Tag: Double Fantasy

07-Aug

This Day In 80s 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 […]

24-Feb

This Day In Music, February 24th

On this day in 1982: The Police won best British group at the Brit Awards held in London. Adam And The Ants won best album for ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’, Cliff Richard won for Best British Male Solo Artist, Randy Crawford won for Best British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act went to The […]

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 […]

27-Dec

This Day In Music, December 27th

On this day in 1980: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy album started an eight-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart and ‘Just Like Starting Over’ started a five-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart. “(Just Like) Starting Over” was released as a single on October 24, 1980 in the […]

20-Dec

This Day In Music, December 20th

On this day in 1980: Twelve days after John Lennon was shot and killed in New York City, ‘(Just Like) Starting Over’, which was taken from his Double Fantasy album, went to #1 on the U.K. singles chart, making it the only solo #1 for the former Beatle in his native U.K. On this day in […]

29-Nov

This Day In Music, November 29th

On this day in 1980: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Double Fantasy’ album was released. Though initially poorly received, the album is notable for its association with Lennon’s murder three weeks after its release, whereupon it became a worldwide commercial success, and went on to win the 1981 Album of the Year Grammy at the […]

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 […]

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