Tag: Wembley

02-Sep

This Day In Music, September 2nd

On this day in 1988: The Human Rights Now! world tour kicked off at Wembley Stadium London with Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Youssu n’Dour. Taking in five continents and claiming to be the most ambitious rock tour in history. Human Rights Now! was a worldwide tour of twenty benefit concerts on behalf of […]

12-Aug

This Day In Music, August 12th

On this day in 1984: As The Olympic Games came to a close, Lionel Richie performed, ‘All Night Long’ live from Los Angeles to an estimated television audience of 2.6 billion people around the world. On this day in 1986: Prince started a run of five nights at Wembley Arena, London, his first U.K. shows […]

14-Jul

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 […]

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 […]

29-Jun

This Day In Music, June 29th

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen kicked off the first leg of his ‘Born in the USA’ Tour with a three night run at the Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Springsteen would play a total of 156 shows ending on October 2, 1985 in Los Angeles. Here’s an audio clip from that very […]

28-Jun

This Day In Music, June 28th

On this day in 1980: The Paul McCartney single ‘Coming Up’ became one of the few ‘live’ recordings to reach the top of Billboard’s Hot 100. American disc jockeys preferred it to the studio version on the flip side of the record. In a ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine interview, McCartney explained how the song came about: “I […]

13-Jun

This Day In Music, June 13th

On this day in 1987:  Whitney Houston started a six-week run at #1 on the U.K. album chart with her second LP ‘Whitney.’ With this album, Houston set various records on the U.S. charts. Houston became the first female artist, to debut at #1 with an album and its first four singles, ‘I Wanna Dance […]

11-Jun

This Day In Music, June 11th

On this day in 1988: Nelson Mandella’s 70th birthday tribute took place at Wembley Stadium, London featuring Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, George Michael, Simple Minds, The Eurythmics ,, Tracy Chapman, and UB40. The event was broadcast live on BBC2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion.

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