Released as a single in 1963, The Ronettes, with their international smash, Be My Baby. The song would be their biggest hit, and is often cited as one of the greatest pop songs of the 1960’s.
Released in 1979, Pink Floyd’s Another Brick In The Wall.
Released as a single in February of 1980, Call Me by Blondie. The song was an international smash hit for the band, and was the theme song for the Richard Gere film, American Gigolo.
Released as a single by ‘Til Tuesday in 1985, Love In A Vacuum. From their Epic Records’ Lp, Voices Carry. Though not a huge charting song (it reached #88), it has since become a classic of the new wave era.
Released as a single in 1980, from OMD’s Organisation Lp, Enola Gay. Initially, the band was unsatisfied with the track, though they agreed with their record label that it might have the potential to be a pop hit. Today, many fans consider it to be one of their best songs.
Born on this day in 1949, in Glasgow, Scotland, guitarist and producer, Mark Knopfler. Knopfler is the brains behind the rock band Dire Straits. Dire Straits scored several hits during the MTV era, most noteably, Money For Nothing, Walk of Life and So Far Away. The group disbanded in 1995, and since then, Knopfler has enjoyed a successful solo career.