Tag: Giorgio Moroder

28-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 28th

On this day in 1983: Irene Cara started a SIX week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Flashdance…What A Feeling.’ The song is from the 1983 film ‘Flashdance’ and was written by Giorgio Moroder (music), Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (lyrics), and performed by Cara. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May […]

19-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 19th

On this day in 1980: R.E.M. played their first gig as R.E.M. at the 11:11 Koffee Club, Athens, Georgia to 150 people. The show ended at 2am when police closed it down due to the venue being unlicensed. Here’s a concert clip from R.E.M. from early 1981: Also on this day in 1980: For the […]

20-May

This Day In Music, May 20th

On this day in 1980: Blondie was enjoying their 6th and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Call Me.’ ‘Call Me’ by the American new wave band Blondie and the theme to the 1980 film ‘American Gigolo’ was produced and co-written by Italian musician Giorgio Moroder and released in the US in early 1980 […]

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