Author: charlie

06-Mar

This Day In Music, March 6th

On this day in 1982: The J. Geils band were starting their 5th week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Centerfold.’ It would spend a total of six weeks in the top spot and would be ranked the #5 song for the entire year of 1982. It would also be ranked the #11 […]

05-Mar

This Day In Music, March 5th

On this day in 1982: Actor and singer John Belushi died from an overdose of cocaine and heroin. Belushi was one of the original cast members on Saturday Night Live, played Joliet ‘Jake’ Blues in The Blues Brothers and also appeared in the film Animal House. His tombstone reads “I may be gone, but rock […]

04-Mar

This Day In Music, March 4th

On this day in 1989: Debbie Gibson started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Lost In Your Eyes.” “Lost in Your Eyes” was the sixth single from American singer-songwriter, Debbie Gibson, and the first from her second album, ‘Electric Youth’. The song was written by Gibson in late 1987 and published […]

03-Mar

This Day In Music, March 3rd

On this day in 1984: Nena started a three week run at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ’99 Red Balloons.’ Originally sung in German, ’99 Luftballons’ was re-recorded in English as ’99 Red Balloons’. The song was a #2 hit in the U.S. and the only U.K. (and U.S.) hit for Nena making […]

02-Mar

This Day In Music, March 2nd

On this day in 1980: Queen were enjoying their second of four weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” Written by Freddie Mercury in 1979, the track is included on their 1980 album ‘The Game’, and also appears on the band’s compilation album, ‘Greatest Hits’ in 1981. The song peaked at […]

01-Mar

This Day In Music, March 1st

On this day in 1980: Blondie went to #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Atomic’ from their album ‘Eat To The Beat’. ‘Atomic’ is one of six #1 songs for Blondie on the U.K. singles chart. On this day in 1986: Mr. Mister went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Kyrie’, the […]

28-Feb

This Day In Music, February 28th

On this day in 1981: Country music star Eddie Rabbitt crossed over to the Pop chart to score a U.S. #1 hit with ‘I Love a Rainy Night’. He had earlier written the Elvis Presley smash ‘Kentucky Rain’ before having a #5 hit with ‘Drivin’ My Life Away’. “I Love a Rainy Night” was 12 years […]

27-Feb

This Day In Music, February 27th

On this day in 1980: Winners at the Grammy Awards included: song of the year; ‘What A Fool Believes’ by The Doobie Brothers, album of the year; Billy Joel’s ’52nd St’, best new artist; Rickie Lee Jones, and best disco record, ‘I Will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor. On this day in 1988: George Michael went […]

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 […]

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