Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, May 10th

On this day in 1985: The all female group The Go-Go’s announced they were breaking up. Two of the members went on to enjoy solo success, (Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wiedlin) and the group reformed in the late 90s.

On this day in 1986: Falco was at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Rock Me Amadeus.’ Falco became the first-ever Austrian act to score a UK and US #1 hit single and the first German speaking artist to achieve a #1 on the US charts. Falco died on February 6th 1998, when his Mitsubishi Pajero collided with a bus in the Dominican Republic. It was later determined that the bus driver was speeding, for which the driver served three years in prison. His estate claims he has sold 20 million albums and 15 million singles, which makes him the best selling Austrian singer of all time.

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