Tag: Come On Eileen

23-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 23rd

On this day in 1983: U2 kicked off their 48-date ‘War’ North American tour at The Carolina Concert For Children benefit, Chapel Hill, Carolina. Also on this day in 1983: Dexy’s Midnight Runners went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Come On Eileen.’ It was released in the United Kingdom almost a year […]

16-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 16th

On this day in 1983: Michael Jackson began his SEVENTH and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with Billie Jean. It would be ranked the #2 song of the entire year of 1983 behind ‘Every Breath You Take’ by The Police. After ‘Billie Jean’ gave up the top spot to ‘Come On […]

07-Aug

This Day In Music, August 7th

On this day in 1980: John Lennon began recording his final album, ‘Double Fantasy’ at The Hit Factory in New York City. It would be released on November 17th by the newly-formed Geffen Records and would win the 1982 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. On this day in 1982: Dexy’s Midnight Runners were […]

21-Apr

This Day In Music, April 21st

On this day in 1982: Clash front man Joe Strummer disappeared for three weeks, which resulted in the group canceling a tour. The singer was found living in Paris, France. On this day in 1983: Dexy’s Midnight Runners were enjoying their first and only week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Come On […]

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