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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 Jan 1979
12 Jan 1979
19 Jan 1979
26 Jan 1979
02 Feb 1979
09 Feb 1979
16 Feb 1979
23 Feb 1979
02 Mar 1979
09 Mar 1979
16 Mar 1979
23 Mar 1979
30 Mar 1979
06 Apr 1979
13 Apr 1979
20 Apr 1979
27 Apr 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 Aug 1979
10 Aug 1979
17 Aug 1979
24 Aug 1979
31 Aug 1979

September

October

November

December

07 Sep 1979
14 Sep 1979
21 Sep 1979
28 Sep 1979
05 Oct 1979
12 Oct 1979
19 Oct 1979
26 Oct 1979
02 Nov 1979
09 Nov 1979
16 Nov 1979
23 Nov 1979
30 Nov 1979
07 Dec 1979
14 Dec 1979
21 Dec 1979
28 Dec 1979

Shows SharedEdit