Tag: When Doves Cry


This Day In 80s Music, April 14th

On this day in 1983: The Pretenders bass player Pete Farndon died from a drug overdose. He was fired from the group on June 14th 1982, (two days before Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott was found dead of heart failure). Farndon was in the midst of forming a new band with former Clash drummer Topper Headon […]


This Day In Music, August 4th

On this day in 1984: Prince started a 24 week run at the top of the U.S. album charts with ‘Purple Rain’. His sixth studio album which features the hits ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, as well as the title track has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, becoming the seventh best-selling soundtrack […]


This Day In Music, July 16th

On this day in 1984: Prince was enjoying his second of five weeks at #1 with ‘When Doves Cry.’ “When Doves Cry” was Prince’s first Billboard Hot 100 #1 single, staying there for five weeks, and was also a worldwide hit. According to Billboard, it was the top-selling single of 1984. It is certified 3x […]


This Day In Music, July 7th

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Born In The USA’. The album went on to spend a total of 139 weeks on the U.S. album chart. Its also one of three albums (along with Michael Jackson’s Thriller, & Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814) to produce […]


This Day In Music, June 25th

On this day in 1983: The Police scored their 4th U.K. #1 album with ‘Synchronicity’, also #1 in the U.S., featuring the singles ‘Every Breath You Take’, ‘King of Pain’, ‘Synchronicity II’ and ‘Wrapped Around Your Finger’. On this day in 1984: Prince released his sixth studio album ‘Purple Rain’, the first to feature his […]


This Day In Music, June 23rd

On this day in 1984: Duran Duran started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘The Reflex’, the group’s first U.S. #1. The song is off their third album, ‘Seven and the Ragged Tiger.’ ‘The Reflex’ was the first of two songs that kept ‘Dancing In the Dark’ by Bruce […]