This Day In 80s Music, October 10th

On this day in 1980: The funeral took place for Led Zeppelin’s drummer John Bonham. ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarist and band mate Jimmy Page’s house from what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in 4 hours). He was 32 years old. On this day […]


This Day In 80s Music, October 9th

On this day in 1981: During a North American tour, The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The opening act was Prince, who dressed in his controversial bikini briefs and trench coat ran off stage after 15 minutes due to the crowd booing and […]


This Day In 80s Music, October 8th

On this day in 1988: Def Leppard went to #1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with “Love Bites.” It is Def Leppard’s only #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 to date. It would spend one week in the top spot. When Robert John “Mutt” Lange originally brought the song to the band’s attention, it […]


This Day In 80s Music, October 7th

On this day in 1989: Paula Abdul went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Forever Your Girl’. Abdul spent sixty-four consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart before hitting #1, making it the longest time for an album to reach the number one spot. Forever Your Girl was the debut studio album for […]


This Day In 80s Music, October 6th

On this day in 1982: Madonna released her debut single ‘Everybody’ on Sire Records. The track failed to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it did however, appear on the dance charts and the song helped Madonna achieve her first appearance in a dance magazine. Madonna had recorded a demo of the song with Steve […]


This Day In 80s Music, October 5th

On this day in 1980: UK music weekly The NME had Joy Division’s ‘She’s Lost Control’ as single of the week. The song is about a girl who singer Ian Curtis worked with at a disability center. One day she didn’t come to the center and Ian later learned that she died from a epileptic seizure. […]


This Day In 80s Music, October 4th

On this day in 1980: Queen started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Another One Bites The Dust.’ The song is featured on the group’s eighth studio album ‘The Game.’ The song was a worldwide hit, charting at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, making […]


This Day In 80s Music, October 3rd

On this day in 1987: M/A/R//R/S were at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Pump Up The Volume.’ The first British-made house hit heavily sampled other recordings which resulted in litigation. Also on this day in 1987: Whitney Houston was starting her second and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with […]


This Day In 80s Music, October 2nd

On this day in 1982: John Cougar (aka John Mellencamp) went to #1 on both the U.S. album and singles chart with the album ‘American Fool’ and the single ‘Jack & Diane’. “Jack & Diane” was released as the second single from Mellencamp’s 1982 album ‘American Fool’, and was chosen by the Recording Industry Association […]