1987 – Paul Simon went back to No. 1 on the UK album chart with ‘Graceland’, the album stayed on the chart for 101 weeks.
1987 – Billy Vera and the Beaters started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘At This Moment’ not a hit in the UK.
1987 – Roy Orbison, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Jackie Wilson are among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts the late Jackie Wilson, the Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, B.B. King, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey […]
1987 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “At This Moment,” Billy Vera & the Beaters. The song takes off after being featured in several episodes of the NBC-TV show “Family Ties.”
1987 – Kate Bush started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘The Whole Story’.
1987 – Gregory Abbott went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Shake You Down’ a No.6 hit in the UK.
1987 – TV presenter Jools Holland was suspended from Channel 4’s UK music show The Tube for 6 weeks, after using the phrase ‘groovy fuckers’ during a live trailer broadcast in children’s hour.
1987 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Shake You Down,” Gregory Abbott.
1987 – Appearing at King Georges Hall, Blackburn, Nick Kershaw on the first night of a 25 date UK tour.
1987 – Frankie Goes to Hollywood begins what will be its final tour in Manchester, England.
1987 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘Walk like an Egyptian’ recorded by ‘The Bangles’ is number 1 in the US.
1987 – Eric Clapton started what became an annual event by playing six shows at the Royal Albert Hall, London.