1980 – Born on this day, Benjamin Moody, guitar, Evanescence, (2003 UK No.1 & US No.5 single ‘Bring Me To Life’, 2003 UK No.1 & US No.3 album ‘Fallen’).
1980 – Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’, started a 15-week run at No.1 on the US album chart. The groups third US No.1, it went on to sell over 8 million copies. The Wall is a rock opera presented as a double album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released in late 1979. It […]
1980 – Capricorn Records, home of prominent Southern rock acts of the 1970s, files for bankruptcy.
1980 – Paul McCartney was jailed for nine days in Tokyo for marijuana possession after being found with 219g on his arrival at Narita Airport in Japan.
1980 – The Ramones appeared live on UK BBC TV music show The Old Grey Whistle Test.
1980 – appearing live at the Birmingham Odeon, England, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, tickets £2.
1980 – A benefit for the people of Kampuchea is held at the Oakland Coliseum in California. Headliners are the Grateful Dead, Beach Boys and Jefferson Starship.
1980 – ‘The Bee Gees Greatest Hits’ album was at No.1 on the US charts.
1980 – No. 1 Chart Topper ‘Video killed the radio star’ recorded by ‘Buggles’ is number 1 in Australia. Note: this is the year that MTV hit the scene and was literally true at this moment in history.
1980 – Hugh Cornwall of The Stranglers was found guilty of possession of heroin, cocaine and cannabis. He was fined £300 ($510) and sentenced to three months in Pentonville prison.