Tag: Phil Collins

30-Nov

This Day In Music, November 30th

On this day in 1982: Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album was released. ‘Thriller’ was Jackson’s sixth studio album.  Reunited with ‘Off the Wall’ producer Quincy Jones, Jackson was inspired to create an album where “every song was a killer”. With the ongoing backlash against disco, Jackson moved in a new musical direction, incorporating pop, post-disco, rock and funk. ‘Thriller’ foreshadows […]

22-Oct

This Day In Music, October 22nd

On this day in 1988: Phil Collins started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with his version of ‘Groovy Kind Of Love’, his 6th U.S. #1. The song was also a hit for The Mindbenders, the group that backed Wayne Fontana in 1965. ‘Groovy Kind Of Love’ was written by […]

19-Jul

This Day In Music, July 19th

On this day in 1986: Genesis went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Invisible Touch’. The band’s former lead singer Peter Gabriel was at #2 with ‘Sledgehammer’. “Invisible Touch” is the title track and first single from the 1986 album of the same name. The song is a group composition which featured lyrics […]

13-Jul

This Day In Music, July 13th

On this day in 1985: At 12:01 Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over 40 million dollars. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5 billion people in 160 countries made it the […]

06-Jul

This Day In 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. […]

21-Jun

This Day In Music, June 21st

On this day in 1986: Genesis scored their fourth U.K. #1 album with their 13th studio album ‘Invisible Touch’. It remained in the charts for 96 weeks, making it the most commercially successful album of their career, eventually selling over 15 million copies worldwide and produced five U.S. Top 5 singles, including the title track. […]

11-Jun

This Day In 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, George Michael, Simple Minds, The Eurythmics ,, Tracy Chapman, and UB40. The event was broadcast live on BBC2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion.

30-Apr

This Day In Music, April 30th

On this day in 1984: Phil Collins was enjoying his third and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Against All Odds.’ It was recorded for the soundtrack for the 1984 movie of the same name . It is a power ballad in which its protagonist implores an ex-lover to “take a look […]

16-Apr

This Day In Music, April 16th

On this day in 1984: Phil Collins started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now).” This would be the first of seven #1 hits for Phil Collins in the United States. “Against All Odds” won the Grammy Award for Best Pop […]

12-Apr

This Day In Music, April 12th

On this day in 1984: Kenny Loggins was enjoying his third and final week on top of the U.S. singles charts with “Footloose” the title track to the motion picture. “Footloose” would lose its #1 spot to another motion picture theme song, “Against All Odds” by Phil Collins on April 14, 1984. “Footloose” is ranked […]

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