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25-Nov

This Day In Music, November 25th

On this day in 1984: The cream of the British pop world gathered at S.A.R.M. Studios, London to record the historic ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ The single, which was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, featured Paul Young, Bono, Boy George, Sting and George Michael. It went on to sell over three million copies […]

24-Nov

This Day In Music, November 24th

On this day in 1983: The Irish group The Undertones split up. Lead singer Feargal Sharkey went on to have a #1 U.K. single as a solo artist with ‘A Good Heart’ and later worked in A&R for various record labels, and later became the head of U.K. Music, an umbrella organization representing the collective […]

23-Nov

This Day In Music, November 23rd

On this day in 1986: The Human League were enjoying top spot on the U.S. singles chart with “Human.” “Human” was released as the first single from their 1986 album ‘Crash’. The track, which deals with the subject of infidelity, was written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The song topped the charts in […]

22-Nov

This Day In Music, November 22nd

On this day in 1987: Billy Idol was enjoying his first and only week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Mony Mony.’ Billy Idol knocked Tiffany from the #1 spot on the U.S. singles chart with his version of the Tommy James song. Tiffany had been at #1 for two weeks with another […]

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. […]

19-Nov

This Day In Music, November 19th

On this day in 1988: Bon Jovi started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with lead single from the band’s album New Jersey, ‘Bad Medicine’, which became the group’s third U.S. #1. The song is highlighted by a near constant keyboard playing by David Bryan that is well defined in the […]

18-Nov

This Day In Music, November 18th

On this day in 1989: Bad English started their second week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘When I See You Smile.’ It was written by Diane Warren and was released in September 1989 as the second single taken from their self titled debut album which was released in June of 1989. The […]

17-Nov

This Day In Music, November 17th

On this day in 1984: Wham! went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.” It was first released as a single in the U.K. on May 14, 1984. It became their first U.K. and U.S. #1 hit. It was written and produced by George Michael. The single was certified […]

16-Nov

This Day In Music, November 16th

On this day in 1985: Starship started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘We Built This City.’ The song was written by Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert, and Peter Wolf and recorded by U.S. rock group Starship. It was released as the lead single off their album ‘Knee Deep […]

15-Nov

This Day In Music, November 15th

On this day in 1980: Kenny Rogers went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Lady.” The song was written and produced by Lionel Richie, recorded in 1980, and ranks among Kenny Rogers’ biggest hits. Rogers once told an interviewer, “The idea was that Lionel would come from R&B and I’d come from country, and […]

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