Tag: The Bangles

29-Jul

This Day In Music, July 29th

On this day in 1987: Heart was enjoying its third and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Alone’. Heart released the song as the first single from their ninth studio album, Bad Animals, in May 1987. The song begins with a piano line and a subdued vocal from Ann Wilson, leading to a synth-led […]

19-Apr

This Day In Music, April 19th

On this day in 1980: R.E.M. played their first gig as R.E.M. at the 11:11 Koffee Club, Athens, Georgia to 150 people. The show ended at 2am when police closed it down due to the venue being unlicensed. Here’s a concert clip from about a year later…. Also on this day in 1980: 32 year […]

15-Apr

This Day In Music, April 15th

On this day in 1982: Billy Joel was reported to be in ”quite good” condition after major surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. The singer broke his left wrist when his 1978 Harley Davidson hit a car on Long Island, New York. The hospital switchboard was jammed with calls from his fans, […]

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