Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, May 23rd

On this day in 1982: The U.K. Musician’s Union moved a resolution to ban synthesizers and drum rhythm machines from sessions and live concerts fearing that their use would put musicians out of work.

On this day in 1987: Twelve former members of the Doobie Brothers reunited for a charity concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The show raised $350,000 for Vietnam veterans, about two-thousand of whom attended the show for free.

Let’s take a look at the top ten on the U.S. singles chart for this day back in 1987:


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