Tag: The Police

04-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 4th

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

28-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 28th

On this day in 1983: Irene Cara started a SIX week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Flashdance…What A Feeling.’ The song is from the 1983 film ‘Flashdance’ and was written by Giorgio Moroder (music), Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (lyrics), and performed by Cara. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May […]

02-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 2nd

On this day in 1983: Michael Jackson continued his run at #1 on the U.S. singles charts with Billie Jean. This would be the start of his fifth consecutive week in the top spot for Billie Jean and it would stay #1 for two more weeks, totaling seven weeks on top of the charts. It […]

26-Mar

This Day In Music, March 26th

On this day in 1980: The Police became the first Western pop group to play in Bombay, India in over ten years when they played a one off gig in the city. On this day in 1983: Duran Duran went to #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Is There Something I Should Know’. Their […]

24-Feb

This Day In Music, February 24th

On this day in 1982: The Police won best British group at the Brit Awards held in London. Adam And The Ants won best album for ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’, Cliff Richard won for Best British Male Solo Artist, Randy Crawford won for Best British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act went to The […]

17-Dec

This Day In Music, December 17th

On this day in 1983: Culture Club, Duran Duran, and The Police all appeared on the children’s U.K. TV show Saturday Superstore. On this day in 1988: Chicago was starting their second of two weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Look Away.” Written by Diane Warren, produced by Ron Nevison, with Bill Champlin on […]

28-Sep

This Day In Music, September 28th

On this day in 1980: The Police were at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’ the group’s third #1 in the U.K. The song is off their album ‘Zenyatta Mondatta’ and was the best selling single of 1980 in England. On this day in 1980 here in the […]

14-Sep

This Day In Music, September 14th

On this day in 1981: The Rolling Stones played a secret pre-tour warm-up show at the Sir Morgan’s Cove club in Worcester, Massachusetts. Billed as Little Boy Blue & The Cockroaches, a local radio station announced that the Stones were in town, resulting in the club being besieged by over 4,000 fans attempted to get […]

03-Sep

This Day In Music, September 3rd

On this day in 1982: The three day US Festival in San Bernardino, California took place featuring, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, The Police, The Cars, Talking Heads, The Kinks, The Ramones, The B52’s, The English Beat, Gang Of Four, The Grateful Dead, Pat Benatar, and Jackson Browne. Apple Computers founder Steven Wozniak bankrolled the festival. […]

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 […]

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