Tag: 1980

04-Dec

This Day In 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 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 […]

26-Nov

This Day In Music, November 26th (Turkey Day Edition)

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 turkey 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 […]

21-Nov

This Day In 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. […]

15-Nov

This Day In 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 […]

02-Nov

This Day In Music, November 2nd

On this day in 1980: Barbra Streisand was enjoying her second week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Woman In Love.” The song was released as a single from her 1980 album ‘Guilty.’ “Woman In Love” was written by Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees who received the 1980 Ivor Novello […]

01-Nov

This Day In 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 […]

27-Oct

This Day In 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 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.K. singles chart with a song written by the The Bee Gees, ‘Woman In Love’, the singer’s only U.K. #1. On this day in 1986: Bon […]

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