Tag: 1981

17-Jan

This Day In Music, January 17th

On this day in 1981: The band Motley Crue formed when bass guitarist Nikki Sixx left a band called ‘London’ and began rehearsing with drummer Tommy Lee and vocalist/guitarist Greg Leon, (who later left). Sixx and Lee then added guitarist Bob “Mick Mars” Deal. Vince Neil accepted an offer to join the band (after turning […]

10-Jan

This Day In Music, January 10th

On this day in 1981: John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ started a four-week run at #1 on the U.K. singles chart, 10 years after it was recorded. Lennon had two other songs in the Top 5 in the U.K. this week, ‘Happy Christmas, (War Is Over’) and ‘(Just Like) Starting Over.’ ‘Imagine’ was voted by the viewers […]

30-Dec

This Day In Music, December 30th

Each year Billboard freezes their weekly charts at the very end of the year/beginning of the new year (including in the 1980s) so there isn’t a lot of “music news” from the 80s to report at the end of the year/very beginning of the year as far as songs/albums going to #1, etc. So for […]

26-Dec

This Day In Music, December 26th

On this day in 1981: AC/DC started a three-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘For Those About To Rock We Salute You’ which was the follow-up to their highly successful album ‘Back In Black’. The name of the album was inspired by a book Angus Young read, entitled ‘For Those About […]

25-Dec

This Day In Music, December 25th (Christmas Edition)

Merry Christmas to all! We thank you so much for listening to Charlie’s 80s Attic, for following us on Facebook and for stopping by and visiting charlies80sattic.com! We wish you, your family and your friends and very Happy Holiday! In the spirit of Christmas Day, we present you with the #1 songs from every Christmas […]

19-Dec

This Day In Music, December 19th

On this day in 1981: Olivia Newton-John was enjoying her 5th consecutive week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart. This would only be the halfway point, as she would retain the #1 position for another 5 weeks (a total of 10) making it the longest running #1 song of the entire 80s decade in […]

12-Dec

This Day In Music, December 12th

On this day in 1981: The Human League had their only U.K. #1 single with ‘Don’t You Want Me.’ The Christmas #1 hit of 1981 in the U.K., the biggest U.K. seller of 1981 and Virgin Records’ first #1 U.K. single. It would spend five weeks at #1 in the U.K. The group’s singer Phil […]

27-Nov

This Day In Music, November 27th

On this day in 1981: The British Phonographic industry placed advertisements in the press claiming that ‘home taping was wiping out music’. The Boomtown Rats, 10cc, Elton John and Cliff Richard all backed the campaign. On this day in 1982: Lionel Richie went to #1 in the U.S. with ‘Truly’. “Truly” is the debut solo single […]

26-Nov

This Day In Music, November 26th (Turkey Day Edition)

Happy Thanksgiving from Charlie’s 80s Attic! We are thankful for all of our listeners and wish each and every one of you a terrific turkey day! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are going back to ALL of the Thanksgivings of the 80s and letting you know what the #1 song on Thanksgiving Day was […]

21-Nov

This Day In Music, November 21st

On this day in 1980: Don Henley was arrested after a naked 16-year old girl was found at his home in Los Angeles suffering from a drug over-dose. He was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of marijuana, cocaine, and Quaaludes. He received a $2,000 fine with two years probation. […]

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