Tag: Tom Petty

05-Sep

This Day In Music, September 5th

On this day in 1981: Stevie Nicks went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Bella Donna’, her debut solo album, which featured the tracks ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’ (the Tom Petty duet), ‘Leather and Lace’ (with Don Henley), ‘Edge of Seventeen’ and ‘After the Glitter Fades.’ The album is included on the […]

03-Sep

This Day In Music, September 3rd

On this day in 1982: The three day US Festival in San Bernardino, California took place featuring, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, The Police, The Cars, Talking Heads, The Kinks, The Ramones, The B52’s, The English Beat, Gang Of Four, The Grateful Dead, Pat Benatar, and Jackson Browne. Apple Computers founder Steven Wozniak bankrolled the festival. […]

06-Aug

This Day In Music, August 6th

On this day in 1981: Stevie Nicks released her first solo album ‘Bella Donna’ which contained four top 40 U.S. hits. ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’, (with Tom Petty), ‘Leather and Lace’, (with Don Henley), ‘Edge of Seventeen’ and ‘After the Glitter Fades.’ On this day in 1982: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ starring Bob Geldof opened […]

13-Jul

This Day In Music, July 13th

On this day in 1985: At 12:01 Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over 40 million dollars. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5 billion people in 160 countries made it the […]

04-Jul

This Day In Music, July 4th

On this day in 1986: The second Farm Aid benefit concert took place at Manor Downs Racetrack, in Manor, Texas. Held to raise money for family farmers in the U.S. The concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Alabama, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, The Fabulous […]

06-Jun

This Day In 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 sang […]

17-May

This Day In Music, May 17th

On this day in 1986: Whitney Houston started a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Greatest Love Of All’, the singer’s third US #1, a #8 hit in the UK. ‘The Greatest Love of All’ was written by Michael Masser , who composed the music, and Linda Creed who wrote the […]

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