Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, August 20th

On this day in 1983: Madness, Joan Jett, The Police and R.E.M. all appeared in concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.

On this day in 1986: Rick Allen, drummer with Def Leppard made his first live appearance with the band after losing an arm in a car accident, when they appeared at the Monsters Of Rock Festival, Castle Donington, England.

On this day in 1988: Steve Winwood went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with his fifth solo album ‘Roll With It’. The title cut also topped the U.S. singles charts.

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