Tag: Live Aid

07-Sep

This Day In Music, September 7th

On this day in 1985: David Bowie and Mick Jagger were at #1 on the U.K. singes chart with their version of the Martha and The Vandellas 1964 hit ‘Dancing In The Street.’ The song had been recorded as part of the Live Aid charity appeal. The original plan was to perform a track together live, […]

23-Jul

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’ […]

13-Jul

This Day In Music, July 13th

On this day in 1985: At 12:01 Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over 40 million dollars. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5 billion people in 160 countries made it the […]

29-Jun

This Day In Music, June 29th

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen kicked off the first leg of his ‘Born in the USA’ Tour with a three night run at the Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Springsteen would play a total of 156 shows ending on October 2, 1985 in Los Angeles. Here’s an audio clip from that very […]

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