26-Feb

This Day In Music, February 26th

On this day in 1980: After seeing U2 play at Dublin’s National Boxing Stadium in front of 2,400 people; Rob Partridge and Bill Stewart from Island Records in the UK offered the band a recording contract. On this day in 1983: Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ went to #1 on the U.S. album chart. ‘Thriller’ broke racial barriers in […]

25-Feb

This Day In Music, February 25th

On this day in 1981: Winners at this year’s Grammy Awards included Bob Seger who won Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal for ‘Against The Wind’, Pat Benatar won Best Rock Vocal Performance Female for ‘Crimes Of Passion’, Billy Joel won Best Rock Vocal Performance Male for ‘Glass Houses’, and […]

24-Feb

This Day In Music, February 24th

On this day in 1982: The Police won best British group at the Brit Awards held in London. Adam And The Ants won best album for ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’, Cliff Richard won for Best British Male Solo Artist, Randy Crawford won for Best British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act went to The […]

23-Feb

This Day In Music, February 23rd

On this day in 1980: U2 appeared at The Moonlight Club, at The Railway Hotel in London, tickets cost £2! Here’s some vintage U2 from 1980 at The Electric Co. in London: On this day in 1985: Stevie Wonder was arrested during an anti-apartheid demonstration outside the South African Embassy in Washington; he was released […]

22-Feb

This Day In Music, February 22nd

On this day in 1981: One Hit Wonder Joe Dolce was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Shaddap You Face,’ famously keeping the legendary Ultravox song, Vienna, out of the U.K. #1 slot. ‘Shaddap You Face’ went to #1 in 11 countries with over 35 different foreign language cover versions, selling over 4 […]

21-Feb

This Day In Music, February 21st

On this day in 1981: Dolly Parton started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘9 to 5’, her first #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. “9 to 5” was written for the 1980 comedy film of the same name. In addition to appearing on the film soundtrack, the song […]

20-Feb

This Day In Music, February 20th

On this day in 1980: AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott was pronounced dead on arrival at a London hospital after a heavy night’s drinking. Scott was found in the passenger seat of a friend’s parked car. The official coroner’s report stated that he had “drank himself to death.” On this day in 1988: Expose went to […]

19-Feb

This Day In Music, February 19th

On this day in 1982: Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in San Antonio, Texas for urinating on the cenotaph at the Alamo, which honors the Alamo defenders. Osbourne was wearing a dress at the time of his arrest, (due to his wife Sharon hiding all his clothes so he couldn’t go outside). Osbourne was banned from […]

18-Feb

This Day In Music, February 18th

On this day in 1984: Culture Club began their third and final week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Karma Chameleon.” It is the group’s biggest hit and only U.S. #1 single among their many top 10 hits. It would be ranked the #10 song for the entire year of 1984 by Billboard […]

17-Feb

This Day In Music, February 17th

On this day in 1985: Wham! were enjoying their first of three weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Careless Whisper.’ The song features an iconic and prominent saxophone riff and has been covered by a number of artists since its first release. It was released as a single and immediately became a […]

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