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Home | Encyclopaedia | Calendar | 1978

Musical Events Making the News in 1978


Saturday 14th January 1978
The Sex Pistols play their last concert before breaking up in San Francisco.
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Monday 23rd January 1978
Terry Kath, guitarist and vocalist with Chicago, died after accidentally shooting himself in the head with a pistol he reportedly didn't know was loaded.
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Friday 24th March 1978
The British courts grant British record companies the rights to seize bootleg and pirate recordings.
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Sunday 30th April 1978
The Clash, the Tom Robinson Band and X-Ray Specs play at a Rock Against Racism rally in London.
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Saturday 12th August 1978
Pete Meaden, the Who's publicist and manager in their High Number days, commits suicide in London by ingesting an overdose of barbituates.

 
Thursday 7th September 1978
The Who's drummer, Keith Moon died in London after overdosing on Hemenephirin, a prescription drug which was supposed to have helped him with alcohol.

 
Thursday 12th October 1978
Ex-Sex Pistol Sid Vicious' girlfriend Nancy Spungen is found dead of abdominal knife wounds in their room at Chelsea Hotel in New York. Vicious, nearly unconscious due to the effects of several different drugs, is charged with her murder.
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