June 1st

1983 – Police release Synchronicity

On this day in dinosaurs, “Mr. Brontosaurus” got a big name drop from Sting and the Police in the song “Walking in your Footsteps” on the Synchronicity album. The song explores the relationship between the dominion of the dinosaurs and their subsequent extinction with humanity’s flirtations with atomic destruction.

Brontosaurus at the Yale-Peabody Museum / Extinct Monsters

The song’s message is poignant several decades later, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out that 50 million years ago is not nearly an early enough time to spot a dinosaur. To really talk to Mr. Brontosaurus, Sting and Co. would need to travel back 150 million years.

Are you walking in dinosaur footsteps? Share your photos of dinosaur trackways, Brontosaurus, and, of course, your favorite memories of the dinosaur-inspired music with us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #TDIDinos.