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Home | Encyclopaedia | Calendar | 1982

Musical Events Making the News in 1982


Saturday 30th January 1982
Blues guitarist Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins died of cancer.
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Wednesday 17th February 1982
Theolonious S Monk, US jazz pianist/composer dies aged 64
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Friday 19th March 1982
Randy Rhoads, the lead guitar player for Ozzy Osbourne, is killed.
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Sunday 28th March 1982
David Crosby is arrested for possession of Quaaludes and drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of cocaine and carrying a concealed .45-caliber pistol, in Los Angeles.
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Monday 29th March 1982
Composer Carl Orff died, aged 86
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Monday 26th April 1982
Rod Stewart is mugged, the gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche
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Sunday 6th June 1982
Over 85,000 people gather at the Rose Bowl for "Peace Sunday: We Have a Dream". Among those performing at the anti-nuclear rally are Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks, Dan Fogelberg, Gary U.S. Bonds and Bonnie Raitt.

 
Wednesday 16th June 1982
Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman Scott dies of a drug overdose in his sleep in London. He was 25.

 
Sunday 4th July 1982
Ozzy Osbourne marries manager Sharon Arden.

 
Friday 6th August 1982
"Pick Floyd The Wall," a $10 million film version of of Pink Floyd's best selling double-album, "The Wall" has its U.S. premiere in New York City.
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Thursday 7th October 1982
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page receives a 12 month conditional discharge after being found guilty of cocaine possession.
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Friday 26th November 1982
Miles Davis is married for the third time, in New York City to actress Cicely Tyson.

 
Wednesday 1st December 1982
Dorothy James composer dies on 81st birthday

 
Wednesday 1st December 1982
Michael Jackson releases Thriller

 
Wednesday 29th December 1982
Jamaica issues a Bob Marley commemorative stamp in honor of the late reggae giant.

 

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