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25-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 25th

On this day in 1980: John Bonham drummer with Led Zeppelin, died at age 32 after a heavy drinking session. ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarists Jimmy Page’s house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in 4 hours).  On this day in 1982: Queen […]

15-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 15th

On this day in 1982: Chicago was enjoying their first of two weeks at #1 with “Hard To Say I’m Sorry.” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” was written by bassist Peter Cetera, who also sang lead on the track, and producer David Foster, for the group Chicago. It was released on May 16, 1982, as the lead […]

11-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 11th

On this day in 1982: Chicago started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Hard To Say I’m Sorry’, the group’s second U.S. #1 hit. “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” was written by bassist Peter Cetera, who also sang lead on the track, and producer David Foster, for the group Chicago. It was […]

04-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 4th

On this day in 1982: The Steve Miller Band started a non-consecutive two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Abracadabra’ the group’s third U.S. #1, a #2 hit in the U.K. The song is said to have been inspired by Diana Ross with whom Miller had met while performing together on […]

02-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 2nd

On this day in 1986: Peter Cetera started a two-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with the theme from the film ‘Karate Kid II’, ‘The Glory Of Love’, it made it to #3 in the U.K. The song was written and composed by Cetera, David Foster, and Cetera’s then-wife Diane Nini and recorded […]

23-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 23rd

On this day in 1983: The Police kicked off the North American leg of their Synchronicity 107-date world tour at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois. The Police also went to #1 on the US album chart with ‘Synchronicity’, which spent a total of seventeen weeks at #1. On this day in 1984: The Cars released ‘Drive’ […]

09-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 9th

On this day in 1983: The Police started an EIGHT week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Every Breath You Take’ also #1 in the U.K. Taken from the bands album ‘Synchronicity’, it won Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance at the 1984 Grammy Awards. It would […]

17-Dec

This Day In Music, December 17th

On this day in 1983: Culture Club, Duran Duran, and The Police all appeared on the children’s U.K. TV show Saturday Superstore. On this day in 1988: Chicago was starting their second of two weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Look Away.” Written by Diane Warren, produced by Ron Nevison, with Bill Champlin on […]

15-Sep

This Day In Music, September 15th

On this day in 1982: Chicago was enjoying their first of two weeks at #1 with “Hard To Say I’m Sorry.” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” was written by bassist Peter Cetera, who also sang lead on the track, and producer David Foster, for the group Chicago. It was released on May 16, 1982, as the lead […]

11-Sep

This Day In Music, September 11th

On this day in 1982: Chicago started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Hard To Say I’m Sorry’, the group’s second U.S. #1 hit. Here’s a look at the complete Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1982: 1 3 HARD TO SAY I’M […]

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