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8th Oct 1988, On their 12th single release, U2 scored their first UK No.1 with ‘Desire.’ The track which was also a US No.3 hit was taken from their album ‘Rattle And Hum.’ https://youtu.be/z8rQ575DWD8 U2 – Desire (Official Music Video) U2’s new album, “Songs of Experience” out now. Listen to the album: https://lnk.to/ZaQRe Explore more […]

Happy birthday to Brian Johnson, born on 5th Oct 1947, singer with Geordie, who had the 1973 UK No.6 single 'Because Of You'. Joined AC/DC in 1980, after the death of Bon Scott. Had the 1980 UK No.1 and US No.4 album Back In Black, which has now sold an estimated 49m copies worldwide. Johnson's […]

3rd Oct 1954, born on this day American musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. He was one of the most influential guitarists in the revival of blues in the 1980s. Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash on August 27th 1990 age 35. His family successfully sued the operators of the company for allowing […]

29th Sept 1984, Prince and the Revolution started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, his second US No.1, and a No.7 hit in the UK. It was the opening track on both the album and the film Purple Rain.https://youtu.be/aXJhDltzYVQ Prince – Let’s Go Crazy (Official Music […]

28th Sept 1980, The Police were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’ the group’s third No.1. Taken from their album ‘Zenyatta Mondatta’ and the best selling single of 1980. https://youtu.be/KNIZofPB8ZM The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me (Official Music Video) Listen to more from The […]

27th Sept 1980, David Bowie scored his fourth UK No.1 album with his fourteenth studio album Scary Monsters (And Supercreeps). The album featured the singles ‘Ashes to Ashes and ‘Fashion’. https://youtu.be/F-z6u5hFgPk David Bowie – Fashion (Official Video) Official video for Fashion by David Bowie. Stream the David Bowie greatest hits here ▶ https://RhinoUK.lnk.to/ThisIsDavidBowieAY Subscribe here […]

24th Sept 1991, Nirvana's album Nevermind was released in America, entering the chart at No. 144 on its first week. The album which peaked at No. 1 in January 1992 has now sold over 30m copies world wide. The idea for the now iconic front cover shot of the baby swimming came after Kurt Cobainand […]

24 Sept 1984, Culture Club had their second UK No.1 single with ‘Karma Chameleon’, which stayed at the top of the charts for six weeks and became the best-selling single of 1983. The harmonica part was played by Judd Lander, who had been a member of Merseybeat group The Hideaways in the 1960s. Article source: […]

Happy birthday to Joan Jett, born on 22nd Sept 1958, American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer. Founding member of The Runaways and with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts scored the 1982 US No.1 & UK No.4 single ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll’. She is also known as the Godmother of Punk. https://youtu.be/bpNw7jYkbVc Joan Jett & […]

20th Sept 1980, Kate Bush scored her first UK No.1 album with ‘Never For Ever.’ It was the first ever album by a British female solo artist to top the UK album chart as well as being the first album by any female solo artist to enter the chart at No.1. https://youtu.be/6xckBwPdo1c Kate Bush – […]


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