Tag: Frankie Goes To Hollywood

10-Nov

This Day In 80s Music, November 10th

On this day in 1984: After setting a new record for advanced orders, 1,099,500 copies, Frankie Goes To Hollywood went to #1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP ‘Welcome To The Pleasure Dome.’ They also made their debut TV appearance on this day in ’84 on Saturday Night Live performing ‘Two Tribes’ and ‘Born […]

16-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 16th

On this day in 1982: Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott died following sustained cocaine and heroin addiction. During the mid-1970s, Honeyman-Scott met future Pretenders bandmate Pete Farndon while the bassist was playing with Cold River Lady in Hereford (Melody Maker, 1979). In 1978, Farndon recruited Honeyman-Scott for a series of Pretenders rehearsals and recording sessions, and he officially […]

28-Jan

This Day In Music, January 28th

On this day in 1983: The first Narara Music Festival was held near Somersby, NSW over the Australia Day weekend, the line-up included Men At Work, The Angels, The Church, The Choirboys, Cold Chisel and INXS.  On this day in 1984: Frankie Goes To Hollywood started a five-week run at #1 on the U.K. singles […]

13-Jan

This Day In Music, January 13th

On this day in 1984: BBC Radio 1 announced a ban on ‘Relax’ by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, after DJ Mike Read called it ‘obscene’, a BBC TV ban also followed. The song went on to become a U.K. #1 and spent a total of 48 weeks on the U.K chart. “Relax” is the debut single […]

10-Nov

This Day In Music, November 10th

On this day in 1984: After setting a new record for advanced orders, 1,099,500 copies, Frankie Goes To Hollywood went to #1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP ‘Welcome To The Pleasure Dome.’ They also made their debut TV appearance on this day in ’84 on Saturday Night Live performing ‘Two Tribes’ […]

16-Jun

This Day In Music, June 16th

On this day in 1982: Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott died following sustained cocaine and heroin addiction. With the Pretenders, Honeyman-Scott established a reputation as one of the most original and versatile guitarists of the early ’80s new wave movement. In addition to his role as lead guitarist, Honeyman-Scott co-wrote a number of songs for the […]

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