Tag: Pink Floyd

14-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 14th

On this day in 1982: The movie premier for Pink Floyd’s The Wall was held at The Empire, Leicester Square, London, England. The film which centers around a confined rocker named Floyd “Pink” Pinkerton earned $22 million in its first year and won two British Academy Awards. On this day in 1986: Madonna was at #1 […]

01-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 1st

On this day in 1980: The South African government banned Pink Floyd’s single ‘Another Brick In the Wall (Part 2)’ after black children adopted the song as their anthem in protest against inferior education in their country. On this day in 1982: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were starting their SEVENTH and final week at #1 on […]

12-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 12th

On this day back in 1980: Pink Floyd started their 4th and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Another Brick In the Wall (Part II).’ It would be ranked the #2 song for the entire year of 1980 behind Blondie’s ‘Call Me.’ It would also be ranked the #28 song for […]

29-Mar

This Day In Music, March 29th

On this day in 1980: Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ album spent its 303rd week on the U.S. album chart, beating the record set by Carole King’s 1971 #1 album ‘Tapestry.’ The album remained on the U.S. Billboard charts for 741 discontinuous weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in […]

22-Mar

This Day In Music, March 22nd

On this day in 1980: Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)’ started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart. The track, which was the group’s only U.S. chart topper, was also a #1 in the UK, Germany, Australia, Italy and in many other countries around the world. Pink Floyd received a […]

19-Jan

This Day In Music, January 19th

On this day in 1980: The Pretenders scored their first U.K. #1 hit with their third single ‘Brass In Pocket’. Singer Chrissie Hynde got the idea for the song’s title when, during an after-show dinner, she overheard someone enquiring if anyone had, “Picked up dry cleaning? Any brass in pocket?” Also on this day in […]

11-Nov

This Day In Music, November 11th

On this day in 1982: Prince kicked off his 87-date ‘1999’ North American tour at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Here’s a clip of Prince performing ‘1999’ on the tour about a month later in Houston, TX: On this day in 1983: Mick Jagger appeared on the UK TV show ‘The […]

29-Oct

This Day In Music, October 29th

On this day in 1983: Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ marked its 491st week on the Billboard album chart in the U.S., surpassing the previous record holder, ‘Johnny’s Greatest Hits’ by Johnny Mathis. When it finally fell off of the chart in October 1988, ‘Dark Side’ had set a record of 741 weeks […]

17-Aug

This Day In Music, August 17th

On this day back in 1980: Olivia Newton John was enjoying her 3rd consecutive week at #1 on the U.S. singles charts with ‘Magic’. ‘Magic’ was recorded for the soundtrack to the 1980 film Xanadu. Written and produced by John Farrar, it was released as the lead single from the soundtrack on May 23, 1980. The […]

06-Aug

This Day In Music, August 6th

On this day in 1981: Stevie Nicks released her first solo album ‘Bella Donna’ which contained four top 40 U.S. hits. ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’, (with Tom Petty), ‘Leather and Lace’, (with Don Henley), ‘Edge of Seventeen’ and ‘After the Glitter Fades.’ On this day in 1982: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ starring Bob Geldof opened […]

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