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R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe


On this date in 1981, R.E.M. released their debut single, "Radio Free Europe". It was backed by "Sitting Still". Both songs appeared on their album debut, Murmur, in 1983, but "Radio Free Europe" was a re-recorded version. The single did not chart the first time around but reached the #78 spot in the U.S. when re-released in 1983. The Athens, Georgia power pop band became a huge mainstream rock act in the mid-80's. They are still active.

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