Tag: Whitney Houston

04-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 4th

On this day in 1986: The second Farm Aid benefit concert took place at Manor Downs Racetrack, Manor, Texas. Held to raise money for family farmers in the U.S., the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Alabama, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, […]

27-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 27th

On this day in 1981: Kim Carnes returned to the #1 spot on the U.S. singles chart with “Bette Davis Eyes.” It was #1 for five consecutive weeks beginning May 16th 1981. It gave up the top spot on June 20th to the “Stars On 45 Medley” by Stars on 45. It returned to #1 […]

13-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 13th

On this day in 1987: Atlantic Starr went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Always.” It would spend one week in the top spot. The track was the second single from the group’s seventh studio album ‘All In the Name of Love.’ The single peaked at #1 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot […]

11-Jun

This Day In 80s 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, Tracy Chapman, George Michael, Eric Clapton, UB40, The Eurythmics and Simple Minds. The event was broadcast live on BBC 2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion. […]

31-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 31st

On this day in 1980: Lipps Inc. started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Funkytown.’ The song is from their debut album ‘Mouth To Mouth and was released as the album’s lead single in 1980. ‘Funkytown’ was written by musician, composer, and record producer Steven Greenberg and sung by Cynthia Johnson. The […]

24-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 24th

On this day in 1980: Genesis fans turning up at the Roxy Club box office in Los Angeles to buy tickets for a forthcoming gig on May 25, 1980, were surprised to find the band members Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford selling the tickets themselves. Here’s the gig they were selling tickets for: […]

17-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 17th

On this day in 1986: Whitney Houston started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Greatest Love Of All’, the singer’s third U.S. #1. The song was written by Michael Masser, who composed the music, and Linda Creed, who wrote the lyrics. It was originally recorded in 1977 by George Benson, […]

24-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 24th

On this day in 1988: Whitney Houston was enjoying her first of two weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go.’ “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” was the fourth single released from Whitney Houston’s second album, ‘Whitney.’ The ballad was released on February 25, 1988. The song was written by […]

15-Feb

This Day In Music, February 15th

On this day in 1986: Whitney Houston started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “How Will I Know.” It was released on November 22, 1985 by Arista Records as the album’s third single. Composed by George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, the song was originally intended for singer Janet Jackson, but she […]

09-Jan

This Day In Music, January 9th

On this day in 1988: Whitney Houston scored her 6th consecutive #1 song in the U.S. with ‘So Emotional’. It was released as the third single from her second studio album ‘Whitney’ (1987) on October 12, 1987 by Arista Records. The song was written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. Billy Steinberg also wrote Madonna’s ‘Like […]

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