Tag: Nile Rodgers

21-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 21st

On this day in 1982: The Hacienda Club opened in Manchester, England. Madonna made her UK TV debut at the club when C4 music show The Tube was broadcast live from there. Many acts including Oasis, Happy Mondays, U2, The Smiths, Charlatans, James, M People all played at the club, (The club closed in 1997). On this day […]

09-Feb

This Day In Music, February 9th

On this day in 1985: Madonna started a three-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Like A Virgin’. ‘Like a Virgin’ was the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Madonna, released on November 12, 1984, by Sire Records. Following the success of her self-titled debut album, Madonna wanted to become the record […]

22-Dec

This Day In Music, December 22nd

On this day in 1984: Madonna started a six-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Like A Virgin’, her first of twelve U.S. #1 hits. It was released on October 31, 1984, by Sire Records as the lead single from her album ‘Like A Virgin.’ The song was written by Tom Kelly […]

17-Sep

This Day In Music, September 17th

On this day in 1980: Diana Ross was enjoying her second of four weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Upside Down.” It was written and produced by Chic members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. The song was issued as a single through the Motown label in 1980, as the lead single from her […]

30-Aug

This Day In Music, August 30th

On this day in 1986: Steve Winwood went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with, ‘Higher Love’, a #13 hit in the U.K. It was the first single released from his fourth solo LP, ‘Back In the High Life’. “Higher Love” was Winwood’s first Billboard Hot 100 #1 song, topping the chart for one […]

23-Apr

This Day In Music, April 23rd

On this day in 1983: U2 kicked off their 48-date ‘War’ North American tour at The Carolina Concert For Children benefit in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Also on this day in 1983: David Bowie started a three week run at #1 on the UK album chart with the Nile Rodgers produced ‘Let’s Dance’, featuring the […]

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