Tag: David Bowie

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’ […]

13-Jul

This Day In Music, July 13th

On this day in 1985: At 12:01 Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over 40 million dollars. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5 billion people in 160 countries made it the […]

29-Jun

This Day In 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. Here’s an audio clip from that very […]

28-May

This Day In Music, May 28th

On this day in 1983: Actress and singer Irene Cara started a six week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Flashdance…What A Feeling’. Taken from the film ‘Flashdance’, a #2 hit in the UK. Cara had also appeared in TV’s ‘Roots’ and ‘The Next Generation’. The song was the #3 single of […]

21-May

This Day In Music, May 21st

On this day in 1983: David Bowie went to #1 on the US singles chart with ‘Let’s Dance’, featuring blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. It was Bowie’s first single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic. The music video was made by David Mallet on location in Australia including at a bar in […]

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