Tag: Stevie Wonder

26-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 26th

On this day in 1982: American singer and One Hit Wonder Charlene was at #1 on the UK 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 […]

19-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 19th

On this day in 1982: Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney started their SIXTH week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Ebony And Ivory’. The song gave McCartney his 24th U.S. #1 as a songwriter. The title was inspired by McCartney hearing Spike Milligan say “black notes, white notes, and you need to play the […]

13-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 13th

On this day in 1987: Atlantic Starr went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Always.” It would spend one week in the top spot. The track was the second single from the group’s seventh studio album ‘All In the Name of Love.’ The single peaked at #1 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot […]

12-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 12th

On this day in 1982: Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Gary ‘US’ Bonds all appeared at a rally for nuclear disarmament in Central Park, New York to over 450,000 fans. Also on this day in 1982: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder started their fifth of SEVEN weeks at #1 on the […]

11-Jun

This Day In 80s 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, Tracy Chapman, George Michael, Eric Clapton, UB40, The Eurythmics and Simple Minds. The event was broadcast live on BBC 2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion. […]

06-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 6th

On this day in 1982: Tom Petty, Crosby Stills & Nash, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks and Jackson Browne all appeared at The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California to a crowd of 85,000 fans at the six hour Peace Sunday, We Have A Dream antinuclear concert. Dylan was joined onstage with Joan Baez and duetted […]

29-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 29th

On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder started their third of SEVEN weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Ebony and Ivory.” The song would not give up the #1 spot until July 3, 1982 when ‘Don’t You Want Me’ by The Human League would finally take over the #1 […]

22-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 22nd

On this day in 1980: U2 kicked off their 23 date ’11 O’Clock Tick Tock’ tour at The Hope & Anchor in London. Here’s the band on the tour in Belfast: On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder started their second of SEVEN weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with […]

15-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 15th

On this day in 1982: Asia went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with their self-titled debut album. It spent a total of nine weeks at #1 and became the best-selling album in the U.S. for the year 1982. The supergroup included former members of several veteran progressive rock bands, namely bassist/vocalist John Wetton […]

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) […]

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