Tag: Bon Jovi

25-Oct

This Day In 80s 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.S. singles chart with a song written by the The Bee Gees, ‘Woman In Love’. After the success enjoyed by the Bee Gees in the late […]

15-Oct

This Day In 80s 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 Baby’ went […]

01-Oct

This Day In 80s 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 1983: Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with the […]

18-Aug

This Day In 80s 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 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-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 1st

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

13-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 13th

On this day in 1985: Bruce Springsteen married model and actress Julianne Phillips at Lake Oswego, Oregon. Julianne filed for divorce on Aug 30th 1988. On this day in 1989: Bon Jovi went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “I’ll Be There For You.” It would spend one week in the top spot. […]

14-Mar

This Day In Music, March 14th

On this day in 1981: Dolly Parton returned to the #1 position on the U.S. singles chart with “9 To 5”. The song had been in the #1 position for a week in February (the 21st-27th) but then gave up the #1 position to Eddie Rabbitt’s “I Love A Rainy Night” for two weeks. Here’s […]

06-Mar

This Day In Music, March 6th

On this day in 1982: The J. Geils band were starting their 5th week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Centerfold.’ It would spend a total of six weeks in the top spot and would be ranked the #5 song for the entire year of 1982. It would also be ranked the #11 […]

14-Feb

This Day In Music, February 14th

Happy Valentine’s Day to all! We hope you enjoy it! On this day in 1981: Kool & The Gang started their second and final week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Celebration,” It remains the only Kool & The Gang song to ever reach #1 on the Hot 100. It would be ranked […]

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