Tag: Paul McCartney

28-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 28th

On this day in 1980: Paul McCartney & Wings started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ” Coming Up.” It became one of the few ‘live’ recordings to reach the top of Billboard’s Hot 100. American disc jockeys preferred it to the studio version on the flip side of […]

26-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 26th

On this day in 1982: American singer and One Hit Wonder Charlene was at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I’ve Never Been To Me’. The song was recorded in 1976 and was reissued by Motown records in 1982 by which time Charlene had moved to England and was working in a sweet shop […]

19-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 19th

On this day in 1982: Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney started their SIXTH week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Ebony And Ivory’. The song gave McCartney his 24th U.S. #1 as a songwriter. The title was inspired by McCartney hearing Spike Milligan say “black notes, white notes, and you need to play the […]

12-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 12th

On this day in 1982: Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Gary ‘US’ Bonds all appeared at a rally for nuclear disarmament in Central Park, New York to over 450,000 fans. Also on this day in 1982: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder started their fifth of SEVEN weeks at #1 on the […]

29-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 29th

On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder started their third of SEVEN weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Ebony and Ivory.” The song would not give up the #1 spot until July 3, 1982 when ‘Don’t You Want Me’ by The Human League would finally take over the #1 […]

22-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 22nd

On this day in 1980: U2 kicked off their 23 date ’11 O’Clock Tick Tock’ tour at The Hope & Anchor in London. Here’s the band on the tour in Belfast: On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder started their second of SEVEN weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with […]

15-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 15th

On this day in 1982: Asia went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with their self-titled debut album. It spent a total of nine weeks at #1 and became the best-selling album in the U.S. for the year 1982. The supergroup included former members of several veteran progressive rock bands, namely bassist/vocalist John Wetton […]

08-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 8th

On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney scored his fifth UK #1 album with ‘Tug Of War’. The album featured the duet with Stevie Wonder ‘Ebony & Ivory’, which was inspired by McCartney hearing comedian Spike Milligan say “black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony, folks!”, (the ebony (black) […]

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 […]

08-Feb

This Day In Music, February 8th

On this day in 1981: R,E.M. made their first ever-recording sessions at Bombay Studios in Smyrna, Georgia. Tracks included ‘Gardening At Night’, ‘Radio Free Europe’ and ‘(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville.’ On this day in 1983: Winners at the second annual Brit Awards held in London included Paul McCartney, who won Best British Male Solo Artist, […]

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