Tag: 1983

02-Dec

This Day In 80s Music, December 2nd

On this day in 1983: MTV aired the full 14-minute version of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ video for the first time. Now regarded as the most influential pop music video of all time, in 2009, the video was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, the first music video to ever receive […]

01-Dec

This Day In 80s Music, December 1st

On this day in 1983: Neil Young was sued by Geffen Records because his new music for the label was ‘not commercial in nature and musically uncharacteristic of his previous albums’. His latest album Everybody’s Rockin’ featured a selection of rockabilly songs (both covers and original material) which ran for just 25 minutes, Young’s shortest […]

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 […]

24-Nov

This Day In 80s Music, November 24th

On this day in 1983: The Irish group The Undertones split up. Lead singer Feargal Sharkey went on to have a #1 U.K. single as a solo artist with ‘A Good Heart’ and later worked in A&R for various record labels, and later became the head of U.K. Music, an umbrella organization representing the collective […]

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 […]

18-Nov

This Day In 80s Music, November 18th

On this day in 1983: R.E.M. made their first appearance outside the U.S. when they appeared on Channel 4 UK TV show The Tube. The following night they made their live UK debut when the played at Dingwall’s, London. On this day in 1989: Bad English started their second week at #1 on the U.S. singles […]

12-Nov

This Day In 80s Music, November 12th

On this day in 1983: Lionel Richie started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “All Night Long (All Night).” The song is off his second solo album, ‘Can’t Slow Down’ and combined Richie’s soulful Commodores style with Caribbean influences. This new, more dance, pop inspired-inspired approach proved popular, as the single […]

11-Nov

This Day In 80s 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 […]

05-Nov

This Day In 80s Music, November 5th

On this day in 1983: Billy Joel went to #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Uptown Girl’, which stayed at the top of the chart for five weeks. It would be Billy Joel’s only #1 hit in the U.K. The song was initially written about his relationship with his then-girlfriend Elle Macpherson, but it ended up […]

29-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 29th

On this day in 1983: Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ marked its 491st week on the Billboard album chart in the U.S., surpassing the previous record holder, ‘Johnny’s Greatest Hits’ by Johnny Mathis. When it finally fell off of the chart in October 1988, ‘Dark Side’ had set a record of 741 weeks […]

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