at Madison Square Garden.   MORE
Hot damn!
November 5, 2018 10:44 am
On this day in '85 Rick James appeared on the A-Team episode, ‘The Heart of Rock ‘N’ Roll.’   MORE

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