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04-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 4th

On this day in 1987: On this day in 1987: Starship started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.’ It is the theme to the romantic comedy film ‘Mannequin.’ It would be ranked the #5 song for the entire year of 1987 by Billboard Magazine. […]

15-Mar

This Day In Music, March 15th

On this day in 1982: Bob Dylan was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame at the 13th annual dinner held at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. After the ceremony Dylan gave a short interview to Jane Hansen, which was broadcast by NBC, TV in New York City. On this day in 1986: […]

16-Nov

This Day In Music, November 16th

On this day in 1985: Starship started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘We Built This City.’ The song was written by Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert, and Peter Wolf and recorded by U.S. rock group Starship. It was released as the lead single off their album ‘Knee Deep […]

09-May

This Day In Music, May 9th

On this day in 1980: ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ by The Boomtown Rats won the best pop song and outstanding British lyric categories at the 25th Ivor Novello Awards. Boomtown Rats lead singer Bob Geldoff was inspired to write the song after reading about the tragic shooting spree where 16-year-old Brenda Spencer killed two people and […]

04-Apr

This Day In Music, April 4th

On this day in 1987: Starship started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart with ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now’, taken from the film ‘Mannequin’, also a #1 hit in the UK. Also on this day in 1987: U2 entered the US album chart at #7 with The Joshua Tree, making […]

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