Tag: Phil Collins

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 […]

25-Jan

This Day In Music, January 25th

On this day in 1989: Phil Collins was enjoying his first of two weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Two Hearts.’ ‘Two Hearts’ was written and produced by Phil Collins and Lamant Dozier. It reached #1 in the United States and Canada in January 1989. Released on November 7, 1988, “Two Hearts” […]

23-Dec

This Day In Music, December 23rd

On this day in 1989: Phil Collins started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Another Day In Paradise’, his 7th U.S. solo #1. Released as the first single from his #1 album “…But Seriously”, ‘Another Day in Paradise’ was written to bring attention to the problem of homelessness. The […]

15-Dec

This Day In Music, December 15th

On this day in 1984: ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ by Band Aid entered the U.K. singles chart at #1 and stayed at the top for five weeks. At the time, it became the biggest selling U.K. single of all time with sales over 3.5 million. Band Aid was masterminded by former Boomtown Rats singer […]

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