Tag: 1986

10-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 10th

On this day in 1985: The Go-Go’s announced they were breaking up. Two of the members went on to enjoy solo success, (Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wiedlin) and the group would reform in the late 90s. On this day in 1986: The Pet Shop Boys went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘West […]

03-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 3rd

On this day in 1980: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band started a six week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Against The Wind’. Also on this day in 1980: Blondie started their third of six weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Call Me.’ On this day in […]

20-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 20th

On this day in 1980: 84 year old George Burns, who starred in the movie ‘Oh God’ with John Denver, became the oldest person to have a hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when ‘I Wish I Was 18 Again’ peaked at #49. When asked if he wished he were 18 again, Burns replied “I […]

12-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 12th

On this day back in 1980: Pink Floyd started their 4th and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Another Brick In the Wall (Part II).’ It would be ranked the #2 song for the entire year of 1980 behind Blondie’s ‘Call Me.’ It would also be ranked the #28 song for […]

29-Mar

This Day In Music, March 29th

On this day in 1980: Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ album spent its 303rd week on the U.S. album chart, beating the record set by Carole King’s 1971 #1 album ‘Tapestry.’ The album remained on the U.S. Billboard charts for 741 discontinuous weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in […]

25-Mar

This Day In Music, March 25th

On this day in 1983: Motown Records celebrated its 25th anniversary with a concert in Pasadena, featuring; The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Martha Reeves, Jr. Walker, The Commodores, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and The Jackson 5. Michael Jackson would introduce his “moonwalk” dance at the concert while performing ‘Billie Jean.” On […]

24-Mar

This Day In Music, March 24th

On this day in 1985: ‘Easy Lover’ by Philip Bailey and Phil Collins was at #1 on the UK singles chart. Bailey was a former vocalist with Earth, Wind & Fire. Phil Collins produced, drummed and sang on the track. ‘Easy Lover’ won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Overall Performance in a Video. Also on this […]

23-Mar

This Day In Music, March 23rd

On this day in 1985: Former Creedence Clearwater Revival front man John Fogerty went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with his third solo studio album ‘Centerfield.’ This was Fogerty’s first album in nine years after he decided to take a long break from the music business because of legal battles with his record company. […]

15-Mar

This Day In Music, March 15th

On this day in 1982: Bob Dylan was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame at the 13th annual dinner held at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. After the ceremony Dylan gave a short interview to Jane Hansen, which was broadcast by NBC, TV in New York City. On this day in 1986: […]

08-Mar

This Day In Music, March 8th

On this day in 1986: Diana Ross was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Chain Reaction.’ It was written and produced by The Bee Gees (who also provided the backing vocals for the single). The single became her first #1 single in the U.K. since ‘I’m Still Waiting’ in 1971. Also on this day […]

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