1979 – The September release of In Through the Out Door, Led Zeppelin’s first new album in three years, buoys sales of their back catalog. Today, all nine of their albums are among Billboard‘s top 200 albums. Led Zeppelin IV occupies the No. 90 spot, with In Through at No. 1.
1979 – On Saturday Night Live tonight, Bob Dylan performs three songs from his religiously inclined Slow Train Coming album. Observers report he’s gone gospel.
1979 – Abba kick off a European tour in Gothenburg, Sweden.
1979 – Police arrest 15 youths at Earth, Wind & Fire’s concert at Madison Square Garden. The kids are charged with robbing fans on their way to the gig.
1979 – two album charts were published in the UK because of a change in chart collation, the two No.1’s were ‘Eat To The Beat’ by Blondie, and ‘Reggatta De Blanc’ by The Police.
1979 – Fleetwood Mac were awarded a star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame.
1979 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” Michael Jackson. On you tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_hz2am90Hk
1979 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono celebrate his and Sean’s birthdays with a party at New York’s Tavern on the Green. John and Sean were born on the same day… wow.
1979 – Wonder why Elton John was inducted into the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame? Maybe it’s because he can do things like play eight sold-out nights in a row there. He plays the first show of this impressive stand tonight.