Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, April 21st

On this day in 1982: Clash front man Joe Strummer disappeared for three weeks, which resulted in the group canceling a tour. The singer was found living in Paris, France.

On this day in 1983: Dexy’s Midnight Runners were enjoying their first and only week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Come On Eileen” The song knocked Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ from the top spot where it spent seven weeks at #1.


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