Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, June 15th

On this day in 1981: Duran Duran released their debut studio album which reached #3 on the U.K. Albums Chart and remained in the U.K. top 100 for 118 weeks. In the US the album reached #10 on the Billboard 200, and spent 87 weeks on that chart. Singles from the album included the U.K. top 10 hits ‘Planet Earth’ and ‘Girls on Film’.

On this day in 1985: Dire Straits started a nine-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Brothers In Arms.’ The album is the seventh best-selling album in U.K. chart history and won two Grammy Awards at the 28th Grammy Awards, and also won Best British Album at the 1987 Brit Awards.


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