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John Lennon murdered

Dec 08, 1980 • Posted in A day in the life

From Wikipedia: On the evening of 8 December 1980, English musician John Lennon, formerly of the Beatles, was fatally shot in the archway of the Dakota, his residence in New York City. The perpetrator was Mark David Chapman, a recently unemployed resident of Hawaii. Chapman stated that he was incensed by Lennon’s lifestyle and public




"Rockshow" premiered in New York

Nov 26, 1980 • Posted in A day in the life

From Wikipedia: Rockshow is a 1980 concert film release by Paul McCartney and Wings, filmed during the band’s 1976 North American tour. The film features 30 songs from segments of four concerts of the tour: New York, on 25 May (four songs); Seattle, Washington, 10 June (five songs); and Los Angeles, California, 22 June (fifteen




"Seaside Woman" won the "Palme d'Or – Best Short Film" at Cannes Film Festival

May 23, 1980 • Posted in A day in the life , ,

“Seaside Woman“, Linda McCartney’s 1973 song has been turned into a five-minute animated film by Oscar Grillo in 1980. It depicts a young Jamaican girl and her loving parents who tend the fishing lines in Jamaica. From TVTropes: The simple story, set in Jamaica, involves a fisherman, his wife, and their little daughter. The “seaside




Paul McCartney awarded with the Ivor Novello Special Award For International Achievement

May 09, 1980 • Posted in A day in the life

From Wikipedia: The Ivor Novello Awards, named after the entertainer Ivor Novello, are awards for songwriting and composing. They have been presented annually in London by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) since 1956, and over 1,000 statuettes have been awarded. The 25th Ivors were presented by BASCA and sponsored by PRS;










'Rockestra' wins a Grammy Award

Feb 27, 1980 • Posted in A day in the life

From Wikipedia: The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 27, 1980, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, and were broadcast live on American television. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1979. This year was notable for being the first year to have a designated category for Rock music. In this newly created







Paul McCartney wrote his “Japanese Jailbird” memories

Feb 15, 1980 • Posted in A day in the life

Back from Japan, Paul McCartney decided to write his memories of this 9-days experience in a Japanese jail. As explained by Philip Norman: On his return home, he had recorded a video message to be shown on Japanese television, apologising to his tearful fans for his ‘mistake’ and giving a thumbs-up to his former guards.