Today in Madonna History: October 8, 1994

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On October 8 1994, Madonna’s Secret debuted at #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA.

Madonna’s hairstyle on the cover for Secret was inspired by Jean Harlow.

Today in Madonna History: October 7, 2000

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On October 7 2000, Madonna’s MUSIC album debuted at #1 in the USA with sales of 420,000 copies.

Dimitri Ehrlich from Vibe described the album as “a masterpiece of brilliantly arranged keyboards, futuristic drums, and electronica dressings. With folky acoustic guitars and a vaguely spiritual bend to her lyrics (like those on Ray of Light), it’s a weird and fresh-sounding album.”

Today in Madonna History: October 6, 1992

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On October 6 1992, Madonna was interviewed by Steve Blame in Milan, Italy during the Sex/Erotica promo tour.

Today in Madonna History: October 5, 1988

On October 5 1988, the live home video release capturing Madonna’s 1987 Who’s That Girl World Tour, Ciao Italia: Live From Italy, was certified Platinum by the RIAA for shipment of over 100,000 units in the U.S.

Today in Madonna History: October 4, 1994

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On October 4 1994, Madonna’s Secret music video premiered on MTV. The video was directed by Melodie McDaniel. An official remix video (the Dan-O-Rama Remix) was also released. The remix video was set to Junior’s Luscious Club Edit, and was the first remix video to hit #1 on MTV’s music video countdown.

Today in Madonna History: October 3, 1985

On October 3 1985, the film A Certain Sacrifice was released on home video – at a retail price of $59.95.

Today in Madonna History: October 2, 1990

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On October 2 1990, Madonna attended the opening night of Martha Graham’s 180th ballet Maple Leaf Rag at the City Centre in New York.

Madonna sat with Martha Graham, Kathleen Turner, Eartha Kitt and Calvin Klein.

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