Tag: Sting

25-Nov

This Day In Music, November 25th

On this day in 1984: The cream of the British pop world gathered at S.A.R.M. Studios, London to record the historic ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ The single, which was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, featured Paul Young, Bono, Boy George, Sting and George Michael. It went on to sell over three million copies […]

21-Sep

This Day In Music, September 21st

On this day in 1980: During a North American tour, Bob Marley collapsed while jogging in New York’s Central Park. After hospital tests he was diagnosed as having cancer. Marley played his last ever concert two nights later at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On this day in 1985: Dire Straits went to #1 on […]

19-Aug

This Day In Music, August 19th

On this day in 1983: The Police were enjoying their 6th consecutive week at #1 on the U.S. Singles Chart with ‘Every Breath You Take.’ Written by Sting, the single was the biggest U.S. and U.K. hit of 1983, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eight weeks (the band’s only #1 hit on that chart), and […]

10-Aug

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 […]

20-Jul

This Day In Music, July 20th

On this day in 1983: The Police were enjoying their second week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Every Breath You Take.” The song is from from their album Synchronicity (1983). Written by Sting, the single was the biggest U.S. and U.K. hit of 1983, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eight […]

09-Jul

This Day In Music, July 9th

On this day in 1983: The Police started an eight week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Every Breath You Take’ also #1 in the U.K. Taken from the bands album ‘Synchronicity’, Sting won Song of the Year and The Police won Best Pop Performance for the song at the 1984 Grammy […]

13-Jun

This Day In Music, June 13th

On this day in 1987:  Whitney Houston started a six-week run at #1 on the U.K. album chart with her second LP ‘Whitney.’ With this album, Houston set various records on the U.S. charts. Houston became the first female artist, to debut at #1 with an album and its first four singles, ‘I Wanna Dance […]

04-Jun

This Day In Music, June 4th

On this day in 1983: The Police started a four week run at #1 in the U.K. with ‘Every Breath You Take’ the group’s fifth and final #1 single. Taken from the bands album Synchronicity, Sting won Song of the Year and The Police won Best Pop Performance for the song at the 1984 Grammy […]

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