Tag: 1984

13-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 13th

On this day in 1984: Stevie Wonder started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’, his 7th U.S. #1. It was written, produced, and performed by Stevie Wonder and remains Wonder’s best-selling single to date, having topped a record 19 charts. The […]

05-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 5th

On this day in 1980: UK music weekly The NME had Joy Division’s ‘She’s Lost Control’ as single of the week. The song is about a girl who singer Ian Curtis worked with at a disability center. One day she didn’t come to the center and Ian later learned that she died from a epileptic seizure. […]

29-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 29th

On this day in 1984: Prince and the Revolution started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, his second U.S. #1, and a #7 hit in the U.K. It was the opening track on both the album and in the film Purple Rain. Common to much of […]

22-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 22nd

On this day in 1984: John Waite went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Missing You.’ It was released in June 1984 as the lead single from his second album, No Brakes It reached #1 on Billboard’s Album Rock Tracks chart, the Billboard Hot 100 as well as #9 on the U.K. singles chart. […]

14-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 14th

On this day in 1981: The Rolling Stones played a secret pre-tour warm-up show at the Sir Morgan’s Cove club in Worcester, Massachusetts. Billed as Little Boy Blue & The Cockroaches, a local radio station announced that the Stones were in town, resulting in the club being besieged by over 4,000 fans attempted to get […]

08-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 8th

On this day in 1984: Stevie Wonder had his first U.K #1 with ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’. Taken from the film ‘The Woman In Red’, it was 18 years after Wonder’s chart debut in 1966. The song stayed at #1 for six weeks in the U.K. It remains Wonder’s best-selling single to date, […]

01-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 1st

On this day in 1980: Fleetwood Mac ended a nine-month world tour with a performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Lindsay Buckingham announced on stage, “This is our last show for a long time.” On this day in 1983: Mick Jones, lead guitarist with The Clash was fired by the other three members who claimed he’d ‘drifted […]

31-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 31st

On this day in 1984: ‘Purple Rain’ the movie-starring Prince opened at cinemas across the U.K. with special late night previews. The film grossed more than $80 million at the box office and became a cult classic. On this day in 1985: Brothers In Arms’ by Dire Straits started a nine-week run at #1 on the U.S. […]

28-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 28th

On this day in 1984: The Jacksons’ Victory Tour broke the record for concert ticket sales after they surpassed the 1.1 million mark in two months. The Victory Tour was a concert tour of the United States and Canada between July and December 1984. It was the only tour with all six Jackson brothers, even though Jackie was injured for […]

25-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 25th

On this day in 1981: R.E.M. appeared at The Scorpio, Charlotte, North Carolina. This show was billed as “Charlotte’s First Gay New Wave Disco and Costume Party”, with the $3 tickets benefitting various gay-lesbian charities. On this day in 1984: Ray Parker Jr. was enjoying his third and final week at #1 on the U.S. […]

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