The spectacular Live Aid took place on this day in 1985

The spectacular Live Aid was held on July 13, 1985 at simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London, England and at the John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, U.S. It featured a never before seen parade of Pop and Rock artists including Queen, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Madonna, Wham!, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Bob Dylan among many many others

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Clive Jackson of Doctor and The Medics turns 57 today

Today, Clive Jackson is a name that doesn’t immediately rings a bell, but many of us still remembers his band Doctor and The Medics who had a big hit in 1986 with their cover of the 1969 Norman Greenbaum’s song “Spirit in the Sky”. He turns 57 today

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The Top 10 Blondie songs on the iconic Debbie Harry birthday

Debbie Harry wrote her name in the history of Rock as one of the most charismatic and popular female Rock singers of all time. With Blondie she had an impressive string of hit singles that remain timeless. Today, the iconic singer turns 73 and we look back at Blondie’s Top 10 songs

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On this day in 1986 Wham! wrote the final chapter on their history

“I think it should be the most amicable split in pop history.” said George Michael announcing the break up of Pop duo Wham!. On the same day of their farewell concert at Wembley Stadium, their final single “The Edge Of Heaven” also peaked to No.1 on the UK singles charts

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The influential songwriter, singer and actor Kris Kristofferson turns 82 today

Kris Kristofferson penned the classic “Me And Bobby McGee”, which became his most well known song, but for a while, music wasn’t the direction he was following during his early years. We look back at Kristofferson’s life and career on the day he turns 82

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The Kinks’ Ray Davies turns 74

With The Kinks, Ray Davies sung and played on some of the most memorable songs of the 1960’s and 1970’s. The band, “outsiders” on the British Invasion music scene, influenced important music movements such as Punk Rock and Britpop and remain relevant ever since their hit “You Really Got Me” played for the first time. Ray Davies turns 74 today

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Boys on film: Top 15 Duran Duran songs and videos with John Taylor who turns 58 today

John Taylor is one of the most successful figures to come out of the 1980’s New Wave and New Romantic movement, good looks aren’t everything, but for Duran Duran allied with their talent, certainly helped them to rule the 1980’s as the most popular New Wave band in the world with a string of hit songs and music videos. John Taylor turns 58 today

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The unique Greek singer and performer Demis Roussos was born on this day in 1946

Demis Roussos achieved the peak of his popularity during the 1970’s with songs such as “Forever And Ever”, a No.1 on the UK singles charts, but despite his success and popularity in Europe, he was never able to replicate the same in other parts of the world. We look back at his career on the day he would have turned 72

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Singer-songwriter Nilsson was born on this day in 1941

With the 1969 “Midnight Cowboy” movie theme “Everybody’s Talking” Nilsson scored his first big hit. During the 1970’s, he became one of the most popular singer-songwriters while at the same indulging in excess together with John Lennon. Nilsson was born 77 years ago

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Celebrate the Pop icon Boy George anniversary with Top 10 Culture Club songs

One of Pop’s most controversial figures, the unique and iconic Boy George turns 57 today. With Culture Club he scored the biggest music hits of his career and we look back at it through a musical and visual journey with the Top 10 Culture Club songs

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Remembering the legendary music genius Prince with his Top 20 songs

Prince Rogers Nelson was born 60 years ago, one of the absolute pop music genius of all times, he left behind a diverse and enormous body of work. We remember Prince with the list of his 20 best and most popular songs

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Procol Harum’s classic “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” enters the UK singles charts for the first time in 1967

It’s one of the anthems for the 1967 Summer Of Love, the popular Bach-derived Psychedelic Rock “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”, entered the charts for the first time on this day in 1967. Learn more about this music classic

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Lesley Gore, the voice of the 1960’s hit “It’s My Party” was born on this day in 1946

Lesley Gore was one of the most successful teen acts of the early 1960’s, she became famous with the smash hit “It’s My Party”, which she remains heavily associated with, later in life she became an activist for LGBT rights. Gore was born on this day 72 years ago

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The Electronic Pop music genius Giorgio Moroder turns 78 today

Giorgio Moroder’s career has been filled with hit upon hit, he has been awarded Oscars, Grammys and even Golden Globes and, he is responsible for some of the most memorable Electronic Pop music songs ever. We look back at his impressive career

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The Cure’s Robert Smith turns 59 today

The Cure scored several hit songs throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s with their unique blend of Post Punk, Goth Rock and Pop music. They are still as relevant and popular today as they were back then. Robert Smith, co-founder and lead singer turns 59 today

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Mark Volman of The Turles turns 71 today

During the late 1960’s Volman scored hits as a member of The Turtles with songs such as “Happy Together” and “Eleanore” and later became also a member of Frank Zappa’s The Mothers Of Invention. Today he turns 71

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The legendary and impressive Rock producer and engineer Eddie Kramer turns 76

Eddie Kramer has one of the most impressive careers in Rock music. Since the 1960’s his collaborations as producer and engineer with names such as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, KISS, The Rolling Stones and Blue Cheer among many others, have earned him a big place on Rock N’Roll history.

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In 1988 “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car” peaks to No.1 and marks the end of Billy Ocean’s 1980’s string of Pop hits

Billy Ocean had a very successful career throughout the 1980’s decade and some of his songs remain popular to this day. In 1988, he released he peaked No.1 on the US Hot 100 for the last time with “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car”

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The Prince Of Soul, Marvin Gaye was born on this day in 1939

The legendary Marvin Gaye was pivotal in taking Soul music to the mainstream during the 1960’s. He released several memorable songs such as “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology”), “What’s Going On” and “Sexual Healing” among others. His life was cut short at the age of 44 by his own father. We look back at his career on what would had been his 79th birthday

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Serge Gainsbourg: A Life Dedicated to Music, Poetry, Art, Women and Controversy

Serge Gainsbourg was born on April 2, 1928, 90 years ago. He lived a lifetime dedicated to life’s best things, with high dosages of scandal and controversy mixed along with his unique genius for writing poetry and music. We look back at the life and career of this French icon.

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Stop! It’s MC Hammer’s birthday

“Stop! Hammertime” became one of the most popular and used expressions ever in Pop Culture, all credit goes to MC Hammer when he first used it on his smash hit “U Can’t Touch This”. The artist that brought Rap to the worldwide masses and had one of the quickest risings and falls in the music industry turns 56 today. We look back at his career

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Otis Redding posthumously released single “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” peaks to No.1 on this day in 1968

The song, that Redding intended “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” to be different from all his previous work, though he didn’t have time to finish it the way he wanted, it became his most popular release selling 4 million copies worldwide after his untimely death in 1967. Read more facts about this classic

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On this day, 22 years apart, both Harry Nilsson in 1972 and Mariah Carey in 1994, climb to No.1 with Badfinger’s song “Without You”

One of the most famous Pop ballads of all time, “Without You” by Badfinger, has been covered and recorded by over 180 artists, however, was through Harry Nilsson and Mariah Carey that the song met it’s most famous versions

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Remembering the artist and politician Sonny Bono on his birthday

Sonny Bono helped to launch Cher’s career with their successful duo Sonny & Cher back in the 1960’s, with a string of hits such as “I Got You Babe” or “The Beat Goes On”. But he also wrote many songs for other artists and had an active acting career and later in his life, as a politician too. We look back at Sonny Bono’s life

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Original Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor turns 57 today

With Duran Duran, Andy Taylor reached the pinnacle of his success during the 1980’s, but the guitarist has had also a successful solo career collaborating with many other artists and with Power Station back in the 1980’s. Look back at Taylor’s life and career on the day he turns 57

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Manfred Mann scores were No.1 in the UK on Valentine’s Day 1968 with Dylan’s cover of “The Mighty Quinn”

“The Mighty Quinn” was originally written and recorded as a demo by Bob Dylan in 1967 under a different title, the Manfred Mann version reached No.1 on Valentine’s Day 1968. Learn more about the background of this popular song

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The Beatles”Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane” was first released on this day in 1967

The double A-side single release of “Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane” is perhaps the greatest single release ever. Simultaneously the beginning and pinnacle of The Beatles Psychedelic period, the importance of the two songs to Pop and Rock music history is undeniable

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David Bowie releases “Sound And Vision” in 1977

On February 11, 1977, one of David Bowie’s most revolutionary and famous songs, “Sound And Vision” was the first single to be released from the album “Low”, the Experimental Electronic-Rock adventure of the Berlin period. The back vocals on the song were done by a very special singer

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The Righteous Brothers classic “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” became one of the songs of the year on this day in 1965

Written and produced by Phil Spector, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” by The Righteous Brothers went No.1 on the Hot 100 on this day in 1965. The song is still considered the prime example of Phil Spector’s “Wall Of Sound”

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Rick Astley turns 54 today

Rick Astley became popular during the late 1980’s with songs such as “Never Gonna Give You Up” produced by the famous team Stock Aitken Waterman. Though in recent years he’s more famous for the “rickrolling”, his career has been much more than that

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James’ singer Tim Booth was born on this day in 1960

Tim Booth joined James in 1981 as their lead singer and lyricist. During the 1990’s James found an audience for their Alternative Pop Rock sound that featured songs such as “Laid”, “Sit Down” or “Sometimes”. Booth was born 58 years ago

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On this day in 1988 The Beatles were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but Paul McCartney decided to not show up

When The Beatles were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1988, there was still an ongoing feud among the members that most people weren’t aware of

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One of the biggest music festivals in the world, Rock In Rio, kicked off 33 years ago today

The first ever edition of Rock In Rio took place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on January 11th, 1985, and for 10 days a parade of Rock stars such as Queen, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne or Rod Stewart among others played for a crowd of an estimated 1.4 million people

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Why “Blackstar” must not be remembered as David Bowie’s goodbye album

With “Blackstar” Bowie achieved to recap his whole career, it’s an ensemble of every music style he ever tried, there is a little something from every phase, but, again, it’s not a copy, that’s the perfection of it, it’s an evolution

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George Michael: A style and fashion icon in photographs

During four decades George Michael influenced not just music but also fashion and style, we’ve put together some of George’s best and most iconic photographs to celebrate his life and contribution to Pop Culture

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The Last Christmas Of George Michael

One of the biggest music stars and icons of the last four decades, George Michael left us on Christmas day one year ago. We look back at his life and career and remember his strong legacy as an artist and human being.

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Joe Meek’s “Telstar” performed by The Tornados becomes the first US No.1 by a British group in 1962

 “Telstar” was named after the Telstar communications satellite and one of the first sci-fi-influenced pop songs
, it became the first No.1 by a British group in the U.S but despite it’s success, it also contributed for Joe Meek’s mental health decline

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1980’s Pop music icon Limahl turns 59 today

Limahl is mostly remembered for being part of the band Kajagaagoo and for his hit “The Neverending Story” in 1984. With an unique look that even inspired a Marvel superhero, Limahl it’s still one of the most recognizable 80’s Pop music icons. We look back at his life and career to celebrate his 59th anniversary.

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Top 10 Best Rock and Pop Christmas Songs

The 1970’s and 1980’s were a strong and fertile ground for Pop and Rock artists to do Christmas songs and turning it into memorable No.1 hits, while not all of the songs on this list are from those decades and not all made it to No.1, they all are memorable and have resisted the test of time for decades

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Band Aid “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” was released on this day in 1984

During the 1980’s Christmas songs made by modern Pop music artists reached a new level when on December 3rd the single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid was released featuring some of the biggest Pop stars at the time such as Bono, George Michael, Duran Duran and Boy George among many others

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Whitney Houston starts a record-breaking 14 week at No.1 on the Hot 100 with “I Will Always Love You” in 1992

Used as the theme song for the movie “The Bodyguard”, Whitney Houston’s rendition of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” broke several records and became Houston’s signature song. Read some facts about the song and her 1992 version

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The “Dirty Dancing” theme song “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” by Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley went No.1 on the Hot 100 on this day in 1987

“(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, was released in 1987 as the theme song of the “Dirty Dancing” movie soundtrack and had such a huge success worldwide that today is still one of the most frequently played songs on radio

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In 1985 Wham! “Make It Big” twice

In 1985 Wham! were one of the biggest pop bands (or duo) in the world and after a discreet debut with their first album “Fantastic” released in 1982, they went on to release their best selling and worldwide success “Make It Big” that included some of the 1980’s most memorable Pop music

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In 1984 Paul McCartney climbs to No.1 with his soundtrack album “Give My Regards To Broad Street”

Released in 1984, Paul McCartney’s movie “Give My Regards To Broad Street” was the attempt of the former Beatle to bring back the same feeling as The Beatles movies during the 1960’s, however the soundtrack to the movie did better than the movie itself

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Tina Turner makes her first public appearance in years

One of the world’s favorite icons, Tina Turner, has been purposely away from public eye for some years now, but last Tuesday she decided to make a surprising appearance to promote the musical about her life “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”. Check these new surprising photos of Tina last Tuesday in London

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French song “Je T’Aime…Moin Non Plus” by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin reaches No.1 but it’s censored by BBC

In 1969 BBC’s Top Of The Pops refused to air for the first time in their history the No.1 song, “Je T’Aime…Moi Non Plus” by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, the French song became one of the most censored during the 1960’s

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Tiffany is not a teenager anymore

If you spent any time in an American mall in the late 1980’s, then you were fully aware of the Teen Pop sensation Tiffany, but even if you were not in America at the time you know her from her worldwide smash hit where “I Think We’re Alone Now” that made her a 1980’s pop references around the globe. Tiffany turns 46 today

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In 1983 Bonnie Tyler eclipses every other song in the charts with “Total Eclipse Of The Heart”

Bonnie Tyler has been one of the world’s most successful singers, her husky vocals are unquestionably recognizable by almost anyone, but, aside of all the hits she scored during her career, her signature song and the one most people still associated her with is the 1983 “Total Eclipse Of The Heart”