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This Day In Music, August 10th

On this day in 1985: Canadian singer and guitarist Bryan Adams scored his first U.S. #1 album with ‘Reckless.’

Six singles were released from the album: ‘Run To You’, ‘Somebody’, ‘Heaven’, ‘Summer of ’69’, ‘One Night Love Affair’, and ‘It’s Only Love’. All six singles made the top 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, which until that time had been accomplished only by Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ and Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born In the U.S.A.’

Also on this day in 1985: ‘Money for Nothing’ by Dire Straits peaked at #4on the U.K. singles chart. Notable for its groundbreaking music video and a cameo appearance by Sting singing the song’s falsetto introduction and backing chorus, “I want my MTV” who also co-wrote the song with Mark Knopfler. The video was also the first to be aired on MTV Europe when the network started on August 1, 1987.

Also on this day in 1985: Simon Le Bon from Duran Duran was air lifted to safety when his boat ‘Drum’ overturned while racing off the English coast. Le Bon was trapped under the hull with five other crew members for twenty minutes, until being rescued by the Royal Navy.

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