Tag: 1984

01-Dec

This Day In 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 […]

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 […]

25-Nov

This Day In Music, November 25th

On this day in 1984: The cream of the British pop world gathered at S.A.R.M. Studios, London to record the historic ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ The single, which was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, featured Paul Young, Bono, Boy George, Sting and George Michael. It went on to sell over three million copies […]

24-Nov

This Day In 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 […]

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. […]

17-Nov

This Day In Music, November 17th

On this day in 1984: Wham! went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.” It was first released as a single in the U.K. on May 14, 1984. It became their first U.K. and U.S. #1 hit. It was written and produced by George Michael. The single was certified […]

10-Nov

This Day In Music, November 10th

On this day in 1984: After setting a new record for advanced orders, 1,099,500 copies, Frankie Goes To Hollywood went to #1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP ‘Welcome To The Pleasure Dome.’ They also made their debut TV appearance on this day in ’84 on Saturday Night Live performing ‘Two Tribes’ […]

04-Nov

This Day In Music, November 4th

On this day in 1984: Prince played the first of seven nights at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan which was the start of his 87-date North American Purple Rain tour. The outing marked the live debut of his new band The Revolution. On this day in 1989: Roxette scored their second U.S. #1 […]

03-Nov

This Day In Music, November 3rd

On this day in 1984: Billy Ocean started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Caribbean Queen’. Co-written and produced by Keith Diamond, it climbed to #1 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Billboard Black Singles Chart and went to #6 on the U.K. singles chart. The song won […]

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