1986 – Whitney Houston started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Greatest Love Of All’, the singers third US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK.
1986 – Caitlin O’Riordan of the Pogues marries Elvis Costello in Dublin, Ireland.
1986 – Guitarist Robert Fripp married one time punk singer Toyah on this day in rock history!
1986 – Lorimar Productions announces that Bob Dylan will star in and write six songs for the film Hearts of Fire with Fiona and Rupert Everett.
1986 – Drummer Tommy Lee of Motley Crue marries actress Heather Locklear.
1986 – The Pet Shop Boys went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘West End Girls’, the duo’s first US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK.
1986 – John Mellencamp protests with farmers before the Farmers Home Administration office in Chillicothe, Mo.
1986 – Ahmet Ertegun announces that Cleveland will be the site of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1986 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “West End Girls,” Pet Shop Boys.
1986 – Robert Palmer went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Addicted To Love’, it made No.5 in the UK. Palmer originally recorded the song as a duet with Chaka Khan but due to contractual problems her voice was removed. Lyrics: The lights are on, but you’re not home your mind is not […]
1986 – The Rolling Stones shoot their “One Hit to the Body” video, in which Mick and Keith vent their frustrations by smacking each other during the guitar solo.