Tag: Bob Marley

19-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 19th

On this day in 1984: Bob Marley and the Wailers started a 12-week run at #1 on the UK album chart with the compilation album ‘Legend’, released to commemorate the third anniversary of Marley’s death. Also on this day in 1984: Lionel Richie started his second and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles […]

11-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 11th

On this day in 1981: Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley passed away at age 36. In July 1977, Marley was found to have a type of malignant melanoma under the nail of a toe, Marley’s health deteriorated as the cancer spread throughout his body. Marley had the 1981 single ‘No Woman No Cry’, plus over ten other […]

21-Sep

This Day In Music, September 21st

On this day in 1980: During a North American tour, Bob Marley collapsed while jogging in New York’s Central Park. After hospital tests he was diagnosed as having cancer. Marley played his last ever concert two nights later at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On this day in 1985: Dire Straits went to #1 on […]

19-May

This Day In Music, May 19th

On this Day in 1984: Bob Marley and the Wailers started a 12-week run at #1 on the UK album chart with the compilation album ‘Legend’, released to commemorate the third anniversary of Marley’s death. Let’s take a look at the U.S. singles chart for this day back in 1984:

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