Tag: Michael Jackson

14-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 14th

On this day in 1982: The movie premier for Pink Floyd’s The Wall was held at The Empire, Leicester Square, London, England. The film which centers around a confined rocker named Floyd “Pink” Pinkerton earned $22 million in its first year and won two British Academy Awards. On this day in 1986: Madonna was at #1 […]

07-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 7th

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Born In The USA’. The album went on to spend a total of 139 weeks on the U.S. album chart. Its also one of three albums (along with Michael Jackson’s Thriller, & Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814) to produce […]

06-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 6th

On this day in 1984: The Jacksons kicked off their North American Victory tour at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City. Over 2 million people attended the 55 concerts which grossed over $75 million. Michael Jackson donated $5 million of the proceeds to various charities. On this day in 1985: Phil Collins went to #1 on the U.S. […]

30-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 30th

On this day in 1980: The film ‘McVicar’ with Roger Daltrey from The Who in the title role premiered in London, England. John McVicar was a 1960s armed robber turned writer who Scotland Yard publicly announced to be Public Enemy Number One and “wanted dead or alive”. On this day in 1983: Michael Jackson started a […]

18-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 18th

On this day in 1984: Michael Jackson underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair damage done after his hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial. On this day in 1985: Wham! Became the first-ever Western pop act to have an album released in China. On this day in 1987: Aretha […]

16-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 16th

On this day in 1983: Michael Jackson began his SEVENTH and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with Billie Jean. It would be ranked the #2 song of the entire year of 1983 behind ‘Every Breath You Take’ by The Police. After ‘Billie Jean’ gave up the top spot to ‘Come On […]

14-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 14th

On this day in 1983: The Pretenders bass player Pete Farndon died from a drug overdose. He was fired from the group on June 14th 1982, (two days before Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott was found dead of heart failure). Farndon was in the midst of forming a new band with former Clash drummer Topper Headon […]

13-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 13th

On this day in 1985: USA for Africa started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘We Are The World.’  It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album ‘We Are The World.’ Following Band Aid’s 1984 “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” project […]

02-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 2nd

On this day in 1983: Michael Jackson continued his run at #1 on the U.S. singles charts with Billie Jean. This would be the start of his fifth consecutive week in the top spot for Billie Jean and it would stay #1 for two more weeks, totaling seven weeks on top of the charts. It […]

26-Mar

This Day In Music, March 26th

On this day in 1980: The Police became the first Western pop group to play in Bombay, India in over ten years when they played a one off gig in the city. On this day in 1983: Duran Duran went to #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Is There Something I Should Know’. Their […]

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