Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, November 11th

On this day in 1982: Prince kicked off his 87-date ‘1999’ North American tour at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Here’s a clip of Prince performing ‘1999’ on the tour about a month later in Houston, TX:

On this day in 1983: Mick Jagger appeared on the UK TV show ‘The Tube’ to defend the video to The Rolling Stones latest single ‘Undercover Of The Night’ which had been banned by the Independent Broadcasting Authority. The Tube aired the video, minus the scene where Mick was shot. The single peaked at #8 on the UK chart.

The music video was made in Mexico City, featuring Jagger as a detective helping a woman (played by Elpidia Carrillo) follow her boyfriend’s (also played by Jagger) kidnappers with Keith Richards as the leader of the kidnappers, who eventually shoots Jagger. The music video, directed by Julien Temple was considered to be too violent for MTV (they did eventually air an edited version, but not before 9 PM due to the violent imagery).

On this day in 1986: Pink Floyd issued a press statement stating that they intended to continue using the name ‘Pink Floyd’ without Roger Waters and were recording their next album.

Here’s what was happening on the U.S. singles chart on this day back in 1986:

1 4 AMANDA –•– Boston (MCA)-7 (1 Week at #1) (1)
2 3 I DIDN’T MEAN TO TURN YOU ON –•– Robert Palmer (Island)-13 (2)
3 1 TRUE COLORS –•– Cyndi Lauper (Portrait)-11 (1)
4 5 HUMAN –•– The Human League (A&M)-9 (4)
5 6 TRUE BLUE –•– Madonna (Sire)-6 (5)
6 9 TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT –•– Eddie Money (Columbia)-13 (6)
7 11 YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME –•– Bon Jovi (Mercury)-10 (7)
8 2 TYPICAL MALE –•– Tina Turner (Capitol)-11 (2)
9 12 WORD UP –•– Cameo (Atlanta Artists)-9 (9)
10 13 THE RAIN –•– Oran “Juice” Jones (Def Jam)-9 (10)

11 8 SWEET LOVE –•– Anita Baker (Elektra)-13 (8)
12 15 THE NEXT TIME I FALL –•– Peter Cetera & Amy Grant (Full Moon / Warner Brothers)-8 (12)
13 18 I’LL BE OVER YOU –•– Toto (Columbia)-11 (13)
14 20 LOVE WILL CONQUER ALL –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-6 (14)
15 25 HIP TO BE SQUARE –•– Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-4 (15)
16 22 EMOTION IN MOTION –•– Ric Ocasek (Geffen)-10 (16)
17 10 ALL CRIED OUT Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force (Columbia)-16 (8)
18 27 THE WAY IT IS –•– Bruce Hornsby & The Range (RCA)-8 (18)
19 7 WHEN I THINK OF YOU –•– Janet Jackson (A&M)-14 (1)
20 21 I AM BY YOUR SIDE –•– Corey Hart (EMI-America)-8 (20)


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