Tag: Thriller

02-Dec

This Day In Music, December 2nd

On this day in 1983: MTV aired the full 14-minute version of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ video for the first time. Now regarded as the most influential pop music video of all time, in 2009, the video was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, the first music video to ever receive […]

30-Nov

This Day In Music, November 30th

On this day in 1982: Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album was released. ‘Thriller’ was Jackson’s sixth studio album.  Reunited with ‘Off the Wall’ producer Quincy Jones, Jackson was inspired to create an album where “every song was a killer”. With the ongoing backlash against disco, Jackson moved in a new musical direction, incorporating pop, post-disco, rock and funk. ‘Thriller’ foreshadows […]

21-Nov

This Day In Music, November 21st

On this day in 1980: Don Henley was arrested after a naked 16-year old girl was found at his home in Los Angeles suffering from a drug over-dose. He was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of marijuana, cocaine, and Quaaludes. He received a $2,000 fine with two years probation. […]

28-Oct

This Day In Music, October 28th

On this day in 1989: Janet Jackson started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814’. Only one of three albums to produce seven Top 10 U.S. singles, (the other two being ‘Thriller’ by her brother Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born In the U.S.A.). It is […]

14-Sep

This Day In Music, September 14th

On this day in 1981: The Rolling Stones played a secret pre-tour warm-up show at the Sir Morgan’s Cove club in Worcester, Massachusetts. Billed as Little Boy Blue & The Cockroaches, a local radio station announced that the Stones were in town, resulting in the club being besieged by over 4,000 fans attempted to get […]

28-Aug

This Day In Music, August 28th

On this day in 1984: The Jacksons’ Victory Tour broke the record for concert ticket sales after they surpassed the 1.1 million mark in two months. The Victory Tour was a concert tour of the United States and Canada between July and December 1984. It was the only tour with all six Jackson brothers, even though Jackie was injured for […]

04-Jun

This Day In Music, June 4th

On this day in 1983: The Police started a four week run at #1 in the U.K. with ‘Every Breath You Take’ the group’s fifth and final #1 single. Taken from the bands album Synchronicity, Sting won Song of the Year and The Police won Best Pop Performance for the song at the 1984 Grammy […]

28-Apr

This Day In Music, April 28th

On this day in 1983: Michael Jackson started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Beat It.’ It was produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. Quincy Jones encouraged Jackson to include a rock song on the album, though Jackson had never previously shown an interest in the genre. Jackson later […]

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