Category Archives: 1980

Smash Hits (Vol. 2, No. 7) April 3 – 16, 1980

4-3-13                         Smash Hits (Vol. 2, No. 7) April 3 – 16, 1980 4/4/58 The Champs “Tequila” 45 charts at No. 6 in England.  4/5/69 the Desmond Dekker 45 “Israelites” charts at No. 1 in England.  Also on 4/5/69 The Who … Continue reading

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April 1980 Cassette

4-1-13                         April 1980 Cassette March 31st:  Happy birthday, Herb Alpert!  (Born 1935).  On 4/1/72 Argent “Hold Your Head Up” 45 charts at No. 5 in England.  Also on 4/1/72 the Neil Young 45 “Heart Of Gold” charts at No. 10 … Continue reading

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Smash Hits (Vol. 2, No. 6)

3-20-13      Smash Hits (Vol. 2, No. 6) March 20 – April 2, 1980 Two members of Asia have birthdays! Carl Palmer (1947) and John Wetton (1951). 3/20/65 the Unit 4 + 2 45 “Concrete & Clay” charts at … Continue reading

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Smash Hits 1980

3-6-13                         Smash Hits (Vol. 2, No. 5) March 6 – 19, 1980 Happy birthday, David Gilmour (of The Pink Floyd), born 1947.  On 3/6/71 Atomic Rooster 45 “Tomorrow Night” charts at No. 11 in England.  Also on 3/6/71 the Paul … Continue reading

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March 1980 Cassette

3-4-13             March 1980 Cassette March 1st:  Happy birthday, Harry Belafonte!  (Born 1927).  On 3-3-73 Slade “Cum On Feel The Noise” 45 was No. 1 in England; on 3-2-74 Slade “Old, New, Borrowed and Blue” LP was No. 1 in England. … Continue reading

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Smash Hits 1980

2-21-13          Smash Hits (Vol. 2, No. 4) February 21 – March 5, 1980 Happy birthday, Ron Nagle (Durocs), born 1939.  On 2/24/68 the Lemon Pipers 45 “Green Tambourine” charts at No. 7 in England.  On 2/22/69 the Glen Campbell 45 … Continue reading

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Smash Hits 1980

2-7-13                         Smash Hits (Vol. 2 No. 3) February 7th – 20th, 1980 On 2/10/68 The Bee Gees 45 “Words” charts at No. 8 in England.  On 2/7/76 the War 45 “Low Rider” charts at No. 12 in England.  On 2/9/74 … Continue reading

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February 1980 Cassette

2-4-13             February 1980 Cassette February 1st:  Happy Birthday, Jimmy Carl Black (the Indian of the group), born 1938.  On 2/4/67 the Spencer Davis Group 45 “I’m A Man” charts at No. 9 in England.  On 2/2/74 The Carpenters “The … Continue reading

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Smash Hits 1980

1-24-13          Smash Hits (Vol. 2, No. 2) January 24th, 1980 – February 6th, 1980 1/24/81 XTC “Sgt. Rock (Is Going To Help Me)” 45 charts at No. 14 in England;  Also on 1/24/81 Adam & The Ants “Kings Of The … Continue reading

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Freeez

1-16-13          Freeez On 1-16-71 Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” LP was No. 1 in England.  Sade, born 1959. I do not remember exactly why I stumbled upon / tried the debut album from Freeez, but it happened around … Continue reading

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