Tag: 1984

28-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 28th

On this day in 1984: Prince began his fourth of five weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “When Doves Cry.” It would go on to be ranked the #1 song for the entire year of 1984 by Billboard Magazine on their year end chart. They would also rank it the #26 song […]

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’ […]

07-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 7th

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Born In The USA’. The album went on to spend a total of 139 weeks on the U.S. album chart. Its also one of three albums (along with Michael Jackson’s Thriller, & Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814) to produce […]

06-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 6th

On this day in 1984: The Jacksons kicked off their North American Victory tour at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City. Over 2 million people attended the 55 concerts which grossed over $75 million. Michael Jackson donated $5 million of the proceeds to various charities. On this day in 1985: Phil Collins went to #1 on the U.S. […]

30-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 30th

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In The Dark’ peaked at #2 on the U.S. singles chart, the first of seven singles from his seventh studio album Born In The U.S.A. which all hit the U.S. Top 10. The video was shot at the Saint Paul Civic Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and […]

29-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 29th

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen kicked off the first leg of his Born in the USA Tour with a three night run at the Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Springsteen would play a total of 156 shows ending on October 2, 1985 in Los Angeles. On this day in 1985: David Bowie […]

25-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 25th

On this day in 1984: Prince released his sixth studio album Purple Rain, the first to feature his band the Revolution, and the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name. The first two singles from the album, ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, topped the US singles charts, and were hits around […]

23-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 23rd

On this day in 1984: Duran Duran stared a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “The Reflex.” The single entered the Hot 100 in America on April 21, 1984 at #46. It became Duran Duran’s first of two singles to hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (for 2 weeks) […]

16-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 16th

On this day in 1982: Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott died following sustained cocaine and heroin addiction. During the mid-1970s, Honeyman-Scott met future Pretenders bandmate Pete Farndon while the bassist was playing with Cold River Lady in Hereford (Melody Maker, 1979). In 1978, Farndon recruited Honeyman-Scott for a series of Pretenders rehearsals and recording sessions, and he officially […]

09-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 9th

On this day in 1984: Cyndi Lauper started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Time After Time.’ Lauper co-wrote ‘Time After Time’ with Philadelphia based Rob Hyman of The Hooters. It was the second single released from her debut studio album, ‘She’s So Unusual’, with Hyman contributing backing vocals. […]

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