Tag: Duran Duran

05-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 5th

On this day in 1984: Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr married Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde in a horse drawn carriage in Central Park, New York City. The couple divorced in 1990. Also on this day in 1984: Duran Duran were at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Reflex’, the group’s second and last […]

26-Mar

This Day In Music, March 26th

On this day in 1980: The Police became the first Western pop group to play in Bombay, India in over ten years when they played a one off gig in the city. On this day in 1983: Duran Duran went to #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Is There Something I Should Know’. Their […]

17-Dec

This Day In Music, December 17th

On this day in 1983: Culture Club, Duran Duran, and The Police all appeared on the children’s U.K. TV show Saturday Superstore. On this day in 1988: Chicago was starting their second of two weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Look Away.” Written by Diane Warren, produced by Ron Nevison, with Bill Champlin on […]

15-Dec

This Day In Music, December 15th

On this day in 1984: ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ by Band Aid entered the U.K. singles chart at #1 and stayed at the top for five weeks. At the time, it became the biggest selling U.K. single of all time with sales over 3.5 million. Band Aid was masterminded by former Boomtown Rats singer […]

10-Aug

This Day In Music, August 10th

On this day in 1985: Canadian singer and guitarist Bryan Adams scored his first U.S. #1 album with ‘Reckless.’ Six singles were released from the album: ‘Run To You’, ‘Somebody’, ‘Heaven’, ‘Summer of ’69’, ‘One Night Love Affair’, and ‘It’s Only Love’. All six singles made the top 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, which until […]

14-Jul

This Day In Music, July 14th

On this day in 1985: Duran Duran became the first artist to have a #1 on the U.S. singles chart with a James Bond theme when ‘A View To A Kill’, went to the top of the charts. On this day in 1986: Madonna was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with her second #1 […]

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 […]

23-Jun

This Day In Music, June 23rd

On this day in 1984: Duran Duran started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘The Reflex’, the group’s first U.S. #1. The song is off their third album, ‘Seven and the Ragged Tiger.’ ‘The Reflex’ was the first of two songs that kept ‘Dancing In the Dark’ by Bruce […]

15-Jun

This Day In Music, June 15th

On this day in 1981: Duran Duran released their debut studio album which reached #3 on the U.K. Albums Chart and remained in the U.K. top 100 for 118 weeks. In the US the album reached #10 on the Billboard 200, and spent 87 weeks on that chart. Singles from the album included the U.K. […]

05-May

This Day In Music, May 5th

On this day in 1982: Vangelis was enjoying the #1 spot on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Chariots of Fire’. Vangelis ended Joan Jett’s SEVEN week run at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘I Love Rock ‘N Roll’. ‘Chariots of Fire’ would only spend one week at #1. On this day in 1984: […]

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