Tag: Michael Jackson

05-Mar

This Day In Music, March 5th

On this day in 1982: Actor and singer John Belushi died from an overdose of cocaine and heroin. Belushi was one of the original cast members on Saturday Night Live, played Joliet ‘Jake’ Blues in The Blues Brothers and also appeared in the film Animal House. His tombstone reads “I may be gone, but rock […]

28-Feb

This Day In Music, February 28th

On this day in 1981: Country music star Eddie Rabbitt crossed over to the Pop chart to score a U.S. #1 hit with ‘I Love a Rainy Night’. He had earlier written the Elvis Presley smash ‘Kentucky Rain’ before having a #5 hit with ‘Drivin’ My Life Away’. “I Love a Rainy Night” was 12 years […]

26-Feb

This Day In Music, February 26th

On this day in 1980: After seeing U2 play at Dublin’s National Boxing Stadium in front of 2,400 people; Rob Partridge and Bill Stewart from Island Records in the UK offered the band a recording contract. On this day in 1983: Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ went to #1 on the U.S. album chart. ‘Thriller’ broke racial barriers in […]

16-Feb

This Day In Music, February 16th

On this day in 1980: The Captain and Tennille went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Do That To Me One More Time.” It was the duo’s 13th charting hit in the United States, and their second #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was included on the duo’s 1979 studio album, ‘Make […]

10-Feb

This Day In Music, February 10th

On this day in 1980: Michael Jackson was enjoying his fourth a final week in the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Rock With You.” It would be ranked the #4 song for the entire year of 1980. Here’s a look at the Top 20 from this day back in 1980, the last […]

29-Jan

This Day In Music, January 29th

On this day in 1983: Australian group Men At Work went to #1 on the U.K. singles chart and were starting their 3rd week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Down Under.’ Their debut album ‘Business As Usual’ was also at #1 on the U.S. and U.K album charts simultaneously on this day. […]

23-Jan

This Day In Music, January 23rd

On this day in 1988: Michael Jackson went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’. It was the third single released from Jackson’s seventh studio album ‘Bad’ for which Jackson had written over sixty songs, with plans of releasing a three disc album, but producer Quincy Jones convinced […]

20-Jan

This Day In Music, January 20th

On this day in 1982: During an Ozzy Osbourne concert in Des Moines, Iowa, a member of the audience threw a bat onto the stage. Thinking it was a fake rubber bat, the singer picked it up and attempted to bite its head off. As he did this, Ozzy soon realized it wasn’t fake but in […]

19-Jan

This Day In Music, January 19th

On this day in 1980: The Pretenders scored their first U.K. #1 hit with their third single ‘Brass In Pocket’. Singer Chrissie Hynde got the idea for the song’s title when, during an after-show dinner, she overheard someone enquiring if anyone had, “Picked up dry cleaning? Any brass in pocket?” Also on this day in […]

21-Dec

This Day In Music, December 21st

On this day in 1985: Bruce Springsteen’s album, ‘Born in the USA’ passed Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ to become the second longest-lasting album on the Billboard U.S. Top 10. It stayed there for 79 weeks. Only ‘The Sound of Music’ with Julie Andrews lasted longer at 109 weeks. ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ is the seventh studio album by […]

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