Tag: 1984

18-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 18th

On this day in 1984: Michael Jackson underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair damage done after his hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial. On this day in 1985: Wham! Became the first-ever Western pop act to have an album released in China. On this day in 1987: Aretha […]

14-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 14th

On this day in 1983: The Pretenders bass player Pete Farndon died from a drug overdose. He was fired from the group on June 14th 1982, (two days before Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott was found dead of heart failure). Farndon was in the midst of forming a new band with former Clash drummer Topper Headon […]

07-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 7th

On this day in 1981: Bruce Springsteen & The E. Street Band kicked off their first European tour in Hamburg, Germany. This was Springsteen’s first tour outside North America. The Tour was to promote their double album ‘The River.’ On this day in 1984: Kenny Loggins started his second of three weeks at #1 on […]

01-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 1st

On this day back in 1984: Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his father at his parent’s home in Los Angeles, California. The argument started after his parents squabbled over misplaced business documents, Gaye attempted to intervene, and was killed by his father using a gun he had given him four months before. Marvin Sr. was […]

31-Mar

This Day In 80s Music, March 31st

On this day in 1984: Kenny Loggins started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Footloose’, the theme from the 1984 film ‘Footloose’ starring Kevin Bacon. “Footloose” was co-written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins. It was released in January 1984 as the first of two singles by Loggins from […]

27-Mar

This Day In Music, March 27th

On this day in 1984: Bryan Adams went into Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver, Canada to record ‘Run To You’ for his fourth studio album, ‘Reckless.’ It would be the first single released from the album later in 1984. The music video shot in London and Los Angeles, was nominated in five different categories at the […]

22-Mar

This Day In Music, March 22nd

On this day in 1980: Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)’ started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart. The track, which was the group’s only U.S. chart topper, was also a #1 in the UK, Germany, Australia, Italy and in many other countries around the world. Pink Floyd received a […]

17-Mar

This Day In Music, March 17th

On this day in 1984: Van Halen were starting their fourth of five weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Jump.” It would go on to be ranked the #6 song for the entire year of 1984 and would be ranked the #42 song of the entire 1980s decade by Billboard Magazine. “Girls […]

11-Mar

This Day In Music, March 11th

On this day in 1984: Van Halen were starting their third of five weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Jump.’ It was ranked the #6 song for the entire year of 1984 by Billboard magazine and was nominated at the 27th Annual Grammy Awards (1984) in the “Best Rock Performance By A […]

03-Mar

This Day In Music, March 3rd

On this day in 1984: Nena started a three week run at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ’99 Red Balloons.’ Originally sung in German, ’99 Luftballons’ was re-recorded in English as ’99 Red Balloons’. The song was a #2 hit in the U.S. and the only U.K. (and U.S.) hit for Nena making […]

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