Tag: Simple Minds

11-Jun

This Day In Music, June 11th

On this day in 1988: Nelson Mandella’s 70th birthday tribute took place at Wembley Stadium, London featuring Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, George Michael, Simple Minds, The Eurythmics ,, Tracy Chapman, and UB40. The event was broadcast live on BBC2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion.

18-May

This Day In Music, May 18th

On this day in 1985: Simple Minds were at #1 on the US singles chart with ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’, (a #7 hit in the UK). Written by Keith Forsey (who won an Oscar for “Flashdance… What a Feeling”) and Steve Schiff (guitarist and songwriter from the Nina Hagen band), the track was featured […]

04-May

This Day In Music, May 4th

On this day in 1985: Madonna took over the top spot on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Crazy For You’. It would end the four week run at #1 for U.S.A. for Africa’s ‘We Are the World’ which had been #1 since mid April. ‘Crazy For You’ was recorded for the film ‘Vision Quest’ and […]

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