Tag: Cyndi Lauper

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 […]

14-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 14th

On this day in 1981: The Rolling Stones played a secret pre-tour warm-up show at the Sir Morgan’s Cove club in Worcester, Massachusetts. Billed as Little Boy Blue & The Cockroaches, a local radio station announced that the Stones were in town, resulting in the club being besieged by over 4,000 fans attempted to get […]

16-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 16th

On this day in 1982: Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott died following sustained cocaine and heroin addiction. During the mid-1970s, Honeyman-Scott met future Pretenders bandmate Pete Farndon while the bassist was playing with Cold River Lady in Hereford (Melody Maker, 1979). In 1978, Farndon recruited Honeyman-Scott for a series of Pretenders rehearsals and recording sessions, and he officially […]

09-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 9th

On this day in 1984: Cyndi Lauper started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Time After Time.’ Lauper co-wrote ‘Time After Time’ with Philadelphia based Rob Hyman of The Hooters. It was the second single released from her debut studio album, ‘She’s So Unusual’, with Hyman contributing backing vocals. […]

17-Mar

This Day In Music, March 17th

On this day in 1984: Van Halen were starting their fourth of five weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Jump.” It would go on to be ranked the #6 song for the entire year of 1984 and would be ranked the #42 song of the entire 1980s decade by Billboard Magazine. “Girls […]

10-Jan

This Day In Music, January 10th

On this day in 1981: John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ started a four-week run at #1 on the U.K. singles chart, 10 years after it was recorded. Lennon had two other songs in the Top 5 in the U.K. this week, ‘Happy Christmas, (War Is Over’) and ‘(Just Like) Starting Over.’ ‘Imagine’ was voted by the viewers […]

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 […]

09-Jun

This Day In Music, June 9th

On this day in 1984: Cyndi Lauper started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Time After Time’ a #3 hit in the U.K. Cyndi Lauper co-wrote ‘Time After Time’ with Philadelphia based Rob Hyman of The Hooters. ‘Time After Time’ was the second single released from her debut studio […]

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