Tag: Lionel Richie

04-Dec

This Day In 80s Music, December 4th

On this day in 1980: Prince played the first night on his 31 date Dirty Mind North American tour at Shea’s in Buffalo, New York. After being told by his managers he couldn’t wear spandex pants without any underwear, Prince began performing in a long trench coat, black high heeled boots and leggings, and bikini brief […]

28-Nov

This Day In 80s Music, November 28th

On this day in 1987: Taken from the film ‘Dirty Dancing’, the Jennifer Warnes’ duet with Bill Medley ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart. The song has won a number of awards, including an Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Golden Globe Award for Best […]

27-Nov

This Day In 80s Music, November 27th

On this day in 1981: The British Phonographic industry placed advertisements in the press claiming that ‘home taping was wiping out music’. The Boomtown Rats, 10cc, Elton John and Cliff Richard all backed the campaign. On this day in 1982: Lionel Richie went to #1 in the U.S. with ‘Truly’. “Truly” is the debut solo single […]

15-Nov

This Day In 80s Music, November 15th

On this day in 1980: Kenny Rogers went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Lady.” The song was written and produced by Lionel Richie, recorded in 1980, and ranks among Kenny Rogers’ biggest hits. Rogers once told an interviewer, “The idea was that Lionel would come from R&B and I’d come from country, and […]

12-Nov

This Day In 80s Music, November 12th

On this day in 1983: Lionel Richie started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “All Night Long (All Night).” The song is off his second solo album, ‘Can’t Slow Down’ and combined Richie’s soulful Commodores style with Caribbean influences. This new, more dance, pop inspired-inspired approach proved popular, as the single […]

17-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 17th

On this day in 1981: Christopher Cross started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Arthur’s Theme, (Best That You Can Do)’, his second U.S. #1. This ended the NINE week run at #1 for Diana Ross & Lionel Richie’s ‘Endless Love.’ It was the main theme for the 1981 […]

30-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 30th

On this day in 1981: Lionel Richie & Diana Ross were enjoying their 7th consecutive week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Endless Love.’ The song would go on to spend another two weeks at #1 for a total of nine consecutive weeks in the top spot. ‘Endless Love’ would be ranked the […]

15-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 15th

On this day in 1981: Diana Ross and Lionel Richie started a nine week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Endless Love’, a #7 hit in the U.K. The song was the title from a film starring Brooke Shields. Ross and Richie recorded the song for Motown, and it was used as […]

12-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 12th

On this day in 1984: As The Olympic Games came to a close, Lionel Richie performed, ‘All Night Long’ live from Los Angeles to an estimated television audience of 2.6 billion people around the world. On this day in 1986: Prince started a run of five nights at Wembley Arena, London, his first U.K. shows […]

19-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 19th

On this day in 1984: Bob Marley and the Wailers started a 12-week run at #1 on the UK album chart with the compilation album ‘Legend’, released to commemorate the third anniversary of Marley’s death. Also on this day in 1984: Lionel Richie started his second and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles […]

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