12-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 12th

On this day in 1982: Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Gary ‘US’ Bonds all appeared at a rally for nuclear disarmament in Central Park, New York to over 450,000 fans. Also on this day in 1982: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder started their fifth of SEVEN weeks at #1 on the […]

11-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 11th

On this day in 1988: Nelson Mandella’s 70th birthday tribute took place at Wembley Stadium, London, featuring Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, George Michael, Eric Clapton, UB40, The Eurythmics and Simple Minds. The event was broadcast live on BBC 2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion. […]

10-Jun

This Day in 80s Music, June 10th

On this day in 1989: Bette Midler went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Wind Beneath My Wings.” It would spend one week in the top spot. The song was written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley. The song was first recorded by Kamahl in 1982 for a country and western album he […]

09-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 9th

On this day in 1984: Cyndi Lauper started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Time After Time.’ Lauper co-wrote ‘Time After Time’ with Philadelphia based Rob Hyman of The Hooters. It was the second single released from her debut studio album, ‘She’s So Unusual’, with Hyman contributing backing vocals. […]

08-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 8th

On this day in 1985: Tears For Fears started a two-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, the group’s first U.S. #1. In 1986, the song won Best Single at the Brit Awards. Band member and co-writer Roland Orzabal argued that the song deserved to win […]

07-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 7th

On this day in 1986: Madonna went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Live To Tell.” It would spend one week in the top spot. “Live to Tell” is a song from her third studio album ‘True Blue.’ It was released as the lead singles from True Blue on March 26, 1986, by Sire Records. Originally […]

06-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 6th

On this day in 1982: Tom Petty, Crosby Stills & Nash, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks and Jackson Browne all appeared at The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California to a crowd of 85,000 fans at the six hour Peace Sunday, We Have A Dream antinuclear concert. Dylan was joined onstage with Joan Baez and duetted […]

05-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 5th

On this day in 1983: During a 48-date North American tour U2 played at Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver. The show was recorded and released as ‘U2 Live At Red Rocks: Under A Blood Red Sky.’ Under a Blood Red Sky is a live album by Irish rock band U2, produced by Jimmy Iovine and released on November 1, […]

04-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 4th

On this day in 1983: The Police started a four week run at #1 in the UK with ‘Every Breath You Take’ the group’s fifth and final #1 UK single. Taken from the bands album Synchronicity, it won Song of the Year and it won Best Pop Performance at the 1984 Grammy Awards. It would […]

03-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 3rd

On this day in 1989: Michael Damian went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Rock On.’ It would spend one week in the top spot. “Rock On” is a song written by English singer David Essex. Originally recorded in 1973 and released as a single by Essex, it became an international hit. In […]

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