Tag: 1983

23-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 23rd

On this day in 1983: The Police kicked off the North American leg of their Synchronicity 107-date world tour at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois. The Police also went to #1 on the US album chart with ‘Synchronicity’, which spent a total of seventeen weeks at #1. On this day in 1984: The Cars released ‘Drive’ […]

16-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 16th

On this day in 1981: U.S. singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, who had success in the 70s with ‘Taxi’, ‘W-O-L-D’ and the #1 hit ‘Cats In The Cradle’, was killed at age 38, suffering a cardiac arrest while driving on the Long Island Expressway in New York. His car was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer, causing […]

09-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 9th

On this day in 1983: The Police started an EIGHT week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Every Breath You Take’ also #1 in the U.K. Taken from the bands album ‘Synchronicity’, it won Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance at the 1984 Grammy Awards. It would […]

02-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 2nd

On this day in 1983: Rod Stewart started a three week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Baby Jane’, his sixth and final UK #1. On the U.S. singles chart, Irene Cara was starting her sixth and final week at #1 with “Flashdance…What A Feeling” on this day back in 1983. Here’s […]

01-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 1st

On this day in 1983: A New Jersey-based quintet calling themselves Bon Jovi signed to Phonogram’s Mercury records, although they had also been considering the name Johnny Electric. The group have since sold over 130 million records worldwide, and performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. On this […]

05-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 5th

On this day in 1983: During a 48-date North American tour U2 played at Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver. The show was recorded and released as ‘U2 Live At Red Rocks: Under A Blood Red Sky.’ Under a Blood Red Sky is a live album by Irish rock band U2, produced by Jimmy Iovine and released on November 1, […]

04-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 4th

On this day in 1983: The Police started a four week run at #1 in the UK with ‘Every Breath You Take’ the group’s fifth and final #1 UK single. Taken from the bands album Synchronicity, it won Song of the Year and it won Best Pop Performance at the 1984 Grammy Awards. It would […]

29-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 29th

On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder started their third of SEVEN weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Ebony and Ivory.” The song would not give up the #1 spot until July 3, 1982 when ‘Don’t You Want Me’ by The Human League would finally take over the #1 […]

28-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 28th

On this day in 1983: Irene Cara started a SIX week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Flashdance…What A Feeling.’ The song is from the 1983 film ‘Flashdance’ and was written by Giorgio Moroder (music), Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (lyrics), and performed by Cara. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May […]

21-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 21st

On this day in 1982: The Hacienda Club opened in Manchester, England. Madonna made her UK TV debut at the club when C4 music show The Tube was broadcast live from there. Many acts including Oasis, Happy Mondays, U2, The Smiths, Charlatans, James, M People all played at the club, (The club closed in 1997). On this day […]

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