Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, July 11th

On this day in 1981: The Specials had their second and final U.K. #1 single with ‘Ghost Town’. Despite being a song about Coventry, the band chose to film the video of themselves driving a Vauxhall Cresta around some empty London streets.

On this day in 1982: Phil Collen, former guitarist with the glam rock band Girl, replaced Pete Willis in Def Leppard who was fired due to excessive alcohol consumption on the job.

On this day in 1987: Heart started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Alone’, it made it to #3 in the U.K.


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