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This crowd of Bryan Adams fans is ready to usher in the New Year with an exuberant night at the Agora in Cleveland. Recorded for the King Biscuit Flower Hour Radio Concert Series, this concert took place early in Adams' very successful career.
Adams was promoting his second album You Want It, You Got It for this tour. This A&M release was his U.S. debut, but by this time, he had already amassed a number of hit songs. Some of these songs had been written by Adams for others such as Loverboy and Kiss, and they take on a life of their own when Adams offers up his own passionate versions. Later this month, You Want It, You Got It reached the Billboard charts. "Lonely Nights," featured here, became the biggest hit off the record. With his raspy voice and straightforward vocals, it solidified Adams as a worthy incarnation of artists like Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp.
Plus, check out Dick Clark's interview with Bryan Adams on American Bandstand, circa 1983.