Tag: Eric Clapton


This Day In 80s Music, June 11th

On this day in 1988: Nelson Mandella’s 70th birthday tribute took place at Wembley Stadium, London, featuring Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, George Michael, Eric Clapton, UB40, The Eurythmics and Simple Minds. The event was broadcast live on BBC 2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion. […]


This Day In Music, October 16th

On this day in 1982: Culture Club appeared on U.K. TV’s Top Of The Pops  performing ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’. They were booked on the show thanks to Shakin’ Stevens being ill and not able to appear. The song became a major international hit after their memorable performance on the music TV […]