THIS WEEK IN ROCK
March 1, 2020
Fantastic chart-toppers, literally Oscar-winning performances and landmark releases – it’s This Week In Rock…
#OnThisDay February 24, 1982
‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’ by Adam and the Ants wins the Brit Award for Best British Album at the first annual awards event. Check out this incredible live version of the album’s title track!
#OnThisDay February 25, 1984
You want it smooth and sophisticated? You got it! ‘Your Love Is King’ by Sade is released as ‘Diamond Life’s lead single and was a success in European territories charting at No. 7 in Ireland and No. 6 on the UK Singles Chart.
#OnThisDay February 26, 2001
‘Found That Soul’ is one of two singles released on the same day by Manic Street Preachers to herald the forthcoming release of their sixth studio album, ‘Know Your Enemy’. They both go Top 10.
#OnThisDay February 27, 1986
Appearing as a guest on TV show Aspel & Company, George Michael explains that Wham!’s demise is the most amicable split in pop history.
#OnThisDay February 28, 1976
Both of Paul Simon’s hands are full when ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’ wins the Grammys for ‘Best Pop Vocal Performance’ and Album Of The Year. And as evidenced by this live clip from 1991, its still sounds great after all these years!
#OnThisDay February 29, 2004
The incredibly talented Annie Lennox wins an Oscar for her part in the song ‘Into The West’ from ‘The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King’.
#OnThisDay March 1, 1986
Mr Mister begin a two-week residency at the top of the US charts with ‘Kyrie’ – their second US chart-topper. Over on this side of the Atlantic, the single reaches No. 11.
It may not have been the hottest of summers here in the UK, but we’re still holding out for a sizzling September and enough of a vitamin D boost to see us into Christmas smiling.Read more
Celebrating forty years of their debut album with a heartwarming Netflix documentary and new The Singles: Echoes from the Edge of Heaven release, this month’s Artist Spotlight lands on WHAM!Read more
Celebrating 40 years of chart-topping classics and hidden gems, WHAM! The Singles: Echoes From The Edge of Heaven will take you on a journey through the greatest hits of WHAM!’s extraordinary career.Read more
Welcoming you back into their wonderland, WHAM! share a brand–new remix of their iconic 1983 hit single ‘Club Tropicana’!Read more
With unprecedented access to both George and Andrew’s personal archive, WHAM! charts their incredible journey from school friends to superstars. Now streaming, only on Netflix!Read more
WHAM!, the new documentary film charting the global rise of pop sensations George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, told in their own words. Coming to Netflix 5 July!Read more