Tag: R.E.M.

20-Aug

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 […]

18-Aug

This Day In Music, August 18th

On this day in 1983: The Police, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and R.E.M. (their biggest gig to date) all appeared in concert at Shea Stadium, New York City. On this day in 1984: George Michael was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with his first solo single ‘Careless Whisper.’ It made George the first […]

19-Apr

This Day In Music, April 19th

On this day in 1980: R.E.M. played their first gig as R.E.M. at the 11:11 Koffee Club, Athens, Georgia to 150 people. The show ended at 2am when police closed it down due to the venue being unlicensed. Here’s a concert clip from about a year later…. Also on this day in 1980: 32 year […]

05-Apr

This Day In Music, April 5th

On this day in 1980: R.E.M. played their first ever gig when they appeared at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Athens, Georgia. On this day in 1985: At 3:50pm GMT, over 5,000 radio stations worldwide aired the charity single by USA for Africa ‘We Are The World’. The single went on to be a #1 in […]

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