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World EventsEdit

  • Summer Olympics held in Moscow: boycotted by many nations over the Russian offensive in Afghanistan.
  • Pac-Man, the best-selling video game of all time, released.
  • St. Pauls riots in Bristol.
  • Fire at Alexandra Palace.
  • Ascendancy of Polish trade union Solidarity, which organises successful strikes.
  • Heat wave in US claims 1,700 lives.
  • CNN launched.
  • Deaths of Josip Tito, president of former Yugoslavia, and film director Alfred Hitchcock.
  • West Ham United (then of the Second Division of the Football League) beat First Division Arsenal 1-0 in the F.A. Cup Final at Wembley Stadium thanks to Trevor Brooking's 13th minute header. West Ham's Paul Allen, aged only 17 years and 256 days, becomes the youngest person ever to play in a Wembely F.A. Cup Final.

Events In RockEdit

  • Paul McCartney, Don Henley and Ronnie Wood involved in drug possession charges.
  • First rock music festival held in Soviet Union: first Monsters Of Rock held at Donington (headlined by Rainbow).
  • Riot at a Black Sabbath concert in Milwaukee.
  • Kiss play first show with new drummer Eric Carr.
  • Brian Johnson becomes lead singer of AC/DC.
  • John Lennon murdered by Mark Chapman in New York.
  • Deaths of Bon Scott (AC/DC), Ian Curtis (Joy Division), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Steve Peregrin Took (T Rex), and Tommy Cauldwell (Marshall Tucker Band).

Major Rock ReleasesEdit

List Of FRS DatesEdit

(Boxing Day: no show)

January

February

March

April

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11 January 1980
18 January 1980
25 January 1980
01 February 1980
08 February 1980
15 February 1980
22 February 1980
29 February 1980
07 March 1980
14 March 1980
21 March 1980
28 March 1980
04 April 1980
11 April 1980
18 April 1980
25 April 1980

May

June

July

August

02 May 1980
09 May 1980
16 May 1980
23 May 1980
30 May 1980
06 June 1980
13 June 1980
20 June 1980
27 June 1980
04 July 1980
11 July 1980
18 July 1980
25 July 1980
01 August 1980
08 August 1980
15 August 1980
22 August 1980
29 August 1980

September

October

November

December

05 September 1980
12 September 1980
19 September 1980
26 September 1980
03 October 1980
10 October 1980
17 October 1980
24 October 1980
31 October 1980
07 November 1980
14 November 1980
21 November 1980
28 November 1980
05 December 1980
12 December 1980
19 December 1980

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