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On This Day In Music History

On this day in 1974, Bruce Springsteen nd the E Street Band appeared at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The gig was unadvertised by its promoter, who gambled that word-of-mouth would be enough to fill the 550-seat venue, only 250 people attended. Tickets cost $4.50 and $5.50 in advance.

In 1980, Blondie went to number 1 on the US singles chart with ‘Call Me’, featured in the Richard Gere movie ‘American Gigolo’, the track was also a number 1 in the UK.

In 1985, Bryan Adams was on the UK album chart with Reckless. His fourth studio album was the first Canadian album to sell more than one million units within Canada. Six singles were released from the album: ‘Run to You,’ ‘Somebody,’ ‘Heaven,’ ‘Summer of ’69,’ ‘One Night Love Affair,’ and ‘It’s Only Love.’ 

In 1986, Prince started a two week run at number 1 on the US singles chart with ‘Kiss.’