Tag: 1982

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 […]

30-Nov

This Day In Music, November 30th

On this day in 1982: Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album was released. ‘Thriller’ was Jackson’s sixth studio album.  Reunited with ‘Off the Wall’ producer Quincy Jones, Jackson was inspired to create an album where “every song was a killer”. With the ongoing backlash against disco, Jackson moved in a new musical direction, incorporating pop, post-disco, rock and funk. ‘Thriller’ foreshadows […]

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 […]

11-Nov

This Day In Music, November 11th

On this day in 1982: Prince kicked off his 87-date ‘1999’ North American tour at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Here’s a clip of Prince performing ‘1999’ on the tour about a month later in Houston, TX: On this day in 1983: Mick Jagger appeared on the UK TV show ‘The […]

06-Nov

This Day In Music, November 6th

On this day in 1982: Jennifer Warnes and Joe Cocker started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with a song taken from the film ‘An Officer And A Gentleman’, ‘Up Where We Belong’. The song was written by Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Will Jennings and recorded by Joe Cocker […]

30-Oct

This Day In Music, October 30th

On this day in 1982: Australian band Men At Work went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Who Can It Be Now” the group’s first U.S. #1, a #45 hit in the U.K. The song was first released as a single in Australia in June 1981, prior to the recording of their 1981 […]

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