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12-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 12th

On this day in 1985: Jennifer Rush was at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Power Of Love’. The song stayed at #1 in the UK for five weeks and became the biggest selling single of the year and the biggest single ever for a woman in the UK. Celine Dion enjoyed a #1 US […]

09-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 9th

On this day in 1981: During a North American tour, The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The opening act was Prince, who dressed in his controversial bikini briefs and trench coat ran off stage after 15 minutes due to the crowd booing and […]

12-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 12th

On this day in 1984: As The Olympic Games came to a close, Lionel Richie performed, ‘All Night Long’ live from Los Angeles to an estimated television audience of 2.6 billion people around the world. On this day in 1986: Prince started a run of five nights at Wembley Arena, London, his first U.K. shows […]

05-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 5th

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen played the first of ten nights at the Meadowlands in New Jersey to mark the homecoming of the Born in the USA Tour. On this day in 1989: Prince went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Batdance.” it would spend one week in the top spot. […]

04-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 4th

On this day in 1984: Prince started a 24 week run at the top of the U.S. album chart with ‘Purple Rain’. His sixth studio album which features the hits ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, as well as the title track has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, becoming the seventh best-selling soundtrack […]

28-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 28th

On this day in 1984: Prince began his fourth of five weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “When Doves Cry.” It would go on to be ranked the #1 song for the entire year of 1984 by Billboard Magazine on their year end chart. They would also rank it the #26 song […]

07-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 7th

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Born In The USA’. The album went on to spend a total of 139 weeks on the U.S. album chart. Its also one of three albums (along with Michael Jackson’s Thriller, & Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814) to produce […]

25-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 25th

On this day in 1984: Prince released his sixth studio album Purple Rain, the first to feature his band the Revolution, and the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name. The first two singles from the album, ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, topped the US singles charts, and were hits around […]

02-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 2nd

On this day in 1981: Prince made his live British debut at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, (he would not play the UK again for five years). Here’s a clip of Prince a few days later in Paris, France: On this day in 1984: Deniece Williams was starting her second and final week at #1 on […]

06-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 6th

On this day in 1989: Madonna began her third and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Like A Prayer.’ it would be ranked the #25 song of 1989 on Billboard’s year end chart. The song is the title track of Madonna’s fourth studio album ‘Like A Prayer.’ Madonna worked with Stephen […]

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