Tag: Purple Rain

29-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 29th

On this day in 1984: Prince and the Revolution started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, his second U.S. #1, and a #7 hit in the U.K. It was the opening track on both the album and in the film Purple Rain. Common to much of […]

31-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 31st

On this day in 1984: ‘Purple Rain’ the movie-starring Prince opened at cinemas across the U.K. with special late night previews. The film grossed more than $80 million at the box office and became a cult classic. On this day in 1985: Brothers In Arms’ by Dire Straits started a nine-week run at #1 on the U.S. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

29-Sep

This Day In Music, September 29th

On this day in 1984: Prince and the Revolution started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, his second U.S. #1, and a #7 hit in the U.K. It was the opening track on both the album and in the film Purple Rain. Common to much of […]

31-Aug

This Day In Music, August 31st

On this day in 1984: ‘Purple Rain’ the movie-starring Prince opened at cinemas across the U.K. with special late night previews. The film grossed more than $80 million at the box office and became a cult classic. On this day in 1985: Brothers In Arms’ by Dire Straits started a nine-week run at #1 on the U.S. […]

04-Aug

This Day In Music, August 4th

On this day in 1984: Prince started a 24 week run at the top of the U.S. album charts 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 […]

25-Jun

This Day In Music, June 25th

On this day in 1983: The Police scored their 4th U.K. #1 album with ‘Synchronicity’, also #1 in the U.S., featuring the singles ‘Every Breath You Take’, ‘King of Pain’, ‘Synchronicity II’ and ‘Wrapped Around Your Finger’. On this day in 1984: Prince released his sixth studio album ‘Purple Rain’, the first to feature his […]

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