04-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 4th

On this day in 1985: USA For Africa were beginning their fourth and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “We Are The World. “It would go on to be ranked the 20th biggest hit of 1985 by Billboard Magazine on their 1985 year-end chart. Here’s a look at the Top 20 […]

03-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 3rd

On this day in 1980: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band started a six week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Against The Wind’. Also on this day in 1980: Blondie started their third of six weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Call Me.’ On this day in […]

02-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 2nd

On this day in 1981: Sheena Easton started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Morning Train (Nine To Five).’ “9 to 5” (or “Morning Train”) was written by British songwriter Florrie Palmer and recorded by Sheena Easton in 1980, becoming her biggest hit. It peaked at #3 in the United […]

01-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 1st

On this day in 1980: The South African government banned Pink Floyd’s single ‘Another Brick In the Wall (Part 2)’ after black children adopted the song as their anthem in protest against inferior education in their country. On this day in 1982: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were starting their SEVENTH and final week at #1 on […]

30-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 30th

On this day in 1980: The film ‘McVicar’ with Roger Daltrey from The Who in the title role premiered in London, England. John McVicar was a 1960s armed robber turned writer who Scotland Yard publicly announced to be Public Enemy Number One and “wanted dead or alive”. On this day in 1983: Michael Jackson started a […]

29-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 29th

On this day in 1980: Black Sabbath began their first tour with vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who had replaced Ozzy Osbourne. On this day in 1989: Madonna started her second of three weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Like A Prayer.” It would be ranked the #25 song for the entire year […]

28-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 28th

On this day in 1980: Marshall Tucker Band bass player Tommy Caldwell died of injuries from a car accident at age 30 in his hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Caldwell was the original front man for the Marshall Tucker Band between 1973 and 1980. On this day in 1984: Phil Collins was starting his second […]

27-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 27th

On this day in 1985: USA for Africa started its third of four weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘We Are The World.’  It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album ‘We Are The World.’ Following Band Aid’s 1984 “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” […]

26-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 26th

On this day in 1982: Out shopping, Rod Stewart was robbed by a gunman of his $50,000 Porsche on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. On this day in 1988: Mick Jagger appeared in White Plains, New York, Federal Court in the copyright infringement case brought by reggae singer Patrick Alley, who claimed that Mick Jagger’s solo […]

25-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 25th

On this day in 1987: U2 started a five-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with their fifth studio album ‘The Joshua Tree.’ Inspired by American tour experiences, literature, and politics, the album topped the charts in over 20 countries, and is one of the world’s all-time best-selling albums, with over 25 million […]

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