Tag: Phil Collins

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 […]

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. […]

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