Tag: 1987

17-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 17th

On this day in 1981: Christopher Cross started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Arthur’s Theme, (Best That You Can Do)’, his second U.S. #1. This ended the NINE week run at #1 for Diana Ross & Lionel Richie’s ‘Endless Love.’ It was the main theme for the 1981 […]

16-Oct

This Day In 80s 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 […]

10-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 10th

On this day in 1980: The funeral took place for Led Zeppelin’s drummer John Bonham. ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarist and band mate Jimmy Page’s house from what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in 4 hours). He was 32 years old. On this day […]

03-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 3rd

On this day in 1987: M/A/R//R/S were at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Pump Up The Volume.’ The first British-made house hit heavily sampled other recordings which resulted in litigation. Also on this day in 1987: Whitney Houston was starting her second and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with […]

26-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 26th

On this day in 1987: Michael Jackson started a six-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Bad’. Released nearly five years after Jackson’s previous studio album, ‘Thriller’, ‘Bad’ produced five U.S. #1s, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, “Bad”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”, “Man in the Mirror” and “Dirty Diana”, the first […]

19-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 19th

On this day in 1981: Simon & Garfunkel reunited for a concert in New York’s Central Park. Over 500,000 fans attended the show. The performance was recorded for a record and video release. A film of the event was shown on TV and released on video. Proceeds went toward the redevelopment and maintenance of the […]

12-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 12th

On this day in 1987: Michael Jackson kicked of his Bad World Tour by playing the first of three sold-out nights at Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. By the end of the 123-date tour, Jackson had played to over 4 million fans across fifteen countries. On this day in 1989: Aerosmith released ‘Pump’ their tenth […]

11-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 11th

On this day in 1982: Chicago started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Hard To Say I’m Sorry’, the group’s second U.S. #1 hit. “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” was written by bassist Peter Cetera, who also sang lead on the track, and producer David Foster, for the group Chicago. It was […]

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. […]

29-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 29th

On this day in 1987: Def Leppard scored their first U.K. #1 album with Hysteria which also became #1 on the U.S. album chart in July the following year after spending forty-nine weeks working its way to the top. Also on this day in 1987: Rick Astley’s debut hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, started […]

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