Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #465 - 1/20/10

1980 - 30 Years Ago


1. In January 1980, Paul McCartney was arrested for marijuana possession and held in jail for several days in what country?: Japan
2. What band released their first album, Boy, in October 1980?
: U2
3. What singer starred in, and released the soundtrack to, One Trick Pony in October 1980?
: Paul Simon
4. This American country-rock band played its last show (for a long time) in July 1980, then released a live album in November 1980.
: Eagles
5. Steely Dan released their last album (for a long time) in November 1980; what was it?
: Gaucho
6. She had her only chart hit in a duet with KC of the Sunshine Band, "Yes I'm Ready," in early 1980.
: Teri DeSario
7. Who sang about a trip to "Fire Lake" in the spring of 1980?
: Bob Seger
8. What 1980 musical film featured John Travolta as a Texas oil rig worker who enjoyed country dancing and mechanical bull riding?
: "Urban Cowboy"
9. What former member of the Grateful Dead was killed on July 23, 1980, in a car accident?
: Keith Godchaux
10. What Clash album, released in January 1980 in the United States, featured someone smashing his bass on the cover?
: London Calling
11. His instrumental hit "Give It All You Got" was used as the theme for the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid.
: Chuck Mangione
12. He released his third album, Dirty Mind, in October 1980.
: Prince
13.What 1980 Bruce Springsteen double album included "Hungry Heart" and "Cadillac Ranch?"
: The River
14. His 1980 hit "Steal Away" bore more than a passing resemblance to the Doobie Brothers' "What a Fool Believes."
: Robbie Dupree
15. Actor Duncan Renaldo died on September 3, 1980. What 70s song by War was about his most famous character?
: "The Cisco Kid"
16. They released the New Wave classic "Love Will Tear Us Apart" in April 1980.
: Joy Division
17. Who had hits with "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Out" in 1980?
: Diana Ross

Bonus: Michael Jackson cried for real at the end of this 1980 hit from his Off the Wall album.: "She's Out of My Life"

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