Tag: Beach Boys

05-Nov

This Day In 80s Music, November 5th

On this day in 1983: Billy Joel went to #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Uptown Girl’, which stayed at the top of the chart for five weeks. It would be Billy Joel’s only #1 hit in the U.K. The song was initially written about his relationship with his then-girlfriend Elle Macpherson, but it ended up […]

04-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 4th

On this day in 1986: The second Farm Aid benefit concert took place at Manor Downs Racetrack, Manor, Texas. Held to raise money for family farmers in the U.S., the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Alabama, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, […]

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 […]

28-Dec

This Day In Music, December 28th

On this day in 1983: Having made two successful dives below a friend’s yacht to find items he’d drunkenly thrown off his own boat three years before, drummer and co-founder of The Beach Boys Dennis Wilson took one last dive into the Pacific and never returned from the boat moored in Marina Del Rey, California. […]

04-Jul

This Day In Music, July 4th

On this day in 1986: The second Farm Aid benefit concert took place at Manor Downs Racetrack, in Manor, Texas. Held to raise money for family farmers in the U.S. The concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Alabama, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, The Fabulous […]

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