Tag: Bon Jovi

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 […]

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 […]

15-Oct

This Day In Music, October 15th

On this day in 1988: Bon Jovi started a four-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with their fourth release, ‘New Jersey.’ The album produced five Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 singles, the most top ten hits to date for a hard rock album. ‘Bad Medicine’ went to #1, ‘Born to Be My […]

01-Oct

This Day In Music, October 1st

On this day in 1981: The Pretenders were forced to cancel the last leg of a US tour after drummer Martin Chambers put his hand through a windowpane, cutting tendons and arteries. On this day in 1988: Bon Jovi scored their first UK #1 album with ‘New Jersey’, their fourth release. The follow-up to ‘Slippery […]

18-Aug

This Day In Music, August 18th

On this day in 1983: The Police, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and R.E.M. (their biggest gig to date) all appeared in concert at Shea Stadium, New York City. On this day in 1984: George Michael was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with his first solo single ‘Careless Whisper.’ It made George the first […]

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 […]

01-Jul

This Day In Music, July 1st

On this day in 1983: A New Jersey-based band calling themselves Bon Jovi signed with Phonogram’s Mercury records, although they had also been considering the name Johnny Electric. Since that day, they have sold over 130 million records worldwide, and performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. Here […]

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