Playlist: Celebrate the Police's First-Ever US Show

On this day in 1978, the iconic British band played their first show. Celebrate the group's enduring legacy with this Spotify playlist
Gijsbert Hanekroot

On this day in 1978, reggae/pop/rock/punk/everything band the Police entered Boston's The Rat Club and began a four-night stint that would kickstart one of the most influential bands of the 1970s and 80s. This being 2012, naturally YouTube's got audio of the band playing a majestically rambling version of "Roxanne" from that run of shows. But to celebrate the occasion, listen to our Essential Police Playlist below, featuring classic tracks, live version and a few obscurities you may not know.


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