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They really did try to turn on the red light on Roxanne!

It still turned out to be a huge hit

Published at 6:01am 7th April 2018. 1-minute read.

They really did try to turn on the red light on Roxanne!

They tried slapping the scuffs on this future hit.

It was on this day (7th April) in 1978 that The Police released 'Roxanne'.

But not everyone was a huge fan of the future classic.

BBC Radio 1 actually refused to play the hit, which actually tanked the song at first.

Things turned around when the band toured America and the track would become a fan favourite and their first hit.

For more of the best music from the decade - listen to Mix 70s

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