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World EventsEdit

  • UNICEF International Year Of The Child
  • Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power in Iran, prompting the Iran hostage crisis
  • Philips publicly demonstrate the Compact Disc
  • Airey Neave and Lord Louis Mountbatten assassinated by IRA
  • Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's first woman Prime Minister
  • Pope John Paul II becomes the first Pope to visit a Communist country
  • Sony Walkman goes on sale in Japan
  • Saddam Hussein comes to power in Iraq
  • Soviet Union invades Afghanistan

Events In RockEdit

  • Ozzy Osbourne fired as lead singer of Black Sabbath: replaced by Ronnie James Dio
  • Led Zeppelin play their last British concerts (until 2007) at Knebworth
  • Elton John performs in Russia. Later in the year, he collapses on stage in California, but refuses to stop the show
  • Stevie Wonder and Ry Cooder record albums using digital technology
  • The Who perform first concert after death of Keith Moon: a stampede for seats at an Ohio concert kills 11 fans
  • Joe Perry leaves Aerosmith after an argument with band members
  • Deaths of Lowell George (Little Feat) , John Glascock (Jethro Tull) and Sid Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols)
  • INXS perform in public and U2 enter the recording studio

Major Rock ReleasesEdit

List Of FRS DatesEdit

January

February

March

April

05 January 1979
12 January 1979
19 January 1979
26 January 1979
02 February 1979
09 February 1979
16 February 1979
23 February 1979
02 March 1979
09 March 1979
16 March 1979
23 March 1979
30 March 1979
06 April 1979
13 April 1979
20 April 1979
27 April 1979

May

June

July

August

04 May 1979
11 May 1979
18 May 1979
25 May 1979
01 June 1979
08 June 1979
15 June 1979
22 June 1979
29 June 1979
06 July 1979
13 July 1979
20 July 1979
27 July 1979
03 August 1979
10 August 1979
17 August 1979
24 August 1979
31 August 1979

September

October

November

December

07 September 1979
14 September 1979
21 September 1979
28 September 1979
05 October 1979
12 October 1979
19 October 1979
26 October 1979
02 November 1979
09 November 1979
16 November 1979
23 November 1979
30 November 1979
07 December 1979
14 December 1979
21 December 1979
28 December 1979

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