Tag: The Joshua Tree

25-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 25th

On this day in 1987: U2 started a five-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with their fifth studio album ‘The Joshua Tree.’ Inspired by American tour experiences, literature, and politics, the album topped the charts in over 20 countries, and is one of the world’s all-time best-selling albums, with over 25 million […]

09-Mar

This Day In Music, March 9th

On this day in 1985: Dead Or Alive were at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘You Spin Me Round (Like A Record). It was the first #1 for the production team of Stock, Aitken and Waterman who went on to produce over 100 U.K. Top 40 hits. Also on this day in 1985: […]

08-Aug

This Day In Music, August 8th

On this day in 1981: MTV broadcast its first stereo concert with REO Speedwagon performing in Denver, Colorado, The band had just released the album Hi Infidelity and performed the hit singles, ‘Keep On Loving You,’ ‘Take It On the Run’ and ‘Don’t Let Him Go.’ On this day in 1987: U2 scored their second […]

16-May

This Day In Music, May 16th

On this day in 1984: Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in Memphis, Tennessee for ‘staggering drunk’ down Beale Street. Osbourne was released from the Memphis jail five hours later, after sobering up, and was not required to return for a court appearance. He continued on with his Bark at the Moon tour. On this day in […]

25-Apr

This Day In Music, April 25th

On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder were at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ebony And Ivory.’ This was McCartney’s 24th #1 hit single as a songwriter. The title was inspired by McCartney hearing Spike Milligan say “Black notes, white notes, you need to play the two to make harmony […]

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