Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, May 16th

On this day in 1984: Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in Memphis, Tennessee for ‘staggering drunk’ down Beale Street. Osbourne was released from the Memphis jail five hours later, after sobering up, and was not required to return for a court appearance. He continued on with his Bark at the Moon tour.

On this day in 1987: U2 started a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart ‘With Or Without You’, the group’s first US #1. The third track from their 1987 album The Joshua Tree, the song was the group’s most successful single at the time.


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