Category: Charlie’s 80s Blog

07-Apr

This Day In Music, April 7th

On this day in 1981: Bruce Springsteen & The E. Street Band kicked off their first full-scale tour in Hamburg, Germany. This was Springsteen’s first tour outside North America, which would take in 10 countries. On this day in 1985: Wham! became the first western pop group to perform live in China, when they played […]

06-Apr

This Day In Music, April 6th

On this day in 1982: Joan Jett was enjoying her 3rd consecutive week at the #1 spot on the U.S. singles chart with “I Love Rock ‘n Roll.” The song would stay on the top of the chart for four more weeks for a total of seven weeks. “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” would finish […]

05-Apr

This Day In Music, April 5th

On this day in 1980: R.E.M. played their first ever gig when they appeared at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Athens, Georgia. On this day in 1985: At 3:50pm GMT, over 5,000 radio stations worldwide aired the charity single by USA for Africa ‘We Are The World’. The single went on to be a #1 in […]

04-Apr

This Day In Music, April 4th

On this day in 1987: Starship started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart with ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now’, taken from the film ‘Mannequin’, also a #1 hit in the UK. Also on this day in 1987: U2 entered the US album chart at #7 with The Joshua Tree, making […]

03-Apr

This Day In Music, April 3rd

On this day in 1985: Phil Collins was enjoying his second and final week in the #1 spot on the U.S. singles charts with “One More Night.” “One More Night” was Phil Collins’ second U.S. #1 single,  following “Against All Odds.” In the U.S., the single entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 50 on the chart […]

02-Apr

This Day In Music, April 2nd

On this day in 1981: Blondie was enjoying their second and final week at the top of the U.S. singles chart with their big hit Rapture. Rapture is considered to be the first rap song ever played on MTV which would launch four months after Rapture hit the top spot. On this day in 1983: […]

01-Apr

This Day In Music, April 1st

On this day back in 1984: Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his father at his parent’s home in Los Angeles, California. The argument started after his parents squabbled over misplaced business documents, Gaye attempted to intervene, and was killed by his father using a gun he had given him four months before. Marvin Sr. was […]

31-Mar

Meet Charlie’s Personal Assistant, Kilroy

Meet Kilroy, Charlie’s personal assistant who now calls Charlie’s 80s attic his home. Kilroy loves his job playing music alongside Charlie and from time to time, even suggests what we should play next on the station. He’s a natural born whiz when it comes to 80s music, after all, he was created back in the […]

31-Mar

This Day In Music, March 31st

On this day back in 1984: Kenny Loggins started a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart with ‘Footloose’, the theme from the film with the same name, a #6 hit in the UK. On this day back in 1986: O’Kelly Isley of The Isley Brothers died of a heart attack, at […]

31-Mar

You’re finally here! Welcome to Charlie’s 80s Attic!

Hi everyone, Charlie here, the host of Charlie’s 80s Attic. I want to personally welcome you to my attic, the home of great 80s music and memories. Charlie’s 80s attic can be streamed on the iHeartRadio app, the TuneIn Radio app, or right here at charlies80sattic.com I am a child of the 80s, so the […]

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