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This Day In Music, February 7th

On this day in 1981: Kool & The Gang started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Celebration’ the group’s first (and only) #1 and their 8th top 40 hit at the time. Co-founder Ronald Bell, the group’s saxophonist and musical arranger, explained the origins of the song: “The initial […]


This Day In Music, August 16th

On this day in 1983: After dating for six years, Paul Simon married actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the first Star Wars trilogy. The marriage would last less than two years, but the two continued to date off and on after they split. On this day in 1986: Madonna started a two week […]


This Day In Music, July 14th

On this day in 1985: Duran Duran became the first artist to have a #1 on the U.S. singles chart with a James Bond theme when ‘A View To A Kill’, went to the top of the charts. On this day in 1986: Madonna was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with her second #1 […]


This Day In Music, June 7th

On this day in 1986: Today we are going to go back to this day in 1986 and check out the Top 10 songs on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. 1 2 LIVE TO TELL –•– Madonna (Sire)-9 (1 Week at #1) (1)2 3 ON MY OWN –•– Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald (MCA)-12 (2)3 […]


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 […]