Tag: Stevie Wonder

08-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 8th

On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney scored his fifth UK #1 album with ‘Tug Of War’. The album featured the duet with Stevie Wonder ‘Ebony & Ivory’, which was inspired by McCartney hearing comedian Spike Milligan say “black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony, folks!”, (the ebony (black) […]

26-Mar

This Day In Music, March 26th

On this day in 1980: The Police became the first Western pop group to play in Bombay, India in over ten years when they played a one off gig in the city. On this day in 1983: Duran Duran went to #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Is There Something I Should Know’. Their […]

23-Feb

This Day In Music, February 23rd

On this day in 1980: U2 appeared at The Moonlight Club, at The Railway Hotel in London, tickets cost £2! Here’s some vintage U2 from 1980 at The Electric Co. in London: On this day in 1985: Stevie Wonder was arrested during an anti-apartheid demonstration outside the South African Embassy in Washington; he was released […]

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 […]

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’ […]

13-Oct

This Day In Music, October 13th

On this day in 1984: Stevie Wonder started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’, his 7th U.S. #1. It was written, produced, and performed by Stevie Wonder and remains Wonder’s best-selling single to date, having topped a record 19 charts. The […]

11-Oct

This Day In Music, October 11th

On this day in 1981: The Rolling Stones performed at the Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA, as part of a 50-date North American tour. 95 fans were arrested after trouble broke out at the venue. The tour became the largest grossing of 1981, with $50 million in ticket sales. On this day in 1986: […]

08-Sep

This Day In Music, September 8th

On this day in 1984: Stevie Wonder had his first U.K #1 with ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’. Taken from the film ‘The Woman In Red’, it was 18 years after Wonder’s chart debut in 1966. The song stayed at #1 for six weeks in the U.K. It remains Wonder’s best-selling single […]

26-Jun

This Day In Music, June 26th

On this day in 1982: American singer and One Hit Wonder Charlene was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘I’ve Never Been To Me’. The song was recorded in 1976 and was reissued by Motown records in 1982 by which time Charlene had moved to England and was working in a sweet shop […]

13-Jun

This Day In Music, June 13th

On this day in 1987:  Whitney Houston started a six-week run at #1 on the U.K. album chart with her second LP ‘Whitney.’ With this album, Houston set various records on the U.S. charts. Houston became the first female artist, to debut at #1 with an album and its first four singles, ‘I Wanna Dance […]

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