1976 – Bob Dylan releases his single “Rita May.” Sounds like a hit to us (see 1965, above).
1980 – Elvis Costello and Squeeze perform at a benefit in Wales for Johnny Owen. The Welsh boxer died from injuries sustained during a match.
1980 – Abba top the British singles chart with their song “Super Trouper.”
1980 – John and Yoko’s ‘Double Fantasy’ album was released. A No.1 in the US & the UK the set featured the No.1 single ‘Just Like Starting Over.’
1980 – Abba top the British albums chart with Super Trouper.
1980 – At London’s National Film Theater, the documentary Van Morrison in Ireland premieres.
1980 – Don Henley is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of marijuana, cocaine, and Quaaludes after paramedics treat a 16-year-old girl suffering from drug intoxication at his Los Angeles home.
1980 – John Lennon’s Grammy-winning “Double Fantasy” two-record set is released.
1980 – Guitarist Isaac Hanson of the popular teen trio is born.
1980 – English glam star Gary Glitter begins the first of many U.K. comeback tours, performing tonight at the Cromwell Club in Norwich, England.
1980 – Paul Simon, performs with the funk band Stuff tonight at London’s Hammersmith Odeon.