Tag: I Love Rock N Roll

01-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 1st

On this day in 1980: The South African government banned Pink Floyd’s single ‘Another Brick In the Wall (Part 2)’ after black children adopted the song as their anthem in protest against inferior education in their country. On this day in 1982: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were starting their SEVENTH and final week at #1 on […]

17-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 17th

On this day in 1982: Vangelis was at #1 on the U.S. album chart with Chariots Of Fire, he later also won an Academy Award for the album for Best Original Score. Also on this day back in 1982: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were starting their FIFTH consecutive week at #1 on the U.S. […]

10-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 10th

On this day in 1982: Iron Maiden scored their first UK #1 album with The Number Of The Beast. The band’s third studio album saw the debut of vocalist Bruce Dickinson and the final appearance of the late drummer Clive Burr. This was their first album to reach #1 on the UK Albums Chart, and […]

20-Mar

This Day In Music, March 20th

On this day in 1980: 28 year- old Joseph Riviera held up the Asylum Records office in New York and demanded to see either Jackson Browne or the Eagles. Riviera wanted to talk to them to see if they would finance his trucking operation. He gave him-self up when told that neither act was in […]

10-Jun

This Day In Music, June 10th

On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder were enjoying their FOURTH week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Ebony and Ivory.’ It would stay #1 for a total of SEVEN weeks. It would be ranked the #4 song of the entire year of 1982 behind ‘Physical’ by Olivia Newton John, […]

05-May

This Day In Music, May 5th

On this day in 1982: Vangelis was enjoying the #1 spot on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Chariots of Fire’. Vangelis ended Joan Jett’s SEVEN week run at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘I Love Rock ‘N Roll’. ‘Chariots of Fire’ would only spend one week at #1. On this day in 1984: […]

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