Tag: The Tube


This Day In 80s Music, November 18th

On this day in 1983: R.E.M. made their first appearance outside the U.S. when they appeared on Channel 4 UK TV show The Tube. The following night they made their live UK debut when the played at Dingwall’s, London. On this day in 1989: Bad English started their second week at #1 on the U.S. singles […]


This Day In 80s Music, January 27th

On this day in 1984: Madonna made her first appearance in the U.K. when she appeared on C4 TV music program ‘The Tube’ performing ‘Burning Up’ and ‘Holiday’. The show was broadcast live from the Hacienda Club in Manchester. According to Billboard Magazine, Madonna is the most successful solo artist in Hot 100 chart history (second […]