Tag: Cliff Richard

27-Nov

This Day In Music, November 27th

On this day in 1981: The British Phonographic industry placed advertisements in the press claiming that ‘home taping was wiping out music’. The Boomtown Rats, 10cc, Elton John and Cliff Richard all backed the campaign. On this day in 1982: Lionel Richie went to #1 in the U.S. with ‘Truly’. “Truly” is the debut solo single […]

01-Sep

This Day In Music, September 1st

On this day in 1980: Fleetwood Mac ended a nine-month world tour with a performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Lindsay Buckingham announced on stage, “This is our last show for a long time.” On this day in 1983: Mick Jones, lead guitarist with The Clash was fired by the other three members who claimed he’d ‘drifted […]

27-May

This Day In Music, May 27th

On this day in 1983: The Smiths were at #1 on the U.K. independent chart with their debut single ‘Hand In Glove.’ The Smiths recorded the track after their manager Joe Moss paid £250 for a one-day recording session at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England. On this day in 1988: Def Leppard kicked off the […]

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