Tag: Giorgio Moroder


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 […]


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 […]