Tag: 1980

04-Dec

This Day In 80s Music, December 4th

On this day in 1980: Prince played the first night on his 31 date Dirty Mind North American tour at Shea’s in Buffalo, New York. After being told by his managers he couldn’t wear spandex pants without any underwear, Prince began performing in a long trench coat, black high heeled boots and leggings, and bikini brief […]

29-Nov

This Day In 80s Music, November 29th

On this day in 1980: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Double Fantasy’ album was released. Though initially poorly received, the album is notable for its association with Lennon’s murder three weeks after its release, whereupon it became a worldwide commercial success, and went on to win the 1981 Album of the Year Grammy at the […]

25-Nov

Happy Thanksgiving From Charlie’s 80s Attic!

Happy Thanksgiving from Charlie’s 80s Attic! We are thankful for all of our listeners and wish each and every one of you a terrific day! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are going back to ALL of the Thanksgivings of the 80s and letting you know what the #1 song on Thanksgiving Day was from […]

21-Nov

This Day In 80s Music, November 21st

On this day in 1980: Don Henley was arrested after a naked 16-year old girl was found at his home in Los Angeles suffering from a drug over-dose. He was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of marijuana, cocaine, and Quaaludes. He received a $2,000 fine with two years probation. […]

20-Nov

This Day In 80s Music, November 20th

On this day in 1984: A large crowd of fans watched the unveiling of a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star for Michael Jackson in front of Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Jackson became star number 1,793 on the famed walk. Let’s take a look at all the #1 hits on the U.S. singles chart on November […]

15-Nov

This Day In 80s Music, November 15th

On this day in 1980: Kenny Rogers went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Lady.” The song was written and produced by Lionel Richie, recorded in 1980, and ranks among Kenny Rogers’ biggest hits. Rogers once told an interviewer, “The idea was that Lionel would come from R&B and I’d come from country, and […]

01-Nov

This Day In 80s Music, November 1st

On this day in 1980: Bruce Springsteen went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘The River’ his first #1 album. ‘The River’ was Bruce’s 5th studio album and was released on October 17, 1980. Originally, Springsteen intended The River to be a single album, entitled ‘The Ties That Bind.’ The single album version was eventually released as one […]

27-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 27th

On this day in 1980: Mark David Chapman bought a five-shot .38 special for $169. A little over six weeks later, he would use the gun to kill John Lennon outside of his New York City apartment. On this day in 1988: U2’s film ‘Rattle And Hum’, received its world wide premiere in the group’s […]

25-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 25th

On this day in 1980: Barbra Streisand scored her fourth U.S. #1 album with ‘Guilty.’ Also on this day, Streisand started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with a song written by the The Bee Gees, ‘Woman In Love’. After the success enjoyed by the Bee Gees in the late […]

10-Oct

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 […]

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