Tag: Madonna

22-Dec

This Day In Music, December 22nd

On this day in 1984: Madonna started a six-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Like A Virgin’, her first of twelve U.S. #1 hits. It was released on October 31, 1984, by Sire Records as the lead single from her album ‘Like A Virgin.’ The song was written by Tom Kelly […]

06-Oct

This Day In Music, October 6th

On this day in 1982: Madonna released her debut single ‘Everybody’ on Sire Records. The track failed to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it did however, appear on the dance charts and the song helped Madonna achieve her first appearance in a dance magazine. Madonna had recorded a demo of the song with Steve […]

14-Sep

This Day In Music, September 14th

On this day in 1981: The Rolling Stones played a secret pre-tour warm-up show at the Sir Morgan’s Cove club in Worcester, Massachusetts. Billed as Little Boy Blue & The Cockroaches, a local radio station announced that the Stones were in town, resulting in the club being besieged by over 4,000 fans attempted to get […]

06-Sep

This Day in Music, September 6th

On this day in 1985: ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ went on general release in the U.K., the movie featured Madonna and Rosanna Arquette. The filmmakers had initially wanted Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn to play the roles of Roberta and Susan, but the director decided to cast newcomers Rosanna Arquette and Madonna instead. On this day in 1986: […]

30-Aug

This Day In Music, August 30th

On this day in 1986: Steve Winwood went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with, ‘Higher Love’, a #13 hit in the U.K. It was the first single released from his fourth solo LP, ‘Back In the High Life’. “Higher Love” was Winwood’s first Billboard Hot 100 #1 song, topping the chart for one […]

22-Aug

This Day In Music, August 22nd

On this day in 1987: Madonna went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Who’s That Girl’, her sixth U.S. #1 and also a #1 in the U.K. The track was from the soundtrack album of the motion picture of same name. Featuring instrumentation from drums, bass, and stringed instruments, “Who’s That Girl” continued […]

16-Aug

This Day In Music, August 16th

On this day in 1983: After dating for six years, Paul Simon married actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the first Star Wars trilogy. The marriage would last less than two years, but the two continued to date off and on after they split. On this day in 1986: Madonna started a two week […]

14-Jul

This Day In Music, July 14th

On this day in 1985: Duran Duran became the first artist to have a #1 on the U.S. singles chart with a James Bond theme when ‘A View To A Kill’, went to the top of the charts. On this day in 1986: Madonna was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with her second #1 […]

13-Jul

This Day In Music, July 13th

On this day in 1985: At 12:01 Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over 40 million dollars. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5 billion people in 160 countries made it the […]

14-Jun

This Day In Music, June 14th

On this day in 1980: Billy Joel started a six-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Glass Houses’, his second U.S. #1 album. The album features Joel’s first song to peak at #1 on Billboard’s Pop Singles chart, ‘It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me.’ On this day in 1987: Madonna played […]

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