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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 […]

07-Jun

This Day In Music, June 7th

On this day in 1986: Today we are going to go back to this day in 1986 and check out the Top 10 songs on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. 1 2 LIVE TO TELL –•– Madonna (Sire)-9 (1 Week at #1) (1)2 3 ON MY OWN –•– Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald (MCA)-12 (2)3 […]

30-May

This Day In Music, May 30th

On this day in 1986: Whitney Houston was enjoying her third and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘The Greatest Love Of All.’ Whitney would slip to #3 the following week and lose her #1 spot to Madonna’s ‘Live To Tell.’ One of the biggest chart movers on this day back […]

24-May

This Day In Music, May 24th

On this day in 1980: Genesis fans who showed up up at the Roxy Club box office in Los Angeles to buy tickets for an upcoming gig were surprised to find the band members Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford selling the tickets themselves! On this day in 1986: Whitney Houston was enjoying her […]

04-May

This Day In Music, May 4th

On this day in 1985: Madonna took over the top spot on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Crazy For You’. It would end the four week run at #1 for U.S.A. for Africa’s ‘We Are the World’ which had been #1 since mid April. ‘Crazy For You’ was recorded for the film ‘Vision Quest’ and […]

27-Apr

This Day In Music, April 27th

On this day in 1985: A snapshot of the top ten from the U.S. singles chart 35 years ago today! What’s your favorite song in the Top 10? USA for Africa would spend one more week at #1 before Madonna’s ‘Crazy For You’ would take over the top of the chart.

25-Apr

This Day In Music, April 25th

On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder were at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ebony And Ivory.’ This was McCartney’s 24th #1 hit single as a songwriter. The title was inspired by McCartney hearing Spike Milligan say “Black notes, white notes, you need to play the two to make harmony […]

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