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Subject: Moments in the 80's

Written By: 80_Something on 03/29/03 at 11:17 p.m.


November 19th, 1980 - CBS bans the Calvin Klein Jeans ad featuring Brook Shields saying : "Nothing comes between me & my Calvins".

December 8th, 1980 - John Lennon is brutally shot and murdered outside the Dakota apartments in New York City. Mark David Chapman shot Lennon five times in the back.

March 1st, 1980 - Patti Smith & MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit, MI.

December 14th, 1980 - At 2 P.M. (eastern time) there is a 10 minute silence in memory of John Lennon.


May 11th, 1981 - Bob Marley dies at the age of 36.

August 1st, 1981 - The birth of MTV. MTV begins broadcasting music videos 24 hours a day starting at 12:01 a.m.

February 6th, 1981 - Beatles McCartney, Starr & Harrison record a tribute to John Lennon.

April 11th, 1981 - Valerie Bertinelli marries Eddie Van Halen.

April 27th, 1981 - Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach.

September 19th, 1981 - Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a New York City concert at Central Park.

August 24th/25th, 1981 - Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life for John Lennon's murder.


March 18th, 1982 - Teddy Pendergrass (singer) is in an automobile accident his spinal cord is severed.

March 31st, 1982 - Rock group "Doobie Brothers" split up.

April 26th, 1982 - Rod Stewart is mugged. The gunmen steals his $50,000.00 Porsche.

July 29th, 1982 - Andy Taylor of the rock group "Duran Duran" weds Tracie Wilson.


February 4th, 1983 - Karen Carpenter (singer) dies from complications due to Anorexia Nervosa at age 32.

March 2nd, 1983 - Compact disc recordings developed by Phillips & Sony are introduced.


April 1st, 1984 - Soul singer Marvin Gaye is shot to death by his father during an altercation.

April 25th, 1984 - The rock group "Wings" splits up.

December 31st, 1984 - "Def Leppard" drummer Rick Allen loses his arm in an automobile accident.


July 13th, 1985 - "Live Aid" raises millions of dollars for famine relief in Ethiopia.

January 25th, 1985 - "We Are The World" (song) is recorded.

March 23rd, 1985 - Billy Joel (singer) weds Christie Brinkley (supermodel).

August 10th, 1985 - Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatles song) for $47 million dollars.

August 16th, 1985 - Madonna (singer) weds Sean Penn (actor).

September 22nd, 1985 - Rock & Country musicians participate in FarmAid in Champaign, Ill.


May 6th, 1986 - Pepsi pays Michael Jackson $15 million to become a sponser (the biggest sponsership deal of it's kind).

January 23rd, 1986 - First induction of Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley).

May 10th, 1986 - Tommy Lee (drummer of Motley Crue) weds Heather Locklear (actress).


January 3rd, 1987 - Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame inducts the first female artist, Aretha Franklin.

August 1st, 1987 - Bananarama's Siobhan Fahey marries Eurythmics Dave Stewart.

November 16th, 1987 - Lisa Bonet (actress) weds Lenny Kravitz (singer).

December 22nd, 1987 - Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx overdoses on heroin.


January 18th, 1989 - Otis Redding, Dion, The Rolling Stones, The Temptations & Stevie Wonder are inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame.

June 2nd, 1989 - Rolling Stones Bill Wyman weds mandy Smith.

July 5th, 1989 - Rod Stewart (singer) hits his head while on stage and knocks himself out.

Subject: Re: Moments in the 80's

Written By: Race_Bannon on 03/30/03 at 02:12 a.m.

Thank you 80s somethings, I remember everything and had forgot so much.

Subject: Re: Moments in the 80's

Written By: jamminoldies on 03/30/03 at 03:09 p.m.

March 2nd, 1983 - Compact disc recordings developed by Phillips & Sony are introduced.

I really can't believe it's been 20 years already.The whole world has compact discs and players.Now we have MP3's.
What is this world coming to?