Tag: The Police

28-Sep

This Day In 80s 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. Also on this day in 1980: Here in […]

14-Sep

This Day In 80s 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 80s 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 80s 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 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. The success of […]

19-Aug

This Day In 80s 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 […]

18-Aug

This Day In 80s 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 […]

13-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 13th

On this day in 1980: Four masked robbers broke in to Todd Rundgren’s New York house and proceeded to steal Hi-Fi equipment and paintings after tying the musician up. It was reported that one of the intruders had been humming his hit ‘I Saw The Light’. On this day in 1983: KC and the Sunshine […]

23-Jul

This Day In 80s 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 US album chart with ‘Synchronicity’, which spent a total of seventeen weeks at #1. On this day in 1984: The Cars released ‘Drive’ […]

16-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 16th

On this day in 1981: U.S. singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, who had success in the 70s with ‘Taxi’, ‘W-O-L-D’ and the #1 hit ‘Cats In The Cradle’, was killed at age 38, suffering a cardiac arrest while driving on the Long Island Expressway in New York. His car was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer, causing […]

09-Jul

This Day In 80s 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’, it won Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance at the 1984 Grammy Awards. It would […]

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