by Bill DeVille
November 16, 2022
The Time Machine drops in on 1980 this time, the year John Lennon was gunned down in New York City. Bruce Springsteen released his only two-album set, The River, which became his first number-one album. U2 dropped their debut. The Clash upped the ante, unleashing the three-album set Sandinista!
Meanwhile, in the States, there were big albums from Talking Heads and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Stevie Wonder rolled into the ‘80s with the reggae-influenced Hotter than July album. Speaking of reggae, Bob Marley issued his final album; he died of cancer the following year.
It's all 1980, our year on this episode of Time Machine Tuesday.