This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1980 A2Z.
We are moving into the final segments of 1980 music. This installment features music from Dickey Lee, Barbra Streisand, Rossington-Collins Band, Jerry Reed, Pat Benatar, Hoyt Axton, Red Rider, Joni Mitchell, Elton John, Rockpile, Romantics, Devo, Poco, Journey and many more. Tomorrow we feature the completion of this segment and start our travel into 1981 next Tuesday.
This edition of Feature Year looks at the music and hits of 1999.
January 1 – The euro is established. January 25 – Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916) Died January 31 – The popular TV series Family Guy premieres on Fox. February 6 – Jimmy Roberts, American singer (b. 1924) Died February 12 – U.S. President Bill Clinton is acquitted in impeachment proceedings in the United States Senate. February 15 – Big L, American rapper (b. 1974) Died March 2 – Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939) Died March 8 – Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1914) Died March 29 – For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark, at 10,006.78. March 29 – Joe Williams, American singer (b. 1918) Died April 12 – Boxcar Willie, American country music singer (b. 1931) Died April 14 – Anthony Newley, English actor, singer and songwriter (b. 1931) Died April 26 – British T.V presenter Jill Dando, 37, is shot dead on the doorstep of her home in Fulham, London. April 26 – Adrian Borland, British musician and producer (b. 1957) (The Sound) Died April 27 – Al Hirt, American trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1922) Died May 1 – The pilot episode of the television series SpongeBob SquarePants airs on Nickelodeon. May 3 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time, at 11,014.70. May 5 – Microsoft releases Windows 98 (Second Edition), from 1998. May 19 – Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is released in theaters. It becomes the highest grossing Star Wars film. June 1 – Napster, a revolutionary music downloading service, debuts. June 5 – Mel Torme, American singer (b. 1925) Died July 1 – Guy Mitchell, American singer (b. 1927) Died July 11 – Helen Forrest, American jazz singer (b. 1917) Died July 22 – The first version of MSN Messenger is released by Microsoft. July 29 – Anita Carter, American singer (b. 1933) Died August 3 – Leroy Vinnegar, American musician (b. 1928) Died August 31 – Apple Computer releases the Power Macintosh G4. September 9 – Sega Dreamcast was released as well as Sonic Adventure. October 9 – Milt Jackson, American musician (b. 1923) Died October 26 – Hoyt Axton, American actor and singer-songwriter (b. 1938) Died November 18 – Doug Sahm, American musician (b. 1941) Died November 30 – The ExxonMobil Corporation merger is completed, forming the largest company in the world. November 30 – Charlie Byrd, American Jazz musician and classical guitarist (b. 1925) Died December 3 – Scatman John, American musician (b. 1942) Died December 10 – Rick Danko, Canadian musician (b. 1943) Died December 26 – Curtis Mayfield, American musician and composer (b. 1942) Died December 31 – The U.S. turns over complete administration of the Panama Canal to the Panamanian Government, as stipulated in the Torrijos-Carter Treaty of 1977.