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See also: This page indexes the individual year in music pages. ... The table of years in music is a tabular display of all years in music, to provide an overview and quick navigation to any year. ... // Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... // Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... // February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... // January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at The Dome, in Brighton, but due to technical difficulties, is halted during the song Money. ... // January 9 - Mick Jaggers request for a Japanese visa is rejected on account of a 1969 drug bust, putting an abrupt end to The Rolling Stones plans to tour Asia. ... // January - The Ramones form. ... // January 2 - New York City U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen rules that former Beatle John Lennon and his lawyers can have access to Department of Immigration files pertaining to his deportation case. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1980 Record labels established in 1980 list of years in music // January 1 - The year starts off with a strong disco backlash, which causes the majority of musicians to abandon the use of real instruments in an attempt to distant themselves from anything associated... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 list of years in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14 - Billy Idol leaves the band Generation... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... See also: // January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40. ... See also: other events of 1985 Musical groups established in 1985 Record labels established in 1985 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1987 Record labels established in 1987 // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Снова в СССР exclusively in Russia. ... This page indexes the individual years pages. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... This page indexes the individual years pages. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... the first thing that was invented was the automatic DILDO. Education grew explosively because of a very strong demand for high school and college education. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... 20XX redirects here. ... These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... See also: 1978 in art, other events of 1979, 1980 in art, List of years in art Events Works Births Deaths January 11 - Henry Kahnweiler, art dealer February 3 - Aaron Douglas, painter November 8 - Edward Ardizzone, cartoonist date unknown - Brockbank, cartoonist Awards Categories: 1979 | Years in art ... 1979 in archaeology // Explorations Excavations Hengistbury Head by Barry Cunliffe (continues to 1984) Finds Publications Births Deaths 25 August: Alberto Ruz Lhuillier, discoverer of the tomb of Pacal the Great at Palenque See also List of years in archaeology 1978 in archaeology 1980 in archaeology Categories: 1979 | Years in archaeology... See also: 1978 in architecture, other events of 1979, 1980 in architecture and the architecture timeline. ... See also: 1978 in literature, other events of 1979, 1980 in literature, list of years in literature. ... See also: Other events of 1979 List of years in science . ...

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Contents

This is a summary of 1979 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year. ...

Events

  • Disco reigned supreme in 1979, with several #1 hits from The Bee Gees and Donna Summer that year. Several artists who were not regarded as dance/disco acts, scored major successes by releasing disco singles, including New Wave band Blondie with their first US number one single "Heart of Glass", Rod Stewart with "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" and rock band Electric Light Orchestra went disco this year with their UK #1 LP Discovery.
  • The backlash against disco among rock loyalists was also peaking. An anti-disco event in Chicago, Illinois ultimately forced the cancellation of a major league baseball game. When The Knack's song "My Sharona" hit Billboard's #1 for six weeks, many rock critics gushed that the band was "the next Beatles" and celebrated the beginning of the end for disco music. While 1979 may have marked the climax of disco, it was also the only popular year for The Knack, who quickly faded into obscurity.
  • One event of 1979 which would have later significance was the success of the single "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang, which marked the commercial emergence of hip hop music.

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Timeline

is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bill Graham (January 8, 1931–October 25, 1991) was a very well-known American rock concert promoter, who was prominent from the 1960s until his death. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Winterland Ballroom, often simply referred to as Winterland, was an old ice skating rink and 5,400 seat music venue in San Francisco, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the band. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Star-Club was a music club in Hamburg, Germany that opened April 13, 1962 and was initially operated by Manfred Weissleder und Horst Fascher. ... This article is about the city in Germany. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Donny Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American soul musician. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ... ABC Records started in 1955 as ABC-Paramount Records, the recording arm of American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan Berry (April 3, 1941, Los Angeles -- March 26, 2004) and Dean Torrence (born March 10, 1940, Los Angeles) were a rock and roll duo briefly popular in the early 1960s as part of the surf music craze inspired by The Beach Boys. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... Bo Diddleys emphasis on rhythm largely influenced popular music, especially that of rock and roll in the 1960s. ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll, or as just simply The King, was an American singer who had an immeasurable effect on world culture. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ... Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a Brooklyn discotheque. ... is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Friedrich Cerha (born 17 February 1926 in Vienna) is a Austrian composer and conductor. ... Bust of Alban Berg at Schiefling, Carinthia, Austria Alban Maria Johannes Berg (February 9, 1885 – December 24, 1935) was an Austrian composer. ... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... Lulu is an opera by the composer Alban Berg. ... The Palais Garnier, Paris The Palais Garnier, also known as the Opéra de Paris as well as the Opéra Garnier, is a 2,200 seat opera house in Paris, France. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pretenders are an Anglo-American rock band. ... Sire Records Company is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros. ... This article is about the day. ... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ... ABC Records started in 1955 as ABC-Paramount Records, the recording arm of American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... James Brown, known variously as: Soul Brother Number One, the Godfather of Soul, Mr. ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... George and Pattie in A Hard Days Night Patricia Anne Pattie Boyd (born 17 March 1944 in Taunton, Somerset, England), fashion model and photographer, is best known as the wife of two famous rock musicians and the inspiration for several memorable rock love songs. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Eurovision redirects here. ... For other uses, see Jerusalem (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Avigail Gali Atari (born December 29, 1953 in Rehovot, Israel) is an Israeli actress and singer, who won the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Halleluya. ... Milk And Honey is a posthumous album by John Lennon first released in 1984. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Theodore Ted Nugent (born December 13, 1948) (a. ... This article is about the band Van Halen. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mickey Thomas (born December 3, 1949) in Cairo, Georgia, is an American musician. ... Marty Balin (born Martyn Jerel Buchwald, January 30, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American musician. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the band Van Halen. ... Nickname: Location of Spokane in Spokane County and Washington Coordinates: , Country United States State Washington County Spokane Government  - Mayor Dennis P. Hession Area  - City  58. ... David Lee Roth (sometimes referred to as Diamond Dave) (born 10 October 1954, Bloomington, Indiana) is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality, best known for his work with the band Van Halen. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... Keith John Moon (August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. ... Kenneth Thomas Kenny (or Kenney) Jones (born September 16, 1948 in Stepney, London, UK) is a veteran British rock drummer best known for his work in the Small Faces, the Faces, and the Who. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Peaches & Herb are a musical group most popular during the 1970s. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alternative Tentacles is an independent record label based in San Francisco, California and was established in 1979. ... The Dead Kennedys (often known by their initials DK, as in decay) are a punk band from San Francisco, California. ... Eric Reed Boucher (born June 17, 1958) is more widely known by the stage name Jello Biafra. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bill Haley, with his band, the Comets, was one of the first rock and roll acts to tour the United Kingdom. ... Muscle Shoals is a city located in Colbert County, Alabama, USA. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 11,924. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Minnie Julia Riperton (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) was an American soul singer and songwriter, most noted for her abilities in the whistle register and her 1975 hit single Lovin You. Possessing a rare five-octave vocal range, she displayed the ability to imitate instrumentation and even birds. ... Disco Demolition Night was a promotional event that took place on July 12, 1979, at Comiskey Park in Chicago. ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines, on December 31, 1948) is a legendary American singer, songwriter, and artist, best known for a string of dance hits in the 1970s that earned her the title Queen of Disco and as one of the few disco-based artists to have longevity on... is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the bands 1969 self-titled debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... This article details all the concerts held to date in the grounds of Knebworth House in the village of Knebworth. ... For the similarly named county in the West Midlands region, see Herefordshire. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Original UK 45 rpm single picture cover The Knack - My Sharona The Knack are a Los Angeles-based rock band that rose to fame with their first single, My Sharona, an international hit in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Anthony Joseph Joe Perry (Born September 10, 1950 in Lawrence, Massachusetts), is the lead guitarist and a contributing songwriter for the rock band Aerosmith. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The Royal Variety Performance is a gala evening held in the United Kingdom once each year, usually in a theatre in Londons West End. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... Rock Around the Clock is a rock n roll song from 1952, written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers (the latter under the pseudonym Jimmy De Knight). Although first recorded by Sonny Dae & the Knights, the more famous version by Bill Haley & His Comets is not, strictly speaking... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... The Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru or Wales Millenium Centre, a new performing arts centre which opended in 2004, is the home of the Welsh National Opera (WNO), a touring operatic company founded in Cardiff in 1943. ... Diamond Head Diamond Head are a British heavy metal band formed in 1976 in Stourbridge, England. ... INXS (pronounced In Excess) are an Australian rock group. ... Michael Schenker (born January 10, 1955) is a German hard rock and heavy metal guitarist and former member of UFO and a founding member of Scorpions and the Michael Schenker Group (M.S.G). ... For other bands named The Scorpions or other meanings of scorpion, see scorpion. ... Matthias Jabs (born October 25, 1955) is a German guitarist and songwriter. ... The Feelies were an alternative rock band from Haledon, New Jersey. ... Marianne Faithfull (born 29 December 1946) is an English singer and actress whose career spans over four decades. ... Solid Gold was an American syndicated television series which ran from 1980 to 1988. ... Bad Brains are an American punk rock band, originally formed in Washington, D.C. in 1979 . ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Was (Not Was). ... Severed Heads is an Australian electronic music group based and founded in Sydney in 1979 (see 1979 in music) as Mr. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... A photo of The Severed Heads from the back of the album Since The Accident. ... This article is about the 1970s band. ... For the album, see Return to Forever (album). ... Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) is a Canadian rock group from Winnipeg, Manitoba that enjoyed a string of hit albums and singles in the 1970s. ...

Albums released

... Hot Chocolate was a British band of the 1960s and 1970s formed by Errol Brown (a Briton born in Jamaica). ... 154 was the third album from the band Wire, completing their transition fom the boisterous punk of Pink Flag, via the more accomplished and melodic Chairs Missing into the seminal Art-Punk genre that has led to their lasting influence. ... Wire are an English rock band formed in 1976 (and intermittently active to the present) by Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar), Colin Newman (vocals, guitar) and Robert Gotobed (né Grey) (drums). ... The Three Degrees For the Microsoft product, see threedegrees. ... A Curious Feeling is the debut solo album from Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks. ... (L–R) Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Tony Banks in November 2006, promoting the upcoming Turn It On Again tour Anthony George Tony Banks (born March 27, 1950) is an English songwriter, pianist/keyboard player, and guitarist. ... For the panel game, see Never Mind the Buzzcocks. ... Sham 69 are an English punk rock band from Hersham, Surrey. ... Angel Station is an album released in 1979 by Manfred Manns Earth Band. ... Manfred Manns Earth Band are a rock group formed by Manfred Mann, in 1971, following the demise of Manns former group Manfred Mann. ... The UK Subs are an English punk band, the mainstay of which is vocalist Charlie Harper (born David Charles Perez, 25 April 1944), originally a singer in Britains R & B scene. ... For the military meaning, see Armed force. ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... Declan Patrick Aloysius McManus (born August 25, 1954), better known by his stage name, Elvis Costello, is a popular British musician, singer, and songwriter of Irish descent. ... Atlanta Rhythm Section, sometimes abbreviated ARS, is an American southern rock band. ... Peter Skellern (born on 14 March 1947 in Bury, Lancashire), where he attended the Derby Grammar School (now the Derby High School), is an English singer/songwriter and pianist. ... At Budokan is a live album recorded by Cheap Trick in 1978. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The B-52s is an eponymous New Wave album by Athens, Georgia-based rock band The B-52s, released in July 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... The B-52s are a rock band from Athens, Georgia, the first of many from the college town that has become one of the most important centers in alternative rock. ... Back To The Egg was the final album to feature Paul McCartney and his group Wings. ... Wings was a rock music supergroup formed in August 1971, after the breakup of The Beatles, by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney. ... Bad Girls (1979, see 1979 in music) was a hit album and song by Donna Summer. ... Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines, on December 31, 1948) is a legendary American singer, songwriter, and artist, best known for a string of dance hits in the 1970s that earned her the title Queen of Disco and as one of the few disco-based artists to have longevity on... Barbra Joan Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, liberal political activist, film producer and director. ... Bee Gees Greatest is a compilation album released in 1979 by RSO Records. ... The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ... John Royce Mathis (b. ... For other uses, see Chic. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Billie Jo Spears (born Billie Jean Spears January 14, 1937, in Beaumont, Texas) is an American Country Music Singer. ... Black Rose: A Rock Legend is the ninth studio album by Irish band Thin Lizzy, released in 1979. ... Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. ... Bob Dylan At Budokan is an audio recording taken from two different shows on February 28 and March 1, 1978. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Bomber is Motörheads third released (fourth recorded) album. ... This article is about the band. ... Ryland Ry Peter Cooder (born 15 March 1947, in Los Angeles, California) is an American guitarist, singer and composer, known for his slide guitar work, his interest in the American roots music and, more recently, for his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries. ... Breakfast in America is the sixth album by the band Supertramp, released in 1979. ... This article is about the band. ... John Christopher Williams (born 24 April 1941) is one of the worlds best-known classical guitarists. ... Bursting Out (1978) is Jethro Tulls first exclusively live album. ... For the 18th-century agriculturist after whom the band was named, see Jethro Tull (agriculturist). ... Can, also known as Inner Space, is a Can album released in 1979. ... Can was a musical group formed in West Germany in 1968. ... Candy-O is the second studio album by American new wave band The Cars, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... The Cars were an American New Wave band, one of the most popular to emerge out of the early punk scene in the late 1970s. ... Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella was the debut album by Nurse With Wound, released on their own United Dairies label in 1979. ... Nurse With Wound or NWW is the main recording vehicle of British musician Steven Stapleton. ... The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ... Penetration were a punk rock band originally formed in 1976. ... Communiqué is the second album by British rock band Dire Straits. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cornerstone is the ninth album by Styx, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... Styx (pronounced sticks) is an American rock band that was popular in the 1970s and 1980s, with such hits as Come Sail Away, Babe, Lady, Suite Madame Blue, Mr. ... The Crack was The Ruts first album, released in 1979 and containing the UK hit singles: Babylons Burning (No. ... The Ruts The Ruts were a reggae-influenced British punk band notable for the 1979 top 10 hit Babylons Burning (right). ... Showaddywaddy were a popular 1970s pop group from Leicester, UK. They specialised in revivals of hit songs from the 1950s, and dressed as Teddy Boys. ... Cut is the debut album by The Slits. ... The Slits are an all female punk rock band. ... Darts were a successful nine-piece British doo-wop revival band at the end of the 1970s and early 1980s. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Days in Europa was The Skidss controversial 1979 second album. ... The Skids The Skids were an art-punk/punk rock and new wave band from Dunfermline, Scotland, founded in 1977 by Stuart Adamson (1958 - 2001, guitars / vocals / keyboards), Richard Jobson (vocals / guitar), Thomas Kellichan (drums) and William Simpson (bass guitar / vocals). ... Desolation Angels is a 1979 album by the rock band Bad Company. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Discovery is a 1979 album by Electric Light Orchestra. ... “ELO” redirects here. ... Ian Dury, in a look combining Gene Vincent with a Cockney pearly king. ... Down To Earth is the fourth LP released by Rainbow, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... This article is about Ritchie Blackmores band. ... Dragnet is the second album by The Fall, released October 26, 1979. ... This article is about the band. ... Drums and Wires is an XTC album released in 1979. ... XTC are an influential new wave band from Swindon, England. ... Singles from Dynasty Released: May 1979 Released: 1979 Released: 1979 Dynasty is a studio album by the American hard rock band Kiss. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in 1972 (see 1972 in music). ... Eat to the Beat was Blondies fourth studio album. ... Blondie is the name of an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Ray Edward Eddie Cochran (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was an American Rock and Roll musician and an important influence on popular music during the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... ELOs Greatest Hits is a compilation by the Electric Light Orchestra. ... “ELO” redirects here. ... End of the Century is the fifth album by the Ramones. ... The Ramones (L-R, Johnny, Tommy, Joey, Dee Dee) on the cover of their debut self-titled album (1976), cementing their place at the dawn of the punk movement. ... Alternate cover 1995 reissue cover: Infinite Zero Entertainment! is the 1979 debut album by English post-punk band Gang of Four. ... Gang of Four is an English post-punk group from Leeds. ... The album, Euroman Cometh by JJ Burnell, is a must listen to album for any Stranglers fan. ... Jean-Jacques Burnel, also known as J J Burnel, is an Anglo-French musician and songwriter, best known as the bass guitarist with the British rock band, The Stranglers. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Exposure can be: A condition of poor health or death resulting from prolonged exposure to weather radiation poisoning Exposure of the skin to sunshine, etc. ... Michael Gordon Oldfield (born May 15, 1953 in Reading, England) is a multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, working a style that blends progressive rock, folk, ethnic or world music, classical music, electronic music and more recently dance. ... Sad Café are a British rock band who started in the late 1970s. ... Art Garfunkel in Bad Timing (1980) Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American white gollywog and actor, best known as half of the folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. ... Fear of Music was the third album by Talking Heads, released in 1979. ... Talking Heads were an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. ... Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an Academy Award and multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer from Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Hancock is one of jazz musics most important and influential pianists and composers. ... The Average White Band (also AWB) is a Scottish funk and R&B band who had a series of soul and disco hits between 1974 and 1980, and continue to perform as of 2006. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Flex was Lene Lovichs 1979 second album containing the UK single-hits: Bird Song, which reached No. ... CD reissue of Lene Lovichs first album, Stateless. ... Force Majeure is a 1979 electronic music album released by the German group Tangerine Dream. ... Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music group founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. ... French Skyline is the second full-length album by the American electronic band Earthstar. ... Earthstar was an electronic music group originally from Utica, New York, in the United States. ... Frenzy is a 1979 album by New Zealand New Wave band Split Enz. ... Split Enz was a successful New Zealand band during the late 1970s and the early 1980s featuring brothers Tim Finn and Neil Finn. ... George Harrison is the eponymous album release by George Harrison in 1979. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Slim Whitman (born January 20, 1924 in Tampa, Florida) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Gloryhallastoopid is an album by the funk ensemble Parliament_(band). ... A parliament is a legislature, especially in those countries whose system of government is based on the Westminster system modelled after that of the United Kingdom. ... Village People is a concept disco group formed in the late 1970s. ... The Great Rock n Roll Swindle (1980) is a fictional documentary (a mockumentary) film directed by Julien Temple about the seminal British punk rock band Sex Pistols. ... The Sex Pistols were an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ... Creedence Clearwater Revival (commonly referred to by its initials CCR or simply as Creedence) was an American rock band, which consisted of John Fogerty (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano), Tom Fogerty (guitar, vocals, piano), Stu Cook (bass guitar, vocals), and Doug Clifford (drums, percussion, vocals). ... 10cc was a British pop band which achieved its greatest commercial success during the 1970s. ... Rod Stewarts 1979 best-of compilation. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England. ... Greatest Hits Vol. ... Abba redirects here. ... Grosses Wasser is a 1979 album by Cluster. ... Cluster is a German krautrock musical group who influenced the development of new age music and ambient music. ... Heimweh nach Tahiti (Homesick for Tahiti) is the ninth studio album released by German Schlager group Die Flippers. ... Die Flippers (The Flippers) are a German Schlager group formed in 1964. ... Honest Lullaby was a 1979 album by Joan Baez. ... Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American folk singer and songwriter known for her highly individual vocal style. ... Hydra is the second full-length album released in 1979 by American rock band Toto. ... Toto (IPA pronunciation: ) is a Grammy Award winning American rock band founded in 1976[1] by some of the most popular and experienced session musicians of the era. ... Im the Man is Joe Jacksons second album, released in October 1979. ... Joe Jackson (born David Ian Jackson, 11 August 1954, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire) is an English musician and singer-songwriter probably best-known for the 1979 hit song Is She Really Going Out With Him?, which still gets extensive FM radio airplay; for his 1982 hit, Steppin Out; and for... Earth, Wind & Fire was a legendary American funk band, formed in Chicago in 1969. ... If You Want Blood Youve Got It is an album released by AC/DC in 1978, recorded live at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland on April 30, 1978. ... This article is about the band. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In The Skies is an album by British blues rock musician Peter Green, who was the founder of Fleetwood Mac and a member from 1967-70. ... Peter Green (born Peter Allen Greenbaum, October 29, 1946, in Bethnal Green, London) is a British blues-rock guitarist and founding member of the band Fleetwood Mac. ... In Through the Out Door is the final studio album by English rock band Led Zeppelin, recorded in November and December of 1978 at Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, and released by Swan Song Records on 15 August, 1979. ... For the bands 1969 self-titled debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... The Incredible Shrinking Dickies was the 1979 first album by The Dickies and included their notable, 2-minute-four-seconds, cover of Black Sabbaths Paranoid, which reached No. ... The Dickies are a punk rock group formed in Los Angeles, California in 1977. ... Inflammable Material is a punk album by the band Stiff Little Fingers, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... Stiff Little Fingers are a punk band from Belfast, Northern Ireland, formed in 1977. ... Into the Music is a 1990 album by Van Morrison. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... Its Alive is a live album by the Ramones. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Jardin Au Fou is the second solo album by German keyboardist Hans-Joachim Roedelius, best known for his work with Cluster, Harmonia, and Aquarello. ... // Co-founded music commune known as Human Being * 1968: Co-formed Berlin Centre for Underground Culture or Zodiak Free Arts Lab in Berlin. ... Join Hands is the second album released by Siouxsie & the Banshees. ... Siouxsie and the Banshees were a British rock band that formed in 1976. ... Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants was Stevie Wonders most confusing, under-rated and under-appreciated work, out of a nearly 20 year career up to that point. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. ... The Kenny Rogers Singles Album is a greatest hits compilation album by Kenny Rogers. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... The Kids Are Alright (soundtrack) is an album by British rock band The Who. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... L.A. (Light Album) is the last album by The Beach Boys in the 1970s, and their first as part of their contract with CBS Records (now Sony Music). ... The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band. ... James Last 2006 James Last together with fan Guenter Krueger from Berlin James Last (born Hans Last on April 17, 1929 in Bremen) is a German composer and big band leader with a large fan base in Europe and world-wide. ... Lena Martell (born Helen Thomson, 15 May 1940, Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish singer, who had a number one UK single, with One Day At A Time on 27th October 1979, staying there for 3 weeks. ... Life in a Day is the first album by Simple Minds, released in 1979. ... Simple Minds is a rock band from Scotland, which had its greatest worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early-1990s. ... Elkie Brooks (born Elaine Bookbinder, 25 February 1945, in Salford) is a British singer, formerly a vocalist with Vinegar Joe, and later a solo artist. ... Live at the Witch Trials is the debut album by The Fall, first released 16th March 1979. ... This article is about the band. ... Live Killers is a double vinyl and compact disc live album by English rock band Queen released on June 26, 1979. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Live (X Cert) was a live album released by the Stranglers in 1979, recorded in 1977–78 at: The Roundhouse, The Nashville, The Hope and Anchor, and also at Battersea Park . ... The Stranglers are an English rock music group, formed on September 11, 1974 in Guildford, Surrey. ... Lodger is a 1979 album by David Bowie. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 1947 January 8) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... London Calling is a double album released by The Clash in December 1979, in the UK and the first week of January 1980 in the U.S. The album marked the bands critical and commercial breakthrough. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look Sharp! is Joe Jacksons first album, released in April 1979. ... Joe Jackson (born David Ian Jackson, 11 August 1954, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire) is an English musician and singer-songwriter probably best-known for the 1979 hit song Is She Really Going Out With Him?, which still gets extensive FM radio airplay; for his 1982 hit, Steppin Out; and for... The Long Run is the sixth studio album by Eagles, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... Gloria Gaynor (born Gloria Fowles September 7, 1949) is an American singer, best-known for the disco era hits I Will Survive (Hot 100 #1, 1979), Never Can Say Goodbye (Hot 100 #9, 1974), and I Am What I Am (Hot 100 #82, 1983). ... Lovedrive is an album by the German rock band The Scorpions, released in 1979. ... For other bands named The Scorpions or other meanings of scorpion, see scorpion. ... Lovehunter is the third album by the British band Whitesnake, released in 1979. ... Whitesnake is an English hard rock band, founded in 1977 by David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple). ... Machine Gun Etiquette is the third album by the British punk band the Damned. ... The Damned are a rock band from the suburbs of London, England, formed in 1976. ... Gerard W. Kenny (Born in New York City, July 8th 1947) is a veteran popular music singer/songwriter perhaps best know for I Made It Through The Rain, a song that reached #1 for Barry Manilow and his own singles New York, New York and Fantasy. Kenny formed his first... Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE (born January 8, 1937 in Cardiff, Wales), is a Welsh singer, perhaps best-known for performing the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979). ... Manifesto is the sixth studio album by Roxy Music and was released in 1979. ... Roxy Music are an English art rock group founded in the early 1970s by art school graduate Bryan Ferry (vocals and keyboards). ... Marathon is a 1979 album from Santana. ... Santana (originally the Santana Blues Band) is a flexible number of musicians accompanying Carlos Santana since the late 1960s. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Marty Robbins (September 26, 1925 – December 8, 1982) was one of the most popular and successful American country and western singers of his era. ... Metal Box also refers to a green cube in the Super Mario Bros. ... Public Image Ltd. ... Mick Taylor is the debut album by former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor. ... Michael Mick Kevin Taylor (born 17 January 1949 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire) is an English musician best known as the former guitarist for The Rolling Stones. ... The Commodores were a highly successful funk/soul band of the 1970s and 1980s. ... Mingus is the 1979 album by Joni Mitchell, a collaboration with jazz musician Charles Mingus recorded in the months before his passing. ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ... The Rezillos were a Scottish Punk/New Wave band, who formed in Edinburgh in 1976. ... Spyro Gyra is an American jazz fusion band that was originally formed in the early 1970s. ... Mr. ... The Ian Gillan Band is a side project band of former Deep Purple member Ian Gillan. ... The Three Degrees For the Microsoft product, see threedegrees. ... Don Williams (born May 27, 1939 in Floydada, Texas), is a country singer and songwriter. ... Night in the Ruts is the sixth studio album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... A portrait of Gerry Rafferty by John Patrick Byrne on the cover of the album City to City. ... External links Lyrics to songs from No Mean City Categories: | ... For other uses, see Nazareth (disambiguation). ... Max Boyce, MBE (born 7 September 1945) is a Welsh comedian and singer, who came to national fame during the mid-1970s as a result of the phenomenal success of the Welsh rugby team of that period. ... Boney M was a Eurodance, pop, and disco group, comprising four West Indian singers and dancers and masterminded by West German record producer Frank Farian, and who were successful during the 1970s. ... For other uses, see Off the Wall (disambiguation). ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines, on December 31, 1948) is a legendary American singer, songwriter, and artist, best known for a string of dance hits in the 1970s that earned her the title Queen of Disco and as one of the few disco-based artists to have longevity on... One Step Beyond. ... Madness are an English pop/ska band from Camden Town, London that formed in 1976. ... One Voice was the eighth studio album by singer and songwriter Barry Manilow. ... Barry Manilow is an American singer and songwriter best known for his recordings I Write the Songs, Mandy, Weekend in New England, and Copacabana. His career achievements include selling more than 75 million records worldwide. ... Out Of A Dream is a 1997 (see 1997 in music) album featuring the Dutch jazz vocalist Ilse Huizinga. ... Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955) is a Grammy award winning American singer and country music performer, and actress. ... The Moody Blues are a British rock band originally from Birmingham, England. ... Overkill is the second album released by Motörhead, in 1979, and their first for Bronze Records. ... This article is about the band. ... Platinum is a record album written and mostly performed by Mike Oldfield. ... Michael Gordon Oldfield (born May 15, 1953 in Reading, England) is a multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, working a style that blends progressive rock, folk, ethnic or world music, classical music, electronic music and more recently dance. ... The Pleasure Principle is a 1979 New Wave / electronic album by Gary Numan. ... For the video game programmer Garry Newman, see Garrys Mod. ... Alternate cover Original soundtrack version Quadrophenia is a double album released by The Who on October 19, 1973, one of the groups two full-scale rock operas. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... The Raincoats, released in 1979, was the debut album of the The Raincoats. ... The Raincoats were formed in 1977 by Ana da Silva (vocals, guitar) and Gina Birch (vocals, bass) while they were students at Hornsey College of Art, London, England. ... The Raven is an album by The Stranglers, released in 1979. ... The Stranglers are an English rock music group, formed on September 11, 1974 in Guildford, Surrey. ... For other persons named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... The Tourists (1977 - 1980) were a moderately successful British pop band, but are better known for two of their members (Annie Lennox & David A. Stewart) who went on to achieve superstardom as Eurythmics. ... George Hamilton IV (born July 19, 1937 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is an American country musician, known across the world for singles like Before This Day Ends and Abilene. He began performing in the late 1950s as a teen idol, only later switching to pop-country, then folk music. ... Reggatta de Blanc is the second album by The Police, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... The Police was a three-piece British pop band which was strongly influenced by reggae, and came to prominence in the wake of the punk rock phenomenon and rose to become one of the most popular groups in the world from the late 1970s to the mid- 1980s. ... Remote Control is the fifth album released by The Tubes. ... The Tubes are a San Francisco-based theatre rock band, popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s, known for their live performances that combined lewd quasi-pornography with wild satires of media, consumerism and politics. ... Repeat When Necessary is an album by Welsh rock musician Dave Edmunds. ... Dave Edmunds (born April 15, 1944) is a singer, guitarist and producer from Cardiff, Wales. ... Replicas is an LP by Gary Numan and the Tubeway Army, released in 1979. ... Tubeway Army (1977–1979) were a London-based punk and New Wave band led by Gary Webb. ... Rhapsodies is a double LP by keyboardist Rick Wakeman, which was released in 1979. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rickie Lee Jones is the eponymously titled debut album of musician Rickie Lee Jones, released in 1979. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Herbert Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass or as Herb Alperts Tijuana Brass or just TJB for short - a now-defunct brass band of which he was the... Risqué is a 1979 album by Chic. ... For other uses, see Chic. ... Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Roger Webb on 14 October 1940) is an English singer, actor and businessman. ... For the episode of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, see Rust Never Sleeps (TMNT 1987 episode). ... This article is about the musician. ... For other uses, see Crazy Horse (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Sabotage (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with J.J. Cale. ... Scared to Dance was the Skidss debut album and reached number 19 in the UK album chart in March 1979. ... The Skids The Skids were an art-punk/punk rock and new wave band from Dunfermline, Scotland, founded in 1977 by Stuart Adamson (1958 - 2001, guitars / vocals / keyboards), Richard Jobson (vocals / guitar), Thomas Kellichan (drums) and William Simpson (bass guitar / vocals). ... Secondhand Daylight is the second album from UK-based post-punk band Magazine, released by Virgin Records on January 1, 1979. ... Magazine were an English rock group active from 1977 to 1981. ... Selbstportrait is the third solo album by German keyboardist Hans-Joachim Roedelius, best known for his work with Cluster, Harmonia, and Aquarello. ... // Co-founded music commune known as Human Being * 1968: Co-formed Berlin Centre for Underground Culture or Zodiak Free Arts Lab in Berlin. ... Cock-A-Hoop Manfred Mann was a British R&B and pop band of the 1960s, named after its keyboard player, who later led the successful 1970s follow-on group Manfred Manns Earth Band. ... Setting Sons is the fourth album by British punk band The Jam. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Sheik Yerbouti (Shake Your Booty) is a double vinyl album by Frank Zappa featuring material recorded in 1977 and 1978. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sid Sings is the title of the lone solo album of punk rocker Sid Vicious. ... For the professional wrestler, see Sid Eudy. ... Singles Going Steady was the Buzzcocks 1979 compilation album featuring their UK single releases to date along with the corresponding B-sides. ... For the panel game, see Never Mind the Buzzcocks. ... Sky was an English based progressive rock band, formed in 1978 when classical guitarist John Williams decided to team up with Herbie Flowers, Francis Monkman, Tristan Fry and Kevin Peek. ... Slim Whitman (born January 20, 1924 in Tampa, Florida) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Slow Train Coming is singer-songwriter Bob Dylans 19th studio album, released in 1979 by Columbia Records. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... The Sex Pistols were an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ... Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show is a pop-country rock band formed in Union City, New Jersey in 1968. ... James Galway and his golden flute Sir James Galway (born December 8, 1939) is a Northern Ireland-born virtuoso flutist from Belfast, often called The Man With the Golden Flute. ... Bill Nelson (born William Nelson on 18 December 1948) is a prolific guitarist, songwriter, painter and experimental musician from Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, UK. He currently lives in Selby, Yorkshire, England, UK. // Nelson was educated at the Wakefield College of Art, where he developed an interest in the work of poet... Specials is the debut album by the UK Ska band, The Specials. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Spectral Mornings is the third release and the second post-Genesis by guitarist Steve Hackett. ... Steve Hackett (born Stephen Richard Hackett on February 12, 1950, in Pimlico, England) is a writer and guitarist. ... Spirits Having Flown is a Bee Gees album released in 1979. ... The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ... Stations of the Crass is the second album by Crass, released in 1979. ... For information about the anarchist writer, see Chris Crass Crass was an English anarchist punk rock band, formed in 1977[1][2] and based around Dial House, an open house community near Epping, Essex. ... Samuel Roy Hagar (born October 13, 1947 in Monterey, California, USA), better known as Sammy Hagar (aka The Red Rocker), is an American rock guitarist, singer, and composer. ... Strangers In The Night is a live album by the British rock band UFO, first released in 1979 (see 1979 in music) on the Chrysalis label. ... UFO are an English rock band formed in 1969. ... Squeezing Out Sparks is a 1979 album by Graham Parker. ... Graham Parker playing at Brits Pub in Minneapolis, Minnesota . ... Street Life is a studio album by the American jazz band The Crusaders. ... The Crusaders are also an Amiga demo scene music group. ... The Shadows were an English instrumental rock n roll group active from the 1950s to the 2000s. ... Survival is a roots reggae album by Bob Marley & The Wailers released in 1979. ... This article is about the reggae musician. ... Bob Marley Robert Nesta Marley (February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981), better known as Bob Marley, was a singer, guitarist, songwriter and Rastafarian from the ghettos of Jamaica. ... The Angelic Upstarts were a staunchly anti-fascist, anti-police, pro-IRA, Socialist working class oi! punk band of late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Roger Webb on 14 October 1940) is an English singer, actor and businessman. ... The Shadows were an English instrumental rock n roll group active from the 1950s to the 2000s. ... Three on the Trail is the debut album by the Western band Riders in the Sky, released by The Rounder Records Group. ... Riders in the Sky are Joey the Cowpolka King, Woody Paul, Ranger Doug and Too Slim (January 2007) Riders in the Sky is a Western music and comedy group which began performing 1977. ... Tom Robinson (born June 1, 1950, in Cambridge) is an English songwriter and broadcaster probably best-known for the UK hit songs 2-4-6-8 Motorway (1977), Sing If Youre Glad To Be Gay (1978) and War Baby (1983). ... Tusk was a double album released in 1979 (see 1979 in music) by Fleetwood Mac. ... This article is about the band. ... The Undertones is a 1979 album by The Undertones. ... The picture cover of The Undertones 1979 Youve Got My Number (Why Dont You Use It!) single The Undertones are a Northern Irish rock band formed in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1975. ... Tokio Tapes is a 1978 live album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. ... For other bands named The Scorpions or other meanings of scorpion, see scorpion. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Parliament-Funkadelic. ... Atlanta Rhythm Section, sometimes abbreviated ARS, is an American southern rock band. ... Unknown Pleasures is the first album by Joy Division, released in 1979. ... This article is about the band. ... Unleashed in the East is Judas Priests live album that was recorded live in Tokyo, Japan during the Hell Bent for Leather tour in 1978. ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ... Jasper Carrott OBE (born Robert Davis, March 14, 1945) is an English comedian (declaring himself world famous in Birmingham). // Born in Acocks Green, Birmingham, he was educated at Moseley Grammar School and later attended Aston University in the heart of Birmingham. ... Van Halen II is the second album by American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1979. ... This article is about the band Van Halen. ... The Very Best of Leo Sayer was a greatest hits compilation album released in 1979. ... Leo Sayer (born Gerard Hugh Sayer on 21 May 1948 in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex) is an English performing artist, now based in Australia, whose singing career has spanned four decades. ... Jimmy Buffett (born James William Buffett on December 25, 1946, in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a singer, songwriter, author, businessman, and recently a film producer best known for his island escapism lifestyle and music including hits such as Margaritaville (No. ... Voulez-Vous is the sixth album by Swedish pop group ABBA, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... Abba redirects here. ... Walking on Sunshine is the title track of critically acclaimed 1979 album by Reggae and Soca artist Eddy Grant on the Parlophone music label. ... Eddy Grant (born Edmond Montague Grant, 5 March 1948), is a Plaisance, Guyana born musician. ... For other Pink Floyd works based around this album, see The Wall (Pink Floyd). ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... We Are Family is the title of: The album by Sister Sledge. ... Sister Sledge is an American musical group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 1972 and consisting of four singers, all of whom are sisters: Kim, Debbie, Joni, and Kathy Sledge. ... Barbra Joan Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, liberal political activist, film producer and director. ... Album cover, Whatever You Want Whatever You Want is a 1979 rock album by the British band Status Quo. ... This article is about the English rock band. ... Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter and sometime Actor. ...

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1979.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Blondie Heart of Glass 1979 Flag of the United States UK 1 - Jan 1979, US BB 1 - Mar 1979, Canada 1 - Mar 1979, Austria 1 - Mar 1979, Switzerland 1 - Feb 1979, Germany 1 - Feb 1979, Australia 1 for 5 weeks Jan 1980, Sweden (alt) 3 - Mar 1979, France 3 - Feb 1979, Australia 3 of 1979, Holland 5 - Feb 1979, Norway 5 - Mar 1979, RYM 8 of 1979, US CashBox 11 of 1979, US BB 13 of 1979, POP 13 of 1979, South Africa 15 of 1979, Italy 29 of 1979, Virgin 29, OzNet 30, Scrobulate 46 of 80s, Germany 54 of the 1970s, RIAA 217, Acclaimed 241, Rolling Stone 255
2 Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive 1979 Flag of the United States UK 1 - Feb 1979, US BB 1 - Jan 1979, US BB 1 of 1979, Canada 1 - Mar 1979, Eire 1 - Mar 1979, POP 2 of 1979, Sweden (alt) 3 - Apr 1979, Holland 4 - Mar 1979, Norway 4 - May 1979, Switzerland 7 - Apr 1979, Scrobulate 8 of disco, Germany 9 - Mar 1979, US CashBox 10 of 1979, France 10 - Mar 1979, South Africa 16 of 1979, Austria 17 - May 1979, Party 24 of 1999, Australia 25 of 1979, Italy 38 of 1979, Europe 66 of the 1970s, RYM 67 of 1978, RIAA 89, OzNet 155, Acclaimed 416, Rolling Stone 489
3 M Pop Muzik 1979 Flag of the United Kingdom US BB 1 - Aug 1979, Sweden (alt) 1 - Jun 1979, Switzerland 1 - Jun 1979, Germany 1 - May 1979, Australia 1 for 3 weeks May 1980, UK 2 - Apr 1979, Austria 2 - Jul 1979, Holland 3 - May 1979, France 3 - Nov 1979, Norway 5 - Jun 1979, South Africa 5 of 1979, Canada 8 - Sep 1979, Australia 10 of 1979, US CashBox 15 of 1979, Italy 18 of 1979, US BB 40 of 1979, POP 40 of 1979, RYM 50 of 1979, Germany 59 of the 1970s, OzNet 888, Acclaimed 1691
4 Donna Summer Hot Stuff 1979 Flag of the United States US BB 1 - Apr 1979, Switzerland 1 - May 1979, Australia 1 for 1 weeks May 1980, Canada 2 - Apr 1979, Sweden (alt) 2 - May 1979, Norway 2 - Jun 1979, France 3 - May 1979, Austria 3 - Jun 1979, US BB 4 of 1979, Scrobulate 5 of disco, Germany 6 - May 1979, POP 6 of 1979, UK 11 - May 1979, US CashBox 14 of 1979, Holland 14 - May 1979, Australia 17 of 1979, Italy 24 of 1979, RYM 88 of 1979, Rolling Stone 103, OzNet 124, Party 210 of 1999, Germany 246 of the 1970s, Acclaimed 717
5 Buggles Video Killed the Radio Star 1979 Flag of the United Kingdom UK 1 - Sep 1979, Sweden (alt) 1 - Nov 1979, Austria 1 - Jan 1980, Switzerland 1 - Nov 1979, Italy 1 of 1980, Eire 1 - Oct 1979, Australia 1 for 7 weeks Oct 1980, France 2 - Nov 1979, Germany 2 - Jan 1980, Holland 17 - Oct 1979, Australia 18 of 1979, RYM 31 of 1979, US BB 39 of 1979, POP 39 of 1979, US BB 40 - Dec 1979, Scrobulate 81 of 80s, Germany 339 of the 1970s, OzNet 344, Acclaimed 1229

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Chronological Table of US and UK Number One Hit Singles

US Number One Singles and Artist
(Weeks at Number One)
UK Number One Singles and Artist
(Weeks at Number One)


"Le Freak" - Chic (2 weeks in 1978 + 4 weeks in 1979)
"Too Much Heaven" - Bee Gees (2)
"Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" - Rod Stewart (4)
"I Will Survive" - Gloria Gaynor (3)
"Tragedy" - Bee Gees (2)
"What a Fool Believes" - Doobie Brothers (1)
"Knock on Wood" - Amii Stewart (1)
"Heart of Glass" - Blondie (1)
"Reunited" - Peaches & Herb (4)
"Hot Stuff" - Donna Summer (3)
"Love You Inside Out" - Bee Gees (1)
"Ring My Bell" - Anita Ward (2)
"Bad Girls" - Donna Summer (5)
"Good Times" - Chic (1)
"My Sharona" - The Knack (6) best selling 7" single of the year
"Sad Eyes" - Robert John (1)
"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" - Michael Jackson (1)
"Rise" - Herb Alpert (2)
"Pop Muzik" - M (1)
"Heartache Tonight" - The Eagles (1)
"Still" - Commodores (1)
"No More Tears (Enough is Enough)" - Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer (2)
"Babe" - Styx (2)
"Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" - Rupert Holmes (2 weeks in 1979 + 1 week in 1980)
Also see: Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1979 Le Freak is a 1978 hit disco song by Chic. ... For other uses, see Chic. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... Too Much Heaven is a song by The Bee Gees, which was first a donation to the Music for UNICEF fund, and later found its way to the groups twenty-second album, Spirits Having Flown. ... The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ... Da Ya Think Im Sexy? is a 1978 hit song for Rod Stewart. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England. ... I Will Survive is a song first performed by Gloria Gaynor, released in October 1978. ... Gloria Gaynor (born Gloria Fowles September 7, 1949) is an American singer, best-known for the disco era hits I Will Survive (Hot 100 #1, 1979), Never Can Say Goodbye (Hot 100 #9, 1974), and I Am What I Am (Hot 100 #82, 1983). ... The Bee Gees Tragedy is a song originally by the Bee Gees, included on their 1979 album Spirits Having Flown. ... The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ... What a Fool Believes is a song written by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins, and recorded by The Doobie Brothers for their 1978 album Minute by Minute (with McDonald singing lead vocals). ... The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band, best known for hit singles like Black Water. They were popular throughout the 1970s. ... A 2005 Greatest Hits CD compilation Amy Paulette Stewart (born January 29, 1956, in Washington D.C.) is an American Contemporary R&B/Disco/Dance-pop singer, dancer and actress. ... Music sample Heart Of Glass Problems? See media help. ... Blondie is the name of an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Peaches & Herb are a vocalist duo, once comprising Herb Fame, and Francine Peaches Hurd Barker. ... Hot Stuff is a hit single released by American disco singer Donna Summer in 1979 from her Bad Girls album through Casablanca Records. ... Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines, on December 31, 1948) is a legendary American singer, songwriter, and artist, best known for a string of dance hits in the 1970s that earned her the title Queen of Disco and as one of the few disco-based artists to have longevity on... Love You Inside Out was a 1979 hit single for the Bee Gees, from their album Spirits Having Flown. ... The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ... Ring My Bell is a popular disco song by Anita Ward. ... Anita Ward (born December 20, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American singer. ... Bad Girls is a 1979 single released by American singer Donna Summer. ... Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines, on December 31, 1948) is a legendary American singer, songwriter, and artist, best known for a string of dance hits in the 1970s that earned her the title Queen of Disco and as one of the few disco-based artists to have longevity on... Good Times is a song by the band CHIC, recorded for their 1979 album Risqué. In August of that year, it became the bands second #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. ... For other uses, see Chic. ... My Sharona is a 1979 song which was the debut single by and international hit for The Knack. ... Original UK 45 rpm single picture cover The Knack - My Sharona The Knack are a Los Angeles-based rock band that rose to fame with their first single, My Sharona, an international hit in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... Sad Eyes is a song by Robert John recorded in 1979. ... Robert John Pedrick, Jr. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Thriller (2006) Dont Stop Til You Get Enough (2006) Rock with You (2006) Off the Wall track listing Dont Stop Til You Get Enough (1) Rock with You (2) HIStory track listing Remember the Time (12) Dont Stop Til You Get Enough... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Rise is a song written by Andy Armer and Randy Badazz, and recorded by trumpeter Herb Alpert. ... Herbert Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass or as Herb Alperts Tijuana Brass or just TJB for short - a now-defunct brass band of which he was the... The song Pop Muzik was performed by Robin Scott, also known as M. He was a producer and musician, and the song was written as his resume of 25 years of pop music and being in the music business since 1954. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Heartache Tonight is a song written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bob Seger and J.D. Souther, and recorded by the Eagles. ... The Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... The Commodores were a highly successful funk/soul band of the 1970s and 1980s. ... No More Tears (Enough is Enough) is a song by singers Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer. ... Barbra Joan Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, liberal political activist, film producer and director. ... Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines, on December 31, 1948) is a legendary American singer, songwriter, and artist, best known for a string of dance hits in the 1970s that earned her the title Queen of Disco and as one of the few disco-based artists to have longevity on... Babe is a song on Styxs 1979 triple-platinum album Cornerstone. ... Styx (pronounced sticks) is an American rock band that was popular in the 1970s and 1980s, with such hits as Come Sail Away, Babe, Lady, Suite Madame Blue, Mr. ... Escape (later known as Escape (The Piña Colada Song)) was the highest-charting hit for Rupert Holmes, and is one of the most easily-recognized songs of the past few decades. ... Rupert Holmes (born February 24, 1947 in Northwich, Cheshire, England) is a composer and writer who grew up in the northern New York City suburb of Nanuet, New York, and attended nearby Nyack High School. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1980 Record labels established in 1980 list of years in music // January 1 - The year starts off with a strong disco backlash, which causes the majority of musicians to abandon the use of real instruments in an attempt to distant themselves from anything associated... These are the #1 Hits of 1979: See also: 1979 in music, List of Number 1 Hits (USA) Categories: No 1 hits in the United States ...


"Y.M.C.A." - Village People (3) best selling single of the year
"Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" - Ian Dury & The Blockheads (1)
"Heart of Glass" - Blondie (4)
"Tragedy" - Bee Gees (2)
"I Will Survive" - Gloria Gaynor (4)
"Bright Eyes" - Art Garfunkel (6)
"Sunday Girl" - Blondie (3)
"Ring My Bell" - Anita Ward (2)
Are 'Friends' Electric?- Tubeway Army (4)
"I Don't Like Mondays" - Boomtown Rats (4)
"We Don't Talk Anymore" - Cliff Richard (4)
Cars - Gary Numan (1)
"Message in a Bottle" - The Police (3)
"Video Killed the Radio Star" - The Buggles (1)
"One Day At A Time" - Lena Martell (3)
"When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman" - Dr. Hook (3)
"Walking on the Moon" - The Police (1)
"Another Brick in the Wall, Part II" - Pink Floyd (3 weeks in 1979 + 2 weeks in 1980) Y.M.C.A. is a 1978 song by the Village People which became a hit in January, 1979. ... Village People is a concept disco group formed in the late 1970s. ... Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick is a song and single by Ian Dury & The Blockheads, first released November 23, 1978 and was first released on the 7 single BUY 38 Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick / There Aint Half Been Some Clever Bastards by Stiff Records. ... Ian Dury, in a look combining Gene Vincent with a Cockney pearly king. ... Blondie is the name of an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ... Gloria Gaynor (born Gloria Fowles September 7, 1949) is an American singer, best-known for the disco era hits I Will Survive (Hot 100 #1, 1979), Never Can Say Goodbye (Hot 100 #9, 1974), and I Am What I Am (Hot 100 #82, 1983). ... Bright Eyes is a song written by Mike Batt, and performed by Art Garfunkel. ... Art Garfunkel in Bad Timing (1980) Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American white gollywog and actor, best known as half of the folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. ... Sunday Girl was a UK number-one single by Blondie for three weeks in May 1979. ... Blondie is the name of an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Anita Ward (born December 20, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American singer. ... Are Friends Electric? is a 1979 song by Gary Numan, released under the name Tubeway Army as a single and on the album Replicas. ... Tubeway Army (1977–1979) were a London-based punk and New Wave band led by Gary Webb. ... I Dont Like Mondays was a UK number one single for 4 weeks in July 1979. ... The Boomtown Rats The Boomtown Rats (1975-1985) were a punk rock/new wave group headed by Bob Geldof, who was later known for organizing charity rock concerts such as Band Aid (intended to help famine victims in Ethiopia), Live Aid, Live 8, and Hands Across America (intended to help... We Dont Talk Anymore was a UK number single for four weeks in August 1979 for Cliff Richard. ... Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Roger Webb on 14 October 1940) is an English singer, actor and businessman. ... Cars is a 1979 song by Gary Numan, released as a single and on the album The Pleasure Principle. ... For the video game programmer Garry Newman, see Garrys Mod. ... Message in a Bottle is a 1979 song by The Police, from their second album, Reggatta de Blanc. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Video Killed the Radio Star is a New Wave song released in 1979 by the British group Buggles that celebrates the golden days of radio. ... Buggles (the official version of the band name, used on their albums, singles, and publicity material, omits the prefix The) were a New Wave band formed in 1977 consisting of Trevor Horn, born 1949 in Durham (bass guitar, guitar, percussion, and vocals), Geoff Downes, born 1952 in Stockport, Cheshire (percussion... Lena Martell (born Helen Thomson, 15 May 1940, Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish singer, who had a number one UK single, with One Day At A Time on 27th October 1979, staying there for 3 weeks. ... Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show is a pop-country rock band formed in Union City, New Jersey in 1968. ... On July 20, 1969 man first walked on the moon (see the Apollo 11 mission. ... This article is about the rock band. ... This article is about the three songs by Pink Floyd. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1980 Record labels established in 1980 list of years in music // January 1 - The year starts off with a strong disco backlash, which causes the majority of musicians to abandon the use of real instruments in an attempt to distant themselves from anything associated...

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Eddy Grant (born Edmond Montague Grant, 5 March 1948), is a Plaisance, Guyana born musician. ... The Logical Song is a hit single on Supertramps 1979 album Breakfast in America and written and sung by band member Roger Hodgson. ... This article is about the band. ... London Calling is the hit song off the album of the same name (London Calling, 1979) by the U.K. punk/rock band The Clash; it is also the albums first track. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Little River Band is an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1975 and named after a road sign for the Victorian township of Little River, near Geelong. ... The Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... Morrissey Mullen, aka M&M, British jazz-funk/fusion group of the Seventies and Eighties, was formed by Dick Morrissey, ex-IF, (tenor and soprano saxes and flute) and Jim Mullen, ex-Brian Augers Oblivion Express, (guitar), who joined forces in 1976 and played together for some 16 years... The Scorpions were a beat goup, originally from Manchester in Engeland, but they have become popular notably in the Netherlands. ... CD reissue of Lene Lovichs first album, Stateless. ... Barbra Joan Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, liberal political activist, film producer and director. ... XTC are an influential new wave band from Swindon, England. ... Minnie Julia Riperton (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) was an American soul singer and songwriter, most noted for her abilities in the whistle register and her 1975 hit single Lovin You. Possessing a rare five-octave vocal range, she displayed the ability to imitate instrumentation and even birds. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Dr. Feelgood as a nickname may refer to: Heroin, the narcotic Physicians generally who overprescribe psychoactive medications, and in particular to Dr. Max Jacobson Dr. Feelgood may also refer to: Dr. Feelgood (band), British rock/blues band (album), and a single of the same name, by American band Mötley... It has been suggested that Olympia 74 be merged into this article or section. ... Spyro Gyra is an American jazz fusion band that was originally formed in the early 1970s. ... For other uses, see Chic. ... This article is about the 1979 Madness song. ... Madness are an English pop/ska band from Camden Town, London that formed in 1976. ... Elvis Costello Declan Patrick Aloysius McManus (born August 25, 1954), better known by his stage name, Elvis Costello, is a popular British musician, singer, and songwriter of Irish descent. ... The Selecters Three Minute Hero single cover The Selecter were a 2 Tone ska revival band from Coventry, England, formed in the late 1970s. ... One Step Beyond is a song originally written by a Jamaican ska singer Prince Buster as a b-side for his single Al Capone. It was made famous by British band Madness that covered it for their debut 1979 album One Step Beyond. ... Madness are an English pop/ska band from Camden Town, London that formed in 1976. ... Blondie is the name of an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Eruption was a band in 1970s and 1980s. ... Lynn Hamilton (born April 25, 1930 in Yazoo City, Mississippi) is an African-American actress, who made her film debut in John Cassavetes Shadows (1959). ... For the former TV host, see Garry Moore. ... The Prince is the first single by the British ska/pop band Madness. ... Madness are an English pop/ska band from Camden Town, London that formed in 1976. ... Dave Edmunds (born April 15, 1944) is a singer, guitarist and producer from Cardiff, Wales. ... Rappers Delight is a 1979 single by American hip hop trio The Sugarhill Gang; it was one of the first hip hop hit singles. ... The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop and funk group, known mostly for their biggest hit, Rappers Delight, the first hip hop single to become a Top 40 hit. ... Ian Dury (May 12, 1942 - March 27, 2000) was a rock and roll singer, songwriter, and bandleader. ... Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born 18 October 1926, St. ... For the song Roxanne, Roxanne by U.T.F.O. and the rejoinders including Roxannes Revenge by Roxanne Shanté, see Roxanne Wars Roxanne is a hit song by the rock band The Police, first released in 1978 as a single and on their album Outlandos dAmour. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. ... The cover to the Jackson 5s first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, released on Motown Records in 1969. ... Peaches & Herb are a vocalist duo, once comprising Herb Fame, and Francine Peaches Hurd Barker. ... Joe Camilleri (born 1948 in Malta) is a legendary Australian singer, songwriter and saxophonist. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Shine A Little Love The first track on the Electric Light Orchestra LP Discovery This was the bands most commercial single to date, Far removed from their Prog Rock beginnings at the start of the 1970s. ... “ELO” redirects here. ... Barry Manilow is an American singer and songwriter best known for his recordings I Write the Songs, Mandy, Weekend in New England, and Copacabana. His career achievements include selling more than 75 million records worldwide. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about Ritchie Blackmores band. ... Squeeze are an English rock music band that came to prominence in the New Wave period of the late 1970s. ... Smash It Up (Part I & II) is a song released by the British punk rock band The Damned. ... This article is about the music group. ... Somethin Else is a song by the rockabilly musician Eddie Cochran, co-written with his girlfriend Sharon Sheeley, released in 1959. ... The Sex Pistols were an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ... Barry Manilow is an American singer and songwriter best known for his recordings I Write the Songs, Mandy, Weekend in New England, and Copacabana. His career achievements include selling more than 75 million records worldwide. ... Al Stewart (born Alastair Ian Stewart on September 5, 1945, Glasgow, Scotland), is a British singer-songwriter and musician. ... For the panel game, see Never Mind the Buzzcocks. ... The Pretenders are a New Wave and rock band, known best for innovative songwriting and charismatic performances by bandleader, guitarist, and vocalist Chrissie Hynde. ... Strange Town was released on 17th March 1979 by The Jam and reached #15 in the UK singles chart. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Sultans of Swing was the first single release of the British rock band Dire Straits. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Talking Heads were an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ... Crystal Gayle (b. ... The Beat (known in the US as The English Beat) were an essential two-tone/ska revival and pop music group who formed in the Birmingham, UK in 1978 and disbanded in 1983. ... The Diary Of Horace Wimp is the title of a track from the Electric Light Orchestra album Discovery. ... “ELO” redirects here. ... The Members were formed in 1977 by Nicky Tesco. ... Secret Affair was a Mod revival band formed in 1978 by singer Ian Page and guitarist Dave Cairns. ... Al Stewart (born Alastair Ian Stewart on September 5, 1945, Glasgow, Scotland), is a British singer-songwriter and musician. ... Transmission was a single by post-punk band Joy Division, released on Factory Records in 1979. ... This article is about the band. ... Blondie is the name of an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Up the Junction was the third single released from Squeezes second album, Cool for Cats. ... Squeeze are an English rock music band that came to prominence in the New Wave period of the late 1970s. ... It has been suggested that Olympia 74 be merged into this article or section. ... Audio sample Info (help· info) Voulez-Vous is one of Swedish pop group ABBAs disco-oriented hits. ... Abba redirects here. ... Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. ... We Are Family is the title of: The album by Sister Sledge. ... Sister Sledge is an American musical group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 1972 and consisting of four singers, all of whom are sisters: Kim, Debbie, Joni, and Kathy Sledge. ... Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Roger Webb on 14 October 1940) is an English singer, actor and businessman. ... Whatever You Want is a rock song by the British rock band Status Quo. ... This article is about the English rock band. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Wonderful Christmastime is Paul McCartneys contribution to the world of holiday music. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Not to be confused with Ann Murray. ...

Published popular music

Carole Bayer Sager (born March 8, 1947 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist, songwriter and singer best-known for writing the lyrics to many popular songs performed on Broadway and in Hollywood films. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Alan Thicke (born Alan Willis Jeffrey on March 1, 1947 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian actor, songwriter, game show host and talk-show emcee. ... Gloria Loring was born December 12, 1946 in New York City. ... The Facts of Life was an American sitcom which ran on the NBC network from August 24, 1979 to May 7, 1988. ... Carole Bayer Sager (born March 8, 1947 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist, songwriter and singer best-known for writing the lyrics to many popular songs performed on Broadway and in Hollywood films. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Knots Landing was a primetime television soap opera that aired for 14 seasons, from December 27th, 1979 to May 13th, 1993 on CBS. Set in a fictitious coastal suburb of Los Angeles in California, the show initially centered around the lives of four married couples residing in a cul-de... Jerrold Immel (born 9 September 1936 in Los Angeles, California) is a United States television composer, whose most famous work is the theme tune to the soap opera Dallas. ... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, composer and musician. ... The Rainbow Connection is a popular song written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher and originally performed by Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson) in The Muppet Movie in 1979. ... Paul Hamilton Williams (born September 19, 1940, in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American composer, songwriter, and actor. ... The Muppet Movie is the first of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... Sultans of Swing was the first single release of the British rock band Dire Straits. ... Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film score composer. ...

Classical music

  • Arno Babadjanian - Third String Quartet
  • Osvaldas Balakauskas - Symphony no 2
  • George Crumb - Apparition for soprano and amplified piano
  • George Crumb - Celestial Mechanics (Makrokosmos IV) for amplified piano (four hands)
  • George Crumb - Star-Child (1977, revised 1979) for soprano, antiphonal children's voices, male speaking choir, bell ringers, and large orchestra
  • Mario Davidovsky - Pennplay for sixteen players
  • Hugh Flynn - Birds
  • Jacques Hétu - Bassoon Concerto
  • Miloslav Kabelac - Metamorphoses II, for piano and orchestra, op. 58
  • Allan Pettersson - Viola Concerto

Osvaldas Balakauskas (born 1937 in Miliunai) is a Lithuanian composer of classical music. ... George Crumb (born October 24, 1929) is an American composer of modern and avant garde music. ... George Crumb (born October 24, 1929) is an American composer of modern and avant garde music. ... George Crumb (born October 24, 1929) is an American composer of modern and avant garde music. ... Mario Davidovsky (born March 4, 1934) is an Argentine-American composer. ... Jacques Hétu (born August 8, 1938, Trois-Rivières, Quebec) is a Canadian composer. ... Portrait of Miloslav Kabelac Miloslav Kabeláč (1908 – 1979) was a prominent Czech composer and conductor. ... Gustav Allan Pettersson (September 19, 1911 – June 20, 1980) was a Swedish composer born in Uppland. ...

Opera

Domenick Argento (born October 27, 1927, York, Pennsylvania) is an American composer, best known as a leading composer of lyric opera. ... Libby Larsen (born December 24, 1950 in Wilmington, Delaware) is a prolific classical music composer who resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...

Musical theater

Aint Misbehavin is a song by Harry Brooks with Fats Waller and lyricist Andy Razaf, dating from 1929. ... Fats Waller (born Thomas Wright Waller on May 21, 1904, died December 15, 1943) was an American jazz pianist, organist, composer and comedic entertainer. ... Richard Maltby, Jr. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... A perfomance at Opera House, Haymarket, predecessor of Her Majestys Theatre in circa 1808. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Evita is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics). ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. ... Sir Timothy Miles Bindon Rice (born 10 November 1944) is an English Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Tony Award and Grammy Award winning lyricist, author, radio presenter and television gameshow panelist. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The King and I is a musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, with a script based on the book Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. ... The London Palladium in 2004 The London Palladium is a 2,286 seat West End theatre located off Oxford Street in the City of Westminster. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Orpheum can mean: The Orpheum theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia The Orpheum theatre in Memphis, Tennessee The Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in Sydney, Austrailia Orpheum Computing Solutions Many other theatres are named Orpheum. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Oklahoma! was the first musical play written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II (see Rodgers and Hammerstein). ... This article is about the American composer. ... For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was a New-York born writer, producer, and (usually uncredited) director of musicals for almost forty years. ... The Palace Theatre, circa 1920. ... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the play by J.M. Barrie. ... Mark (Moose) Charlap (born December 19, 1928; died April 18, 1974) was a Broadway composer best known for Peter Pan (1954), for which Carolyn Leigh did the lyrics. ... Carolyn Leigh (born August 21, 1926 New York City, USA died November 19, 1983 New York City) was an American lyricist and composer for Broadway and movies. ... Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British-born American songwriter, especially famous for a series of Broadway Musicals, which included several very well known and frequently revived shows. ... Comden and Green was the writing duo of Betty Comden and Adolph Green. ... Adolph Green (December 2, 1914 – October 23, 2002) was an American lyricist and playwright who, with long-time collaborator Betty Comden, penned the screenplays and songs for some of the most beloved movie musicals, particularly as part of Arthur Freeds production unit at MGM, during the genres heyday. ... The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is a Broadway theatre, located at 205 West 46th Street. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mitch Leigh (born January 30, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York) is a Jewish-American writer of musical theatre and theatrical producer best known for the show Man Of La Mancha. ... N. Richard Nash (June 8, 1913 - December 11, 2000) was a successful playwright and screenwriter probably best known for writing The Rainmaker. ... The Mark Hellinger Theatre, at 1655 Broadway and 237 West 51st Street in New York City, was built in 1930 and operated as a theatre (under various names) until 1989. ... is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sugar Babies is a musical comedy from the 1970s that was a tribute to the old burlesque era. ... The Mark Hellinger Theatre, at 1655 Broadway and 237 West 51st Street in New York City, was built in 1930 and operated as a theatre (under various names) until 1989. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a Tony Award-winning musical with a book by Hugh Wheeler and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. ... Stephen Joshua Sondheim (b. ... Hugh Callingham Wheeler (19 March 1912 - 26 July 1987) was an English-born playwright, librettist, poet, and translator who resided in America from 1946 until his death. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Original cast recording Theyre Playing Our Song was an original Broadway musical comedy with a book by Neil Simon, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. ... Marvin Hamlisch (born June 2, 1944) is an American composer. ... Carole Bayer Sager (born March 8, 1947 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist, songwriter and singer best-known for writing the lyrics to many popular songs performed on Broadway and in Hollywood films. ... Neil Simon (1966) Neil Simon (born Marvin Neil Simon July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is a Jewish American playwright and screenwriter. ... The Imperial Theater can also refer to the Imperial Garden Theater in Tokyo, Japan The Imperial Theater was the Schubert brothers fiftieth theater in New York City. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alternate cover Deluxe edition cover Tommy is the first of The Whos two full-scale rock operas (the second being Quadrophenia), and the first musical work explicitly billed as a rock opera. ... The musical Les Misérables transferred to the Queens Theatre in March 2004 after its run at the Palace Theatre The Queens Theatre is a theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End of London, next to the Gielgud Theatre, as whose twin it was designed by W. G... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Venetian Twins is an Australian two-act musical comedy adapted from the play of the same name. ... Nick Enright (22 December 1950-30 March 2003) was an Australian playwright. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about Whoopee! the show and the film. ... Walter Donaldson (February 15, 1893 - July 15, 1947) was a prolific United States popular songwriter, producing many hit songs of the 1910s and 1920s. ... Gustav Gerson Kahn (November 6, 1886 - October 8, 1941) was a famous Jewish-German-American musician, songwriter and lyricist. ... William Anthony McGuire (9 July 1881, Chicago, Illinois - 16 September 1940, Beverly Hills, California) was an Academy Award winning American screenwriter. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Musical films

All That Jazz is a 1979 musical film directed by Bob Fosse. ... This article is about the musical. ... Roller Boogie (1979) A United Artists film starring Linda Blair (the former child actress from The Exorcist) and introducing Jim Bray (a former competitive artistic skater from California. ... The Muppet Movie is the first of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ...

Births

is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kathleen Edwards Kathleen Edwards (born July 11, 1978 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kris Kross was a teenage rap duo in the early 1990s most famous for wearing their clothes backwards. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For Aaliyahs self-titled album, see Aaliyah (album). ... is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Gregory Bourdon (born January 20, 1979) is the drummer and youngest member of the nu metal band Linkin Park. ... Linkin Park is a rock band from Agoura Hills, California. ... William Robert Young BA (Exon) (born January 20, 1979) is a British singer and actor. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Brandy on the cover of her album Full Moon Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi), known professionally as Brandy, is an African American pop/R&B singer and actress. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jennifer Love Hewitt (born February 21, 1979) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Thomas Oliver Chaplin is the lead singer of the English piano rock band, Keane. ... Keane (IPA: /kin/) are an English piano rock band, first established in Battle, East Sussex in 1995, taking their current name in 1997. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Benjamin Levi Madden (born March 11, 1979) is the guitarist and backup vocalist of the band Good Charlotte. ... Joel Reuben Madden (born March 11, 1979) in Waldorf, Maryland is most notably the lead vocalist for the band Good Charlotte. ... Good Charlotte (IPA: ) is a rock band from Waldorf, Maryland and formed in 1996. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Phantom Planet is an alternative music band based out of Southern California. ... For the Danny Phantom episode, see List of Danny Phantom episodes Phantom Planet is an alternative rock band from Southern California. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar on March 30, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and occasional actress of half Indian descent. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sophie Michelle Ellis-Bextor (born 10 April 1979) is a multi-platinum selling English pop singer and songwriter. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Chris Gaylor (born Christopher James Gaylor on April 11, 1979) is the drummer for the band The All-American Rejects. ... The All-American Rejects is an American power pop band from Stillwater, Oklahoma formed by Tyson Ritter (lead vocals, bass) and Nick Wheeler (vocals, guitar) when they were in junior high school. ... Sebastien Grainger Sebastien Grainger (born April 11, 1979 in Mississauga), is a Canadian musician. ... Death from Above 1979 were a Toronto based Canadian indie rock/synth rock duo. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Daniel Paul Johns (born April 22, 1979) is an Australian vocalist, composer, guitarist, and pianist, best known as frontman of the rock band Silverchair. ... This article is about the band. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Joanne Valda OMeara (born 29 April 1979 in Romford, London Borough of Havering) is an English singer and actress. ... S Club 7 (later re-named S Club after the departure of Paul Cattermole from the band) were an English pop group created by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller, who rose to fame via their own BBC television programme. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bloc Party are an English indie rock band. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Derek Trucks (born June 8, 1979) is an American guitarist, bandleader (The Derek Trucks Band), and member of The Allman Brothers Band. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... American Idol promotional photo. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Tamyra Monica Gray (born July 26, 1979 in Takoma Park, Maryland) is an American actress and singer, best known for her rise to fame as one of the finalists on the first season of the reality television program American Idol in 2002. ... is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jamie Cullum (born August 20, 1979) is an English jazz/pop pianist and singer-songwriter. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jon Siebels (born August 27, 1979) was the guitarist in the punk rock band Eve 6, which disbanded in 2004. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jason Paul McCaslin, better known as Cone, is the bass guitarist and backing vocalist of Canadian rock band Sum 41. ... Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the 1974 blaxploitation film, see Foxy Brown (film). ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alecia Beth Moore (born September 8, 1979 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania), better known by her stage name P!NK (also written as Pink), is an American singer-songwriter who gained prominence in early January of 2000. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Shannon Marie Sossamon (born October 3, 1978), better known as Shannyn Sossamon, is an American actress, musician and dancer. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alex Greenwald (born October 9, 1979, Los Angeles, California) is the lead singer of Californian band Phantom Planet. ... For the Danny Phantom episode, see List of Danny Phantom episodes Phantom Planet is an alternative rock band from Southern California. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with New Found Glory. ... // New Found Glory (formerly A New Found Glory) is an American pop punk band that formed in 1997 in Coral Springs, Florida, and is currently based in California. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jaci Velasquez (born Jacquelyn Davette Velasquez on October 15, 1979) is an American Contemporary Christian and pop singer. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ben Gillies is the drummer of Australian alternative rock band Silverchair. ... This article is about the band. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mest is a name of a pop punk band with the cousins Matt Lovato and Tony Lovato who formed the band in 1999 after Steve Lovato quit. ... Mest was a pop punk band from Blue Island, Illinois. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Christopher John Joannou (born 10 November 1979) is an Australian musician, best known as the bass guitar player for the successful alternative rock band Silverchair. ... This article is about the band. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the musician. ...

Deaths

is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles Mingus (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz bassist, composer, bandleader, and occasional pianist. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Donny Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American soul musician. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Marjorie Lawrence (February 17, 1909 - January 14, 1979) was an Australian soprano, particularly noted as an interpreter of Richard Wagners operas. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the professional wrestler, see Sid Eudy. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Walter Legge (June 1, 1906 - March 22, 1979) was an influential British classical record producer, most notably for EMI. Legge first joined HMV in 1927 mainly to work for the editorial of the companys retailing magazine, but he caught the eye of another famous record producer, Fred Gaisberg, and... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nino Rota (December 3, 1911 – April 10, 1979) was an Italian composer best known for his work on film scores, notably The Godfather series and the films of Federico Fellini. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jack Haley August 10, 1898-June 6, 1979, was an American film actor best known for his portrayal of The Tin Man (and farmworker Hickory) in The Wizard of Oz, which role he got only because actor Buddy Ebsen had a near-fatal reaction from ingesting the aluminum dust makeup... Pedro Flores born (March 9, 1897-July, 1979) in the town of Naguabo, Puerto Rico was one Puerto Ricos best known composers of Ballads and Boleros. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Louis Durey ( May 27, 1888 - July 3, 1979) was a French composer. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Van McCoy Van Allen Clinton McCoy (January 6, 1940 - July 6, 1979) was a music producer, musician, and songwriter who had a massive hit with the disco song The Hustle in 1975, after writing hits for soul acts like Gladys Knight and the Pips, and Ruby and the Romantics, as... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Minnie Julia Riperton (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) was an American soul singer and songwriter, most noted for her abilities in the whistle register and her 1975 hit single Lovin You. Possessing a rare five-octave vocal range, she displayed the ability to imitate instrumentation and even birds. ... is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alfred Deller (31 May 1912 – 16 July 1979) was an English singer, one of the main figures in popularising the use of the countertenor voice in renaissance and baroque music. ... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dorsey Burnette was an early Rockabilly singer from Memphis, Tennessee and with his younger brother Johnny Burnette and a friend named Paul Burlison was one of the founder members of The Rock and Roll Trio. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Stanley Newcomb Kenton (December 15, 1911 – August 25, 1979) led a highly innovative, influential, and often controversial American jazz orchestra. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Guy Bolton (November 23, 1884 - September 6, 1979) was a writer of Broadway musical comedies who frequently collaborated with P. G. Wodehouse and Jerome Kern among others. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dame Gracie Fields, DBE (January 9, 1898–September 27, 1979), born Grace Stansfield, was an English/Italian singer and comedienne who became one of the greatest stars of both cinema and music hall. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Roy Ellsworth Harris (February 12, 1898 – October 1, 1979) was an American classical composer who wrote much music on American subjects and is perhaps best known for his . ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Rebecca Helferich Clarke (Friskin) (August 27, 1886 – October 13, 1979) was an English classical composer and violist best known for her chamber music featuring the viola. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nadia Boulanger (September 16, 1887 – October 22, 1979) was an influential French composer, conductor, and music professor. ... is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dimitri Zinovievich Tiomkin (Russian: , Dmitrij Zinovevič Tëmkin, somtimes translated as Dmitri Tiomkin) (May 10, 1894 – November 11, 1979) was a film composer and conductor. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Joyce Grenfell OBE (10 February 1910 – 30 November 1979), born Joyce Irene Phipps, was an English film and television actress, comedian, and singer-songwriter. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the American composer. ... Nansi Richards Jones (1888 - 1979) of Penybontfawr, Oswestry, was known as the “Queen of the Harp”. An expert on both the triple and pedal harps, she always maintained that the greatest influences on her life were her father, the gypsies who stayed on their farm, and Tom Lloyd...

Awards

Grammy Awards

The 21st Grammy Awards were held in 1979, and were broadcast live on American television. ...

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest


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While it may have marked the climax of disco, it was also the beginning of the end for The Knack, who quickly faded into obscurity.
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