Tag: 1981

27-Nov

This Day In Music, November 27th

On this day in 1981: The British Phonographic industry placed advertisements in the press claiming that ‘home taping was wiping out music’. The Boomtown Rats, 10cc, Elton John and Cliff Richard all backed the campaign. On this day in 1982: Lionel Richie went to #1 in the U.S. with ‘Truly’. “Truly” is the debut solo single […]

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. […]

13-Nov

This Day In Music, November 13th

On this day in 1981: U2 kicked off a 23 date North American ‘October’ tour at JB Scott’s in Albany, New York. On this day in 1982: Men At Work started a 15-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with their debut album ‘Business As Usual’, which went on to sell over five […]

07-Nov

This Day In Music, November 7th

On this day in 1981: Hall & Oates started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Private Eyes’. This single was the band’s third of six number one hits (the first two being ‘Rich Girl’ and ‘Kiss On My List’), and their second #1 hit of the 1980s at the […]

17-Oct

This Day In Music, October 17th

On this day in 1981: Christopher Cross started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Arthur’s Theme, (Best That You Can Do)’, his second U.S. #1. This ended the NINE week run at #1 for Diana Ross & Lionel Richie’s ‘Endless Love.’ It was the main theme for the 1981 […]

12-Oct

This Day In Music, October 12th

On this day in 1981: Diana Ross & Lionel Richie were enjoying their NINTH and final week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song went to #1 on August 15th 1981. It would be ranked the #2 song for the year of 1981, behind ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ by Kim Carnes which spent TEN […]

11-Oct

This Day In Music, October 11th

On this day in 1981: The Rolling Stones performed at the Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA, as part of a 50-date North American tour. 95 fans were arrested after trouble broke out at the venue. The tour became the largest grossing of 1981, with $50 million in ticket sales. On this day in 1986: […]

09-Oct

This Day In 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 […]

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