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Number of Records Matching Query: 81
 
LARRY WILLIAMS
EVENT
 
Event Date: Monday 7 January 1980
Description: Williams is best known for writing and recording some rock and roll classics from 1957 to 1959 for Specialty Records, including "Bony Moronie"
Summary: Williams was found dead from a gunshot wound to his head in his Los Angeles, California home. He was 44 years old. The death was deemed suicide, though there was much speculation otherwise. No suspects were ever arrested or charged.

AMOS MILBURN
EVENT
 
Event Date: Thursday 3 January 1980
Summary: AGED 52, DIES IN 1980 BLUES PIANIST / SINGER / SONG WRITER COMPOSER OF "ONE SCOTCH, ONE BOURBON ONE BEER"

PAUL MCCARTNEY
EVENT
 
Event Date: Wednesday 16 January 1980
Description: Paul McCartney was arrested and taken to a Tokyo prison while the Japanese government decided what to do.
Summary: As McCartney was going through customs, officials found 7.7 ounces (218.3 g) of cannabis. He was arrested and taken to a Tokyo prison while the Japanese government decided what to do. McCartney had been previously denied a visa to Japan in 1975.

FLESH AND BLOOD - 1 UK ALBUM 1980
EVENT
 
Event Date: Saturday 28 June 1980
Description: ROXY MUSIC
Summary: Flesh and Blood (Roxy Music album) Flesh + Blood is the seventh studio album by Roxy Music and was released in June 1980. The album reached #1 in the UK.

NUMBER 1 UK ALBUM 1980
EVENT
 
Event Date: Saturday 9 August 1980
Summary: AC/DC. "BLACK IN BLACK "

NUMBER 1 UK SINGLE 1980 "GENO" BY
EVENT
 
Event Date: Tuesday 29 April 1980
Summary: "DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS"

GEORGE BURNS
EVENT
 
Event Date: Friday 25 January 1980
Description: At age 84, comedian George Burns in top 40 of Billboard
Summary: At age 84, octogenerian comedian George Burns becomes by far the oldest performer (to that time) to have a single in the top 40 of Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart with "I Wish I Was 18 Again." The song peaks at No. 15 in March.

COAL MINERS DAUGHTER
EVENT
 
Event Date: Friday 7 March 1980
Description: Coal Miners daughter the biography of Loretta Lynn told in film
Summary: Coal Miner's Daughter, the biography of Loretta Lynn told in film, opens. Sissy Spacek wins that year's Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Lynn; Tommy Lee Jones and Beverly D'Angelo also play leading roles. The movie is a huge success with critics and at the box office, and briefly sparks Spacek's singing career.

JOHN LENNON ASSASINATED
EVENT
 
Event Date: Monday 8 December 1980
Description: JOHN LENNON
Summary: John Lennon was an English musician who gained worldwide fame as one of the founders of The Beatles, for his subsequent solo career, and for his political activism and pacifism. He was shot by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of the building where he lived, The Dakota, in New York City, on Monday, 8 December 1980; Lennon had just returned from Record Plant Studio with his wife, Yoko Ono.

POPULAR TV SHOWS 1979
EVENT
 
Event Date: Tuesday 1 January 1980
Description: TOP TV SHOWS OF 1979
Summary: 1979-80 1 60 Minutes CBS 2 Three's Company ABC 3 That's Incredible ABC 4 M*A*S*H CBS 5 Alice CBS 6 Dallas CBS 7 Flo CBS 8 The Jeffersons CBS 9 The Dukes of Hazzard CBS 10 One Day at a Time CBS 11 WKRP in Cincinnati CBS 12 Goodtime Girls ABC 13 Archie Bunker's Place CBS 14 Taxi ABC 15 Eight Is Enough ABC 16 Little House on the Prairie NBC 17 House Calls CBS 18 Real People NBC 19 CHiPs NBC 20 Happy Days ABC

POPULAR TV SHOWS 1980
EVENT
 
Event Date: Tuesday 1 January 1980
Description: TOP TV SHOWS OF 1980
Summary: Top Shows: 1980-1981 Dallas 60 Minutes The Dukes of Hazzard The Love Boat Private Benjamin M*A*S*H House Calls The Jeffersons (tie) The Two of Us (tie) Little House on the Prairie Alice Real People (tie) One Day at a Time (tie) The Greatest American Hero Three's Company Magnum, P.I. (tie) Too Close for Comfort (tie) ABC Sunday Movie Diff'rent Strokes Archie Bunker's Place

THE DEATH OF AZARIA CHAMBERLAIN
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 17 August 1980
Description: In 2012, 32 years after Azarias death
Summary: Death of Azaria Chamberlain. Born 11 June 1980 in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia. An Australian baby girl who was killed by a dingo on the night of 17 August 1980, on a family camping trip to Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) in the Northern Territory. Her body was never found. Lindy was tried for murder and spent more than three years in prison. She was released when a piece of Azaria's clothing was found in a dingo lair.

ZOOEY DESCHANEL
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 17 January 1980
Description: Actress, model, singer-songwriter, musician

VANESSA CARLTON
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 16 August 1980
Description: Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Producer, USA

ISAAC HANSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 17 November 1980
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist. USA

NADIA ALI
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 3 August 1980
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Libia

MICHAEL HASTINGS
BORN
 
Event Date: Monday 28 January 1980
Description: Contributing editor to "Rolling Stone" - Journalist

MACAULAY CULKIN
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 26 August 1980
Description: Actor, USA

DALLAS TAYLOR
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 17 May 1980
Description: Vocalist , USA

GOTYE
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 21 May 1980
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia

PAUL THOMAS
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 5 October 1980
Description: Bassist, USA

KATHERINE JENKINS
BORN
 
Event Date: Sunday 29 June 1980
Description: Vocalist, Welsh

JESSICA SIMPSON
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 10 July 1980
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actress, USA

JAY REATARD
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 1 May 1980
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

MIKEY WAY
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 10 September 1980
Description: Bassist, USA

CHRISTINA AGUILERA
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 18 December 1980
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

MONICA
BORN
 
Event Date: Friday 24 October 1980
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Songwriter, USA

RAI THISTLETHWAYTE
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 19 April 1980
Description: Piano, Guitar, Voice

AMERIE
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 12 January 1980
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Composer, Model, USA

CHARLI DELANEY
BORN
 
Event Date: Saturday 8 March 1980
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, Actor, Australian

KID SISTER
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 3 July 1980
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA

LUCY GORDON
BORN
 
Event Date: Thursday 22 May 1980
Description: Actress, Model, UK

MICHELLE WILLIAMS
BORN
 
Event Date: Tuesday 9 September 1980
Description: Actress, USA

MICHELLE WILLIAMS
BORN
 
Event Date: Wednesday 23 July 1980
Description: Singer, Actress, USA

JANET VOGEL
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 21 February 1980
Description: Vocalist, USA

ANDRE KOSTELANETZ
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 13 January 1980
Description: Conductor and arranger, USA

SONNY BURKE
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 31 December 1980
Description: Composer of songs, USA

KEITH CHRISTIE
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 16 December 1980
Description: Trombonist, UK

ALFRED HITCHCOCK
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 2 April 1980
Description: Director, Producer, UK

FRANK CORDELL
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 6 July 1980
Description: Composer, Arranger and Conductor

CARL WHITE
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 7 January 1980
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA

BERT KEYES
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 21 July 1980
Description: Composer, USA

WARREN SMITH
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 30 January 1980
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

MORRIS STOLOFF
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 16 April 1980
Description: Musical composer. USA

MANTOVANI
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 29 March 1980
Description: Conductor, Italy

BEN SELVIN
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 15 July 1980
Description: Bandleader, record producer

PAT HARE
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 26 October 1980
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA

JOHN LENNON
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 8 December 1980
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , Composer, UK

TIM HARDIN
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 29 December 1980
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA

STEVE MCQUEEN
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 7 November 1980
Description: Actor, USA

BOBBY LESTER
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 15 October 1980
Description: Vocalist, US

FRANK LUTHER
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 16 November 1980
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Pianist, USA

GEORGE SCOTT
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 5 August 1980
Description: Bassist

JIMMY DURANTE
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 29 January 1980
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Comedian, pianist, USA

GEORGEANNA TILLMAN
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 6 January 1980
Description: Vocalist, USA

EDWARD LEWIS
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 29 January 1980
Description: Record Director. UK

BON SCOTT
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 19 February 1980
Description: Vocalist, Australia.

MAE WEST
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 12 November 1980
Description: Actress, Comedian, Singer, USA

DICK STABLE
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 18 September 1980
Description: Saxophonist, USA

JON POULOS
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 26 March 1980
Description: Drummer, USA

BERT KAEMPFERT
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 21 June 1980
Description: Trumpeter, Band Leader, Composer, Germany

BILL EVANS
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 15 September 1980
Description: Pianist, USA

MALCOM OWEN
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 14 July 1980
Description: Vocalist

AMOS MILBURN
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 3 January 1980
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA

JACOB MILLER
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 23 March 1980
Description: Vocalist, Jamaican

LARRY WILLIAMS
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 2 January 1980
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, pianist., USA

CARL RADLE
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 30 May 1980
Description: Bassist, USA

JOHN BONHAM
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 25 September 1980
Description: Drummer, UK

CULLEY HOLT
DIED
 
Event Date: Saturday 28 June 1980
Description: Vocalist, USA

PETER SELLERS
DIED
 
Event Date: Thursday 24 July 1980
Description: Actor, Drummer, UK

STEVE PEREGRINE TOOK
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 27 October 1980
Description: Drummer, UK

DAVID JANSSEN
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 13 February 1980
Description: Actor, USA

KEITH GODCHAUX
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 23 July 1980
Description: Keyboardist, USA

OV WRIGHT
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 16 November 1980
Description: Vocalist, USA

BEN SELVIN
DIED
 
Event Date: Tuesday 15 July 1980
Description: Band leader, Record producer and innovator in recorded music.

BARNEY BIGARD
DIED
 
Event Date: Friday 27 June 1980
Description: Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Band Leader, Composer, Conductor

IAN CURTIS
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 18 May 1980
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Composer

PROFESSOR LONGHAIR
DIED
 
Event Date: Wednesday 30 January 1980
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA

BOB NOLAN
DIED
 
Event Date: Monday 16 June 1980
Description: Vacolist, Actor

HAROLD ADAMSON
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 17 August 1980
Description: Composer. USA

KATHRYN CRAWFORD
DIED
 
Event Date: Sunday 7 December 1980
Description: Actress, Singer, USA

 
 
 
 

 
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