Tag: Grammy Award

24-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 24th

On this day in 1983: Billy Joel went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Tell Her About It’, the ‘Piano Man’s’ second U.S. #1, a #4 hit in the U.K. In the lyrics of the song, the singer exhorts a young man to tell the woman he loves how he feels about her […]

21-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 21st

On this day in 1980: During a North American tour, Bob Marley collapsed while jogging in New York’s Central Park. After hospital tests he was diagnosed as having cancer. Marley played his last ever concert two nights later at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On this day in 1985: Dire Straits went to #1 on […]

01-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 1st

On this day in 1980: Fleetwood Mac ended a nine-month world tour with a performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Lindsay Buckingham announced on stage, “This is our last show for a long time.” On this day in 1983: Mick Jones, lead guitarist with The Clash was fired by the other three members who claimed he’d ‘drifted […]

30-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 30th

On this day in 1980: Christopher Cross went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Sailing.” It would spend one week in the top spot. It was released in June 1980 as the second single from his self-titled debut album. The song was a huge success in the United States, reaching #1 on the […]

21-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 21st

On this day in 1982: Survivor was beginning its 5th week at #1 on the U.S. Singles Chart with “Eye Of The Tiger.” It was released as a single from their third album of the same name and was also the theme song for the film Rocky III, which was released a day before the single. […]

19-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 19th

On this day in 1983: The Police were enjoying their 6th consecutive week at #1 on the U.S. Singles Chart with ‘Every Breath You Take.’ Written by Sting, the single was the biggest U.S. and U.K. hit of 1983, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eight weeks (the band’s only #1 hit on that chart), and […]

07-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 7th

On this day in 1980: John Lennon began recording his final album, ‘Double Fantasy’ at The Hit Factory in New York City. It would be released on November 17th by the newly-formed Geffen Records and would win the 1982 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. On this day in 1982: Dexy’s Midnight Runners were […]

30-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 30th

On this day in 1986: Variety magazine reported that RCA had dropped John Denver from its roster after the release of his single, ‘What Are We Making Weapons For’. Variety said the song upset the record company’s new owner, General Electric, one of the largest defense contractors in the US. On this day in 1987: […]

24-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 24th

On this day in 1982: Survivor started a six week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Eye Of The Tiger’, taken from the film ‘Rocky III’. Also #1 in the U.K. Survivor won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance for the song. The song was released as a single from their […]

15-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 15th

On this day in 1989: Simply Red scored their second U.S. #1 single with ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’, a 1973 hit for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. It would spend one week in the top spot. “If You Don’t Know Me by Now” is a song written by Kenny Gamble and Leon […]

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