Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, May 8th

On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney scored his fifth UK #1 album with ‘Tug Of War’. The album featured the duet with Stevie Wonder ‘Ebony & Ivory’, which was inspired by McCartney hearing comedian Spike Milligan say “black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony, folks!”, (the ebony (black) and ivory (white) keys on a piano).

The album also included ‘Take It Away’ The single spent sixteen weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, reaching #10. It reached #15 in the UK.


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