1982 – Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder hit no. 1 with “Ebony and Ivory” on This Day in Rock!

1982 – Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder hit no. 1 with “Ebony and Ivory” on This Day in Rock!
Inspired by Spike Milligan saying, “black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony folks!”. It is McCartney’s 24th US no. 1 on the US singles chart for his career. The song will remain at no. 1 for 7 weeks. Later, Blender Magazine and the BBC 6 will name the song as one of the worst in pop history. The also draws attention from SNL when Joe Piscapo and Eddie Murphy, playing Frank Sinatra and Stevie, spoof the song.

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