Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, July 23rd

On this day in 1983: The Police kicked off the North American leg of their Synchronicity 107-date world tour at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois. The Police also went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Synchronicity’, which spent a total of seventeen weeks at #1.

On this day in 1984: The Cars released ‘Drive’ from their Heartbeat City album as a single. Upon its release, ‘Drive’ became The Cars’ highest charting single where it peaked at #3 on the U.S, singles chart. The song is associated with the 1985 Live Aid event, where it was performed by Benjamin Orr during the Philadelphia concert and previously, the song was used as the background music to a montage of clips depicting the contemporaneous Ethiopian famine during the London event, which was introduced by David Bowie.

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