Ed Sheeran broke U2’s tour record when his Divide tour became the biggest, most attended and highest-grossing tour of all time. By the time the tour ended he would have spent 893 days on the road, compared to the 760 days U2 toured. Sheeran also surpassed Bono and co’s tour attendance record of 7.3 million with a gig in France in May 2019.
Australian singer Rick Springfield started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Jessie’s Girl’, which later won the singer a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. The song was at No.1 when MTV launched on 1 August 1981. Rick had played Noah Drake in the TV show General Hospital.