Today in Madonna History: September 26, 1988

1988 - Herb Ritts 01

On September 26 1988, Madonna began recording the Like A Prayer album in Los Angeles, California with collaborators Patrick Leonard and Stephen Bray.

Madonna had begun writing for the album during down time of her Broadway run in David Mamet’s Speed-The-Plow, for which she gave her final performance in late August.

With her marriage to Sean Penn on the rocks, Madonna found herself at a personal and creative crossroads, with plenty to express.

3 responses

  1. Believe me-on Like a Prayer, Madonna started crying in sadness and tears-you can hear the sadness, tears and vulnerability in the #1 hit title cut, Promise to Try, Keep It Together and first political manifesto Spanish Eyes-I will always and forever love Like a Prayer-a Detroit Madonna Masterpiece!

  2. A brilliant pop record. Lots of fun and a touch of melancholy and what was actually going on in Madonna’s life at the time. Beauty

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