Category: Charlie’s 80s Blog

20-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 20th

On this day in 1986: Huey Lewis and the News started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Stuck With You’, a #12 hit in the U.K. ‘Stuck With You’ was the first single from the band’s fourth album, Fore! The song was the band’s second #1 on the Billboard […]

19-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 19th

On this day in 1981: Simon & Garfunkel reunited for a concert in New York’s Central Park. Over 500,000 fans attended the show. The performance was recorded for a record and video release. A film of the event was shown on TV and released on video. Proceeds went toward the redevelopment and maintenance of the […]

18-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 18th

On this day in 1982: The seven-minute epic by Dire Straits, ‘Private Investigations’ went to #2 on the U.K. singles chart, held out of the #1 spot by ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ by Survivor. On this day in 1983: Kiss appeared without their ‘make-up’ for the first time during an interview on MTV promoting the release […]

17-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 17th

On this day in 1980: Diana Ross was enjoying her second of four weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Upside Down.” It was written and produced by Chic members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. The song was issued as a single through the Motown label in 1980, as the lead single from her […]

16-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 16th

On this day in 1985: Kate Bush released her 5th studio album ‘Hounds of Love.’ The album’s lead single, ‘Running Up That Hill’, became one of Bush’s biggest hits and the album produced three further successful singles in the U.S./U.K., ‘Cloudbusting’, ‘Hounds of Love’, and ‘The Big Sky’.  On this day in 1989: Gloria Estefan […]

15-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 15th

On this day in 1982: Chicago was enjoying their first of two weeks at #1 with “Hard To Say I’m Sorry.” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” was written by bassist Peter Cetera, who also sang lead on the track, and producer David Foster, for the group Chicago. It was released on May 16, 1982, as the lead […]

14-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 14th

On this day in 1981: The Rolling Stones played a secret pre-tour warm-up show at the Sir Morgan’s Cove club in Worcester, Massachusetts. Billed as Little Boy Blue & The Cockroaches, a local radio station announced that the Stones were in town, resulting in the club being besieged by over 4,000 fans attempted to get […]

13-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 13th

On this day in 1985: ‘We Are The World’ won Best Group Video and the Viewer’s Choice at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Don Henley’s ‘The Boys Of Summer’ video won four VMAs, including Best Video. Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m On Fire’ won for Best Male Video and Tina Turner won Best Female […]

12-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 12th

On this day in 1987: Michael Jackson kicked of his Bad World Tour by playing the first of three sold-out nights at Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. By the end of the 123-date tour, Jackson had played to over 4 million fans across fifteen countries. On this day in 1989: Aerosmith released ‘Pump’ their tenth […]

11-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 11th

On this day in 1982: Chicago started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Hard To Say I’m Sorry’, the group’s second U.S. #1 hit. “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” was written by bassist Peter Cetera, who also sang lead on the track, and producer David Foster, for the group Chicago. It was […]

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