Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, August 6th

On this day in 1981: Stevie Nicks released her first solo album ‘Bella Donna’ which contained four top 40 U.S. hits. ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’, (with Tom Petty), ‘Leather and Lace’, (with Don Henley), ‘Edge of Seventeen’ and ‘After the Glitter Fades.’

On this day in 1982: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ starring Bob Geldof opened in movie theaters in New York. The film was conceived alongside the double album by Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters.

On this day in 1988: ‘Appetite For Destruction’, Guns N’ Roses debut album went to #1 in the U.S., after spending 57 weeks on the chart and selling over 5 million copies. Singles from the album, ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine,’ ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ and ‘Paradise City’ were all U.S. top 10 hits. Worldwide sales now stand in excess of 30 million and the album is the best-selling debut album of all-time in the U.S., beating Boston’s debut album Boston, which has gone 17x platinum.


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