Tag: Rod Stewart

22-Jan

This Day In Music, January 22nd

On this day in 1986: Dionne & Friends were enjoying their first of four weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “That’s What Friends Are For.” “That’s What Friends Are For” is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager. It was first recorded in 1982 by Rod Stewart for the soundtrack […]

11-Jan

This Day In Music, January 11th

On this day in 1985: A Brazilian rock Festival ‘Rock In Rio’ held in Rio de Janeiro, claimed to be the biggest music festival ever staged. An estimated 1,5 million people attended the festival. The festival featured; Queen, Rod Stewart, AC/DC, Whitesnake, Yes and Iron Maiden. On this day in 1986: The Pet Shop Boys […]

21-Nov

This Day In Music, November 21st

On this day in 1980: Don Henley was arrested after a naked 16-year old girl was found at his home in Los Angeles suffering from a drug over-dose. He was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of marijuana, cocaine, and Quaaludes. He received a $2,000 fine with two years probation. […]

02-Jul

This Day In Music, July 2nd

On this day in 1980: Bob Weir and Mickey Hart from The Grateful Dead were arrested on suspicion of starting a riot at the San Diego Sports Arena after they tried to interfere in a drug bust. On this day in 1983: Rod Stewart started a three week run at #1 on the U.K. singles […]

26-Apr

This Day In Music, April 26th

On this day in 1980: Blondie were at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Call Me’, the group’s fourth UK #1, featured in the Richard Gere movie ‘American Gigolo’, the track was also a #1 in the US where it became the band’s biggest selling single. Producer Giorgio Moroder originally asked Stevie Nicks from […]

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