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The Police Announce Final Concert Details

June 6, 2008 3:08 PM ET

The Police's final show of their reunion tour will be a public television benefit at New York's Madison Square Garden on August 7th. The B-52's will open for Sting and company. The only way to get tickets is through a June 14th fundraiser on New York's two public television stations. The concert is expected to be the largest fundraising event in public television history.

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Song Stories

“Nightshift”

The Commodores | 1984

The year after soul legends Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson died, songwriter Dennis Lambert asked members of the Commodores to give him a tape of ideas. "And the one from Walter Orange has this wonderful bass line," said co-writer Franne Golde. "Plus the lyric, 'Marvin, he was a friend of mine' ... Within 10 minutes, we had decided it should be something like a modern R&B version of 'Rock 'n' Roll Heaven,' and I just said, 'Nightshift.'" This tribute to the recently deceased musicians was the band's only hit without Lionel Richie, who had left for a solo career.

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