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Song of the day for March 27, 2024

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Where The Streets Have No Name by U2 is today’s featured song.

On this day in 1987, Irish rockers U2 shot the video for their single “Where The Streets Have No Name” on a liquor store roof in downtown Los Angeles. Mirroring The Beatles’ rooftop concert nearly 20 years earlier, the event attracted thousands of spectators to the corner of Seventh and Main Street and brought traffic to a standstill. Despite police interference (as documented in the visual), the shoot was allowed to continue. The video eventually earned the group a Grammy Award.

This may have been the first time U2 shut down a city street. In 2009 while doing an interview and performance at the Edge Studios on Yonge Street in Toronto, the police had to shut down the street due to overcrowding.

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