1982 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Abracadabra,” Steve Miller Band.
1982 – The greatest Australian band ever – Men at Work, of course – see their debut album, Business as Usual, enter the American albums chart.
1982 – Soul star Joe Tex (Joseph Arrington Jr.) dies of a heart attack at age 49. Three of his songs top Chart Toppers’s R&B/soul singles chart.
1982 – To Donna Summer, a daughter. Summer and husband Bruce Sudano are the proud parents of Amada Grace Sudano.
1982 – Appearing on Late Night With David Letterman are Frank Zappa and Moon Unit Zappa. The two quickly recite “Valley Girl.”
1982 – Mickey Thompson, singer with Starship, marries Sara Kendrick in San Francisco.
1982 – Sting sues Virgin Music Publishing. He alleges that he signed a deal with the company that gives it unfair control of his early material.
1982 – Schizophrenic novelty act Wild Man Fischer decides to rejoin the music business a day after announcing his retirement.