Tag: 1982

Tuesday 4/19/22 9pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1982 A to Z – Part 20

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1982 A2Z.

12pm – 6pm ET


October 30 — Hank Williams, Jr. has nine albums simultaneously on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

December 8 — The death of Marty Robbins at age 57 stuns the country music world and leaves a huge void among fans. He is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame just weeks earlier.

Drake-Chenault syndicates The History of Country Music, a 52-hour country music version of the radio syndicator’s successful The History of Rock and Roll (which had three editions issued, the last in 1981). Produced in 1981 and early 1982 before syndicating to radio stations, the radio documentary was hosted by Ralph Emery. Like its rock and roll fore bearer, the program featured artist interviews, outtakes from notable radio and television broadcasts; spotlights on notable artists, styles and trends, along with songs that helped illustrate the subject; and time sweeps of individual years through 1981, with a montage of the biggest and most noteworthy hits of each year played. The final hour, Hour 52, was a time sweep of all of the country No. 1 songs from 1944 to the then-present, or approximately 650 individual songs that had topped the Billboard country charts. The special was structured much like the Rock and Roll program, allowing radio programmers to air it as a one-time “marathon” special (such as over holiday weekends), in multiple parts over a period of time, or as one-hour weekly programs.

Tuesday 4/12/22 12pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1982 A to Z – Part 18

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1982 A2Z.

12pm – 3pm ET

January 15 – K.C. and the Sunshine Band’s Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida.

January 20 – Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off a live bat thrown at him during a performance in Des Moines, Iowa. He thought it was rubber.

January 21 – B. B. King donates his personal record collection, which includes nearly 7,000 rare blues records, to the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture.

January 22 – Tommy Tucker, writer of “Hi Heel Sneakers”, dies of carbon tetrachloride poisoning sustained while finishing floors in his home.

February 13 – A 300-pound (136 kg) gravestone from the grave of Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant is stolen from an Orange Park, Florida cemetery. Police find the gravestone 2 weeks later in a dry river bed.

February 19 – Ozzy Osbourne is arrested after urinating on The Alamo, in San Antonio, Texas.

February 20 – Pat Benatar marries her guitarist, Neil Giraldo, on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

February 24 – The 24th Annual Grammy Awards are presented in Los Angeles, hosted by Quincy Jones (who wins a total of five awards). John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy (the final album released by Lennon in his lifetime) wins Album of the Year, while Kim Carnes’ “Bette Davis Eyes” wins both Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Sheena Easton wins Best New Artist.

February 27 – The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company gives its final performance at the Adelphi Theatre after more than 110 years.

March 3 – The Mamas & the Papas begin a reunion tour with a show in the New York club The Other End with original members John Phillips and Denny Doherty, along with Mackenzie Phillips and Spanky McFarlane replacing Michelle Gilliam and Mama Cass respectively.

March 4 – Frank Zappa’s son Dweezil and daughter Moon Unit form Fred Zeppelin.

March 5 – Comedian and Blues Brother John Belushi is found dead of an apparent drug overdose in the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.

March 18 – Teddy Pendergrass is severely injured in a car accident in Philadelphia. Pendergrass’s injuries result in him being paralyzed from the chest down.

March 19 – Ozzy Osbourne’s lead guitarist, Randy Rhoads, is killed in a freak accident in Leesburg, Florida when the plane in which he is riding buzzes Osbourne’s tour bus and crashes into a house. The plane’s pilot and a female passenger are also killed.

March 22 – Iron Maiden release The Number of the Beast, the critically acclaimed yet controversial album often hailed as Iron Maiden’s greatest. This was Iron Maiden’s first album to feature singer Bruce Dickinson and their first to hit number one in the UK charts.

March 28 – In Los Angeles, David Crosby is arrested for possession of Quaaludes and drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of cocaine and carrying a concealed weapon.