Tag: David Bowie

29-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 29th

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen kicked off the first leg of his Born in the USA Tour with a three night run at the Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Springsteen would play a total of 156 shows ending on October 2, 1985 in Los Angeles. On this day in 1985: David Bowie […]

07-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 7th

On this day in 1986: Madonna went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Live To Tell.” It would spend one week in the top spot. “Live to Tell” is a song from her third studio album ‘True Blue.’ It was released as the lead singles from True Blue on March 26, 1986, by Sire Records. Originally […]

30-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 30th

On this day in 1981: Kim Carnes was starting her third of nine non-consecutive weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Bette Davis Eyes.’ It would be ranked the #1 song for the year of 1981 by Billboard Magazine on their year-end chart and would be ranked the #2 song of the entire […]

21-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 21st

On this day in 1982: The Hacienda Club opened in Manchester, England. Madonna made her UK TV debut at the club when C4 music show The Tube was broadcast live from there. Many acts including Oasis, Happy Mondays, U2, The Smiths, Charlatans, James, M People all played at the club, (The club closed in 1997). On this day […]

09-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 9th

On this day in 1983: David Bowie was at #1 on the UK singles chart with the title track from his album ‘Let’s Dance’, his fourth UK #1. The song featured blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. The song introduced Bowie to a new, younger audience oblivious to his work in the 1970s and would also […]

27-Sep

This Day In Music, September 27th

On this day in 1980: David Bowie scored his fourth U.K. #1 album with his fourteenth studio album ‘Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps).’ The album featured the singles ‘Ashes to Ashes’ and ‘Fashion’. On this day in 1986: The Beatles’ track ‘Twist and Shout’ re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 over twenty-five years after it first […]

14-Sep

This Day In 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 […]

07-Sep

This Day In Music, September 7th

On this day in 1985: David Bowie and Mick Jagger were at #1 on the U.K. singes chart with their version of the Martha and The Vandellas 1964 hit ‘Dancing In The Street.’ The song had been recorded as part of the Live Aid charity appeal. The original plan was to perform a track together live, […]

23-Aug

This Day In Music, August 23rd

On this day in 1980: David Bowie was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Ashes To Ashes’ his second U.K. #1. Taken from the Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album, the song continued the story of Major Tom from Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’. The video for ‘Ashes to Ashes’ was one of the most […]

23-Jul

This Day In 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 U.S. album chart with ‘Synchronicity’, which spent a total of seventeen weeks at #1. On this day in 1984: The Cars released ‘Drive’ […]

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