Tag: Def Leppard

14-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 14th

On this day in 1988: Def Leppard became first act in chart history to sell seven million copies of two consecutive albums, with Pyromania (their third studio album released in 1983) and Hysteria, (which became the band’s best-selling album to date, selling over 20 million copies worldwide, and spawning six hit singles). Let’s take a […]

08-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 8th

On this day in 1988: Def Leppard went to #1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with “Love Bites.” It is Def Leppard’s only #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 to date. It would spend one week in the top spot. When Robert John “Mutt” Lange originally brought the song to the band’s attention, it […]

29-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 29th

On this day in 1987: Def Leppard scored their first U.K. #1 album with Hysteria which also became #1 on the U.S. album chart in July the following year after spending forty-nine weeks working its way to the top. Also on this day in 1987: Rick Astley’s debut hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, started […]

16-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 16th

On this day in 1983: After dating for six years, Paul Simon married actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the first Star Wars trilogy. The marriage would last less than two years, but the two continued to date off and on after they split. On this day in 1986: Rick Allen, drummer with Def […]

03-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 3rd

On this day in 1985: Tears For Fears started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Shout’, the duo’s second U.S. #1. The song was released as the second single from their second studio album, Songs From the Big Chair on November 19, 1984.  “Shout” would become one of the most […]

23-Jul

This Day In 80s 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 US album chart with ‘Synchronicity’, which spent a total of seventeen weeks at #1. On this day in 1984: The Cars released ‘Drive’ […]

11-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 11th

On this day in 1981: The Specials had their second and final UK #1 single with ‘Ghost Town’. Despite being a song about Coventry, the band chose to film the video of themselves driving a Vauxhall Cresta around some empty London streets. On this day in 1982: Phil Collen, former guitarist with the glam rock […]

27-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 27th

On this day in 1988: Def Leppard kicked off the third leg of their North American Hysteria world tour at George M. Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska. On this day in 1989: Paula Abdul started her second and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Forever Your Girl.’ It would be ranked […]

20-Jan

This Day In Music, January 20th

On this day in 1982: During an Ozzy Osbourne concert in Des Moines, Iowa, a member of the audience threw a bat onto the stage. Thinking it was a fake rubber bat, the singer picked it up and attempted to bite its head off. As he did this, Ozzy soon realized it wasn’t fake but in […]

14-Oct

This Day In Music, October 14th

On this day in 1988: Def Leppard became first act in chart history to sell seven million copies of two consecutive albums, with Pyromania (their third studio album released in 1983) and Hysteria, (which became the band’s best-selling album to date, selling over 20 million copies worldwide, and spawning six hit singles). Here’s a look […]

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