Tag: 1986

03-Dec

This Day In Music, December 3rd

On this day in 1986: Judas Priest were sued by two families, alleging that the band was responsible for their sons forming a suicide pact and shooting themselves after listening to Judas Priest records. The parents and their legal team alleged that a subliminal message of ‘do it’ had been included in the Judas Priest […]

29-Nov

This Day In Music, November 29th

On this day in 1980: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Double Fantasy’ album was released. Though initially poorly received, the album is notable for its association with Lennon’s murder three weeks after its release, whereupon it became a worldwide commercial success, and went on to win the 1981 Album of the Year Grammy at the […]

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 […]

23-Nov

This Day In Music, November 23rd

On this day in 1986: The Human League were enjoying top spot on the U.S. singles chart with “Human.” “Human” was released as the first single from their 1986 album ‘Crash’. The track, which deals with the subject of infidelity, was written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The song topped the charts in […]

12-Nov

This Day In Music, November 12th

On this day in 1986: Boston was enjoying their first of two weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Amanda.’ It was released as the first single from the band’s third album, ‘Third Stage’ in 1986, six years after it was recorded. Although the song did not have a promotional music video, “Amanda” became […]

11-Nov

This Day In Music, November 11th

On this day in 1982: Prince kicked off his 87-date ‘1999’ North American tour at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Here’s a clip of Prince performing ‘1999’ on the tour about a month later in Houston, TX: On this day in 1983: Mick Jagger appeared on the UK TV show ‘The […]

25-Oct

This Day In Music, October 25th

On this day in 1980: Barbra Streisand scored her fourth U.S. #1 album with ‘Guilty.’ Also on this day, Streisand started a three week run at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with a song written by the The Bee Gees, ‘Woman In Love’, the singer’s only U.K. #1. On this day in 1986: Bon […]

16-Oct

This Day In Music, October 16th

On this day in 1982: Culture Club appeared on U.K. TV’s Top Of The Pops  performing ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’. They were booked on the show thanks to Shakin’ Stevens being ill and not able to appear. The song became a major international hit after their memorable performance on the music TV […]

11-Oct

This Day In Music, October 11th

On this day in 1981: The Rolling Stones performed at the Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA, as part of a 50-date North American tour. 95 fans were arrested after trouble broke out at the venue. The tour became the largest grossing of 1981, with $50 million in ticket sales. On this day in 1986: […]

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