1982 in music
This is a list of notable events in music from 1982, a year in which Madonna made her debut and Michael Jackson released Thriller, which still holds the title for the world's best selling album.
Eurovision Song Contest 1982
The Eurovision Song Contest 1982 was the 27th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 24 April 1982 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. The presenter was Jan Leeming. The German entrant, Ni...
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The Who
The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They are c...
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Elektra/Musician was a jazz record label founded as a subsidiary of Elektra Records in 1982.
Netherworld Dancing Toys
Netherworld Dancing Toys is a New Zealand band from Dunedin formed in 1982. In 1985, their single "For Today" reached No3 in the New Zealand singles chart.
The group formed at the University of Ot...
Emotions in Motion
Emotions in Motion is the third album by Rock musician Billy Squier. It was released in July 1982, and was Squier's second consecutive Top Five disc on the Billboard album chart. It contains the hit ...
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Prairie Oyster
Prairie Oyster is a Canadian country music group from Toronto, Ontario. They were named Country Group or Duo of the year six times by both the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) and the Juno Aw...
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English Rock 'n' Roll: The Early Years 1800-1850
Oysterband (originally The Oyster Band) is an English electric folk, folk rock, and folk punk band formed in Canterbury in or around 1976.
The band formed in parallel to Fiddler's Dram, and under ...
List of number-one dance singles of 1982 (U.S.)
These are the Billboard magazine Hot Dance Club Play number one hits of 1982.
Valley Girl (song)
"Valley Girl" is a song by the musician Frank Zappa and his then 14-year-old daughter, Moon Unit Zappa. The song appeared on Zappa's 1982 album Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch and was ...
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English Settlement
English Settlement is the fifth studio album by the English band XTC, released on 12 February 1982. The album reached No. 5 on the UK Album Chart and No. 48 on the Billboard 200 album chart.Arguably X...
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24th Japan Record Awards
The 24th Japan Record Awards were held December 31, 1982. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from this year.
US Festival
The US Festivals (US pronounced like the pronoun, not as initials) were two early 1980s music and culture festivals sponsored by Steve Wozniak.
Steve Wozniak, creator of the Apple II, believed tha...
Melodifestivalen 1982
Melodifestivalen 1982 was the selection for the 22nd song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 21st time that this system of picking a song had been used. 90 songs were submi...
List of RPM number-one country singles of 1982
These are the Canadian number-one country songs of 1982, per the RPM Country Tracks chart.
Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano (Ligeti)
The Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano by György Ligeti was completed in 1982. It is marked as an homage to Johannes Brahms who wrote one of the few other examples of this genre.
The Trio was a turni...
Night Ranger
Night Ranger is an American rock band from San Francisco that gained popularity during the 1980s with a series of albums and singles. The band's first five albums sold more than 10 million copies worl...
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