Tag: U2

13-Nov

This Day In Music, November 13th

On this day in 1981: U2 kicked off a 23 date North American ‘October’ tour at JB Scott’s in Albany, New York. On this day in 1982: Men At Work started a 15-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with their debut album ‘Business As Usual’, which went on to sell over five […]

12-Nov

This Day In Music, November 12th

On this day in 1986: Boston was enjoying their first of two weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Amanda.’ It was released as the first single from the band’s third album, ‘Third Stage’ in 1986, six years after it was recorded. Although the song did not have a promotional music video, “Amanda” became […]

27-Oct

This Day In Music, October 27th

On this day in 1980: Mark David Chapman bought a five-shot .38 special for $169. A little over six weeks later, he would use the gun to kill John Lennon outside of his New York City apartment. On this day in 1988: U2’s film ‘Rattle And Hum’, received its world wide premiere in the group’s […]

08-Aug

This Day In Music, August 8th

On this day in 1981: MTV broadcast its first stereo concert with REO Speedwagon performing in Denver, Colorado, The band had just released the album Hi Infidelity and performed the hit singles, ‘Keep On Loving You,’ ‘Take It On the Run’ and ‘Don’t Let Him Go.’ On this day in 1987: U2 scored their second […]

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 […]

05-Jun

This Day In Music, June 5th

On this day in 1983: During a 48-date North American tour, U2 played at Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver. The show was recorded and released as ‘U2 Live At Red Rocks: Under A Blood Red Sky.’ Let’s take a look at the Top 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on this day back in 1983: […]

28-May

This Day In Music, May 28th

On this day in 1983: Actress and singer Irene Cara started a six week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Flashdance…What A Feeling’. Taken from the film ‘Flashdance’, a #2 hit in the UK. Cara had also appeared in TV’s ‘Roots’ and ‘The Next Generation’. The song was the #3 single of […]

16-May

This Day In Music, May 16th

On this day in 1984: Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in Memphis, Tennessee for ‘staggering drunk’ down Beale Street. Osbourne was released from the Memphis jail five hours later, after sobering up, and was not required to return for a court appearance. He continued on with his Bark at the Moon tour. On this day in […]

25-Apr

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 […]

23-Apr

This Day In Music, April 23rd

On this day in 1983: U2 kicked off their 48-date ‘War’ North American tour at The Carolina Concert For Children benefit in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Also on this day in 1983: David Bowie started a three week run at #1 on the UK album chart with the Nile Rodgers produced ‘Let’s Dance’, featuring the […]

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