On this day in music history: June 10, 1983 – …

On this day in music history: June 10, 1983 – “Body Wishes”, twelfth studio album by Rod Stewart is released. Produced by Tom Dowd, it is recorded at The Record Plant in Los Angeles, CA from Late 1982 – Early 1983. His first album of new studio material since “Tonight I’m Yours” two years earlier, rock critics still feeling “betrayed” by Stewart’s disco flavored albums “Blondes Have More Fun” and “Foolish Behaviour”, and believing that they haven’t exacted their pound of flesh for his past musical infractions, attack the veteran rocker for his latest effort, calling it “his latest and surely one of his least”. In spite of the negative reviews, it spins off three hit singles including “Baby Jane” (#1 UK, #14 US Pop), and “What Am I Gonna Do (I’m So In Love With You)” (#3 UK, #35 US Pop). The albums cover art pays homage to Elvis Presley’s 1959 greatest hits album “50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong” with Stewart striking a similar pose on the cover. “Body Wishes” peaks at number five on the UK album chart, and number thirty on the Billboard Top 200.