Tag: Billy Joel

25-Nov

This Day In 80s Music, November 25th

On this day in 1984: The cream of the British pop world gathered at S.A.R.M. Studios, London to record the historic ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ The single, which was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, featured Paul Young, Bono, Boy George, Sting and George Michael. It went on to sell over three million copies […]

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 […]

24-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 24th

On this day in 1983: Billy Joel went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Tell Her About It’, the ‘Piano Man’s’ second U.S. #1, a #4 hit in the U.K. In the lyrics of the song, the singer exhorts a young man to tell the woman he loves how he feels about her […]

19-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 19th

On this day in 1980: Billy Joel started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me.” It was released as a single off his 7x Platinum ‘Glass Houses’ album. It is one of four Top 40 hits off the album. The song spent 11 […]

14-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 14th

On this day in 1980: Billy Joel started a six-week run at #1 on the US album chart with ‘Glass Houses’, his second U.S. #1 album. The album features four Top 40 hits including Joel’s first song to peak at #1 on Billboard’s Pop Singles chart, ‘It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me.’ On this […]

15-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 15th

On this day in 1982: Billy Joel was reported to be in ”quite good” condition after major surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. The singer broke his left wrist when his 1978 Harley Davidson hit a car on Long Island, New York. The hospital switchboard was jammed with calls from his fans, […]

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. […]

27-Feb

This Day In Music, February 27th

On this day in 1980: Winners at the Grammy Awards included: song of the year; ‘What A Fool Believes’ by The Doobie Brothers, album of the year; Billy Joel’s ’52nd St’, best new artist; Rickie Lee Jones, and best disco record, ‘I Will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor. On this day in 1988: George Michael went […]

25-Feb

This Day In Music, February 25th

On this day in 1981: Winners at this year’s Grammy Awards included Bob Seger who won Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal for ‘Against The Wind’, Pat Benatar won Best Rock Vocal Performance Female for ‘Crimes Of Passion’, Billy Joel won Best Rock Vocal Performance Male for ‘Glass Houses’, and […]

16-Dec

This Day In Music, December 16th

On this day in 1989: Billy Joel went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with his 11th studio release ‘Storm Front’. It was Billy’s 3rd album to reach #1 in the U.S. The album featured one of Joel’s three #1 hits, ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’, a fast-paced song, mentioning some of the major […]

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