Tag: Phil Collins

19-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 19th

On this day in 1980: Billy Joel started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me.” It was released as a single off his 7x Platinum ‘Glass Houses’ album. It is one of four Top 40 hits off the album. The song spent 11 […]

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. […]

11-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 11th

On this day in 1988: Nelson Mandella’s 70th birthday tribute took place at Wembley Stadium, London, featuring Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, George Michael, Eric Clapton, UB40, The Eurythmics and Simple Minds. The event was broadcast live on BBC 2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion. […]

05-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 5th

On this day in 1984: Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr married Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde in a horse drawn carriage in Central Park, New York City. The couple divorced in 1990. Also on this day in 1984: Duran Duran were at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Reflex’, the group’s second and last […]

28-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 28th

On this day in 1980: Marshall Tucker Band bass player Tommy Caldwell died of injuries from a car accident at age 30 in his hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Caldwell was the original front man for the Marshall Tucker Band between 1973 and 1980. On this day in 1984: Phil Collins was starting his second […]

21-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 21st

On this day in 1982: Clash front man Joe Strummer disappeared for three weeks, which resulted in the group canceling a tour. The singer was found living in Paris, France. On this day in 1984: Phil Collins started a three week run at #1 in the U.S. singles chart with the theme from the film […]

06-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 6th

On this day in 1985: Phil Collins was starting his second and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “One More Night.” It would be ranked the #33 song for the entire year of 1985 by Billboard Magazine. The song was the first single released off his 12x platinum, diamond certified “No […]

30-Mar

This Day In Music, March 30th

On this day in 1985: Phil Collins started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘One More Night’, his second U.S. #1. It would reach #4 in the U.K. The track was released from his third album, ‘No Jacket Required.’ “One More Night” was the first single in the United […]

24-Mar

This Day In Music, March 24th

On this day in 1985: ‘Easy Lover’ by Philip Bailey and Phil Collins was at #1 on the UK singles chart. Bailey was a former vocalist with Earth, Wind & Fire. Phil Collins produced, drummed and sang on the track. ‘Easy Lover’ won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Overall Performance in a Video. Also on this […]

13-Feb

This Day In Music, February 13th

On this day in 1982: The Jam became the first band since The Beatles to play two numbers on the same edition of Top Of The Pops when they performed ‘A Town Called Malice’, and ‘Precious’. Also on this day in 1982: The marble slab was stolen from the grave of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s singer Ronnie […]

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