Tag: Prince

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 […]

20-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 20th

On this day in 1980: 84 year old George Burns, who starred in the movie ‘Oh God’ with John Denver, became the oldest person to have a hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when ‘I Wish I Was 18 Again’ peaked at #49. When asked if he wished he were 18 again, Burns replied “I […]

14-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 14th

On this day in 1983: The Pretenders bass player Pete Farndon died from a drug overdose. He was fired from the group on June 14th 1982, (two days before Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott was found dead of heart failure). Farndon was in the midst of forming a new band with former Clash drummer Topper Headon […]

31-Mar

This Day In 80s Music, March 31st

On this day in 1984: Kenny Loggins started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Footloose’, the theme from the 1984 film ‘Footloose’ starring Kevin Bacon. “Footloose” was co-written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins. It was released in January 1984 as the first of two singles by Loggins from […]

04-Dec

This Day In Music, December 4th

On this day in 1980: Prince played the first night on his 31 date Dirty Mind North American tour at Shea’s in Buffalo, New York. After being told by his managers he couldn’t wear spandex pants without any underwear, Prince began performing in a long trench coat, black high heeled boots and leggings, and bikini brief […]

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 […]

10-Nov

This Day In Music, November 10th

On this day in 1984: After setting a new record for advanced orders, 1,099,500 copies, Frankie Goes To Hollywood went to #1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP ‘Welcome To The Pleasure Dome.’ They also made their debut TV appearance on this day in ’84 on Saturday Night Live performing ‘Two Tribes’ […]

04-Nov

This Day In Music, November 4th

On this day in 1984: Prince played the first of seven nights at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan which was the start of his 87-date North American Purple Rain tour. The outing marked the live debut of his new band The Revolution. On this day in 1989: Roxette scored their second U.S. #1 […]

09-Oct

This Day In 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 […]

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