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Music by Year, 1970-1989

One question per year about the music industry.
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First submittedAugust 19, 2013
Last updatedAugust 19, 2013
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1989
This rapper leaves N.W.A.
Ice Cube
1988
This singer encourages people to be happy and not worry
Bobby McFerrin
1987
This soul singer becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock & Hall hall of fame
Aretha Franklin
1986
This group's 'License to Ill' becomes the first hip hop album to reach #1 in the U.S.
Beastie Boys
1985
Weird Al Yankovich parodies this artist with his song 'Like a Surgeon'
Madonna
1984
This singer's 'Time after Time' reaches #1 on the pop charts
Cyndi Lauper
1983
This Vermont jam band performs for the first time
Phish
1982
This album, the best selling of all-time, is released
Thriller
1981
Video killed the radio star, starting with the debut of this cable station
MTV
1980
Bon Scott, lead singer for this group, dies of alcohol poisoning
AC/DC
1979
This incredibly popular Sony product is released
Walkman
1978
John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd make their first appearance as this duo
The Blues Brothers
1977
This famous disco movie debuts
Saturday Night Fever
1976
This band releases their debut single, 'Anarchy in the U.K.'
The Sex Pistols
1975
This jazz trumpeter announces his retirement
Miles Davis
1974
The Ramones perform at this famous New York punk club
CBGB
1973
'Aloha from Hawaii', by this singer, is the first concert
to be broadcast globally via satellite
Elvis Presley
1972
This singer makes her movie debut in 'Lady Sings the Blues'
Diana Ross
1971
A fire during a Frank Zappa concert inspires this song by Deep Purple
Smoke on the Water
1970
'Let it Be' is the final album released by this band
The Beatles
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level 48
Nov 11, 2013
This comment is the first on the page.
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level 45
Oct 9, 2015
I kept trying to spell it "Fish"! haha
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level 69
Dec 14, 2015
Is this the last comment
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level 66
Feb 18, 2016
no
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level 77
Jun 9, 2016
Not to be overly nitpicky, but it's "Weird Al" Yankovic, not Yankovich.
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level 71
Jun 9, 2016
I could only think of Studio 54, and I don't even know if that's an actual club or not. But I think Andy Warhol used to hang at a place named that...I don't know.
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level 47
Jun 10, 2016
I thought the fire in SOTW was at Zappa's recording studio
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level 47
Jun 10, 2016
And isn't "Greatest Hits' by The Eagles the best selling album of all time? I know it's been flip-flopping with Thriller the last few years. Led Zeppelin IV isn't far behind
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level 48
Nov 4, 2017
Thriller = 47m copies, Eagles 32, but in sales MJ is 66M$ and Eagles are 42M$ and there are several in between.
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level 58
Jul 14, 2016
I haven't commented at all.
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level 67
Aug 26, 2018
Who the hell are the answer to the 1983 question? They must not have made it across the pond.