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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

November 17, 2019

Wham! bestride the Atlantic, Ozzy announces his retirement, Eurythmics join the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and more – it’s this week in rock.

#OnThisDay November 11, 1972
The wildly popular singer-songwriter Gilbert O’Sullivan tops the UK singles charts for the first time with his 12th single, ‘Clair’. It goes on to be a Top 3 hit in the US.

#OnThisDay November 12, 1947
Many happy returns to Blue Öyster Cult’s Buck Dharma who wrote the rock classic ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’. The band have sold a staggering 24m records worldwide.

#OnThisDay November 13, 1976
Billy Ocean releases his third single of the year in the shape of ‘Stop Me (If You’ve Heard It All Before)’. It goes on to peak at No. 12 in the UK singles charts.

#OnThisDay November 14, 1974
The incomparable David Essex scores his first UK No. 1 single with ‘Gonna Make You A Star’. Produced by Jeff Wayne, the single spends three weeks in pole position. The single also goes Top 5 in Australia.

#OnThisDay November 15, 1992
After playing a gig in California, Ozzy Osbourne announces his retirement from touring. “Who wants to be touring at 46?” he laments. Wonder how that turned out for him?

#OnThisDay November 16, 2005
Eurythmics are inducted into the UK Music Hall Of Fame. One of Britain’s most successful bands, they’ve sold 75m records and have been won an MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist in 1984, the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1987 and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 1999.

#OnThisDay November 17, 1984
Wham! bestride the Atlantic like a pop colossus when ‘Make It Big’ tops the UK album charts while ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’ is the biggest-selling single in the US.

Video of the week: Wham! ‘Wake me up before you go-go’

Video of the week: Wham! ‘Wake me up before you go-go’

This Week on the Official UK Chart: 11 October

This Week on the Official UK Chart: 11 October

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

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Wham! Official playlist featuring Last Christmas, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Everything She Wants, Club Tropicana and more!

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 2 August

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 2 August

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

This week’s Video of the Week is Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’.

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This Week on the UK Official Charts: 19 July

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 19 July

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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This Week on the UK Official Charts: 12 July

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 12 July

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Wham! – I’m Your Man

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Wham! – I’m Your Man

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 21 June

This Week on the UK Official Charts: 21 June

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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