1982 in music

1982 in music

"See also:"
* 1982 in music (UK)
* list of 'years in music'


*January 15K.C. and the Sunshine Band's Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida.
*January 17Tommy Tucker, writer of "Hi Heel Sneakers", dies of carbon tetrachloride poisoning sustained while he was finishing floors in his home
*January 20Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off a live bat thrown at him during a performance.
*January 21B.B. King donates his personal record collection, which includes nearly 7,000 rare blues records, to the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture.
*February 13 – A 300 pound (136 kg) gravestone from the grave of Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant is stolen from an Orange Park, Florida cemetery. Police found the gravestone 2 weeks later in a dry river bed.
*February 20Pat Benatar marries her guitarist, Neil Giraldo on the Hawaiian island of Maui
*March 4Frank Zappa's son Dweezil and daughter Moon Unit form Fred Zeppelin
*March 5 – Comedian and Blues Brother John Belushi is found dead of an apparent drug overdose in the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles, California
*March 18Teddy Pendergrass is severely injured in a car accident in Philadelphia. Pendergrass' injuries result in him being paralyzed from the waist down
*March 19Ozzy Osbourne's lead guitarist, Randy Rhoads is killed in a freak accident in Leesburg, Florida when the plane he's riding in buzzes Osbourne's tour bus and crashes into a house. The plane's pilot and a female passenger are also killed.
*March 28 – In Los Angeles, California, David Crosby is arrested for possession of Quaaludes and drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of cocaine and carrying a concealed weapon
*March 29Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney release their single "Ebony and Ivory", which will remain at #1 for 7 weeks
*March 31The Doobie Brothers announce that they are breaking up
*April 15Billy Joel is seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Long Island, New York. Joel spends over a month in the hospital undergoing physical therapy for his hand.
*April 26Rod Stewart is mugged in Los Angeles, California. Stewart loses his $50,000 Porsche to the mugger, but was not hurt.
*May 26The Rolling Stones open their European tour in Aberdeen, Scotland.
*June 19 - Amy Grant marries Gary Chapman.
*August 17 – In Langenhagen near Hanover, Germany began the first mass production of the compact disc.
*August 28 - Eric Burdon getting arrested after a show at the Rockpalast in Cologne
*September 7 – The musical "Cats" begins its 18 year run on Broadway
*September 22The Who begin their only formally-announced "farewell" tour in Washington, D.C.
*November 5 – First broadcast of The Tube was shown on Channel 4 in the UK.
*November – Most successful group of the 70s Abba release their final two singles "Under Attack" followed by the re-release of 1977's "Thank You For The Music". But a split is never officially announced.
*December 1"Thriller" is released by superstar Michael Jackson and goes on to be greatest selling album of all time, with 104 million units sold worldwide
*The first compact discs appear in music stores in Asia.
*A benefit concert takes place in Downey, California to replace the guitars belonging to Daniel Amos which were stolen early in the year. Performers included Tom Howard, Mark Heard and Randy Stonehill.
*Madonna signs on to Warner Bros. Records and both Sire Records
*Janet Jackson releases first recording
*Caution and Plee Fresh begin recording; this is the birth of a distinctively Chicago sound in hip hop music
*Lee Aaron's solo career begins
*Ronnie James Dio leaves Black Sabbath for solo career
*Wendy O. Williams leaves the Plasmatics for a solo career

Bands formed

*Culture Club
*The Smiths
*Seona Dancing
*Eight Seconds
*Faith No More
*Napalm Death
*Armored Saint
*Skinny Puppy
*Nitzer Ebb
*Alien Sex Fiend
*The Pogues
*Soda Stereo
*Beat Happening
*Big Black
*The Celibate Rifles
*Del Amitri
*Everything But The Girl
*Public Enemy
*Flesh for Lulu
*Suicidal Tendencies
*The Toasters
*They Might Be Giants
*X Japan

Bands disbanded

*ABBA (retired)
*Adam And The Ants
*Bad Company (they reform in 1986)
*Blondie (they reform in 1997)
*The Doobie Brothers (they reform in 1988)
*The Eagles (they reform in 1994)
*The Jam
*The Only Ones
*The Average White Band (they reform in 1989)
*The Teardrop Explodes
*The Skids
*The Wild Swans (they reform in 1985)

Albums released

*"Thriller" – Michael Jackson (greatest selling album of all time)
*"Age To Age" – Amy Grant
*"Album - Generic Flipper" – Flipper
*"All Four One" – The Motels
*"" – Brian Eno
*"American Fool" – John Cougar Mellencamp
*"Another Day/Another Dollar" – Gang of Four
*"The Anvil" – Visage
*"Are You Ready" – Bucks Fizz
*"Asia" – Asia
*"Avalon" – Roxy Music
*"Back from Samoa" – Angry Samoans
*"Bad Brains" – Bad Brains
*"Barry Live in Britain" – Barry Manilow
*"Bean-Spill" (EP) – The Minutemen
*"Beat" – King Crimson
*"Beautiful Vision" – Van Morrison
*"Before a Word Is Said" – Gowen, Miller, Sinclair, Tomkins
*"Big Science" – Laurie Anderson
*"Black Metal" – Venom
*"Black Tiger" – Y&T
*"Blackout" – Scorpions
*"The Blue Mask" – Lou Reed
*"Bobbie Sue" – The Oak Ridge Boys
*"Branigan" – Laura Branigan
*"The Broadsword and the Beast" – Jethro Tull
*"A Broken Frame" – Depeche Mode
*"Business as Usual" – Men at Work (US)
*"Chicago 16" – Chicago
*"Choose Your Masques" – Hawkwind
*"Chris Rea" – Chris Rea
*"Christ – The Album" – Crass
*"Chronic Town" (EP) – R.E.M.
*"Church of Hawkwind" – Hawkwind
*"Circus Animals" – Cold Chisel
*"Coda" – Led Zeppelin
*"Comeback" - Eric Burdon
*"Combat Rock" – The Clash
*"Complete Madness" – Madness (greatest hits)
*"Computer Games" – George Clinton
*"Creatures of the Night" – Kiss
*"Damaged" – Black Flag
*"Dawn Patrol" – Night Ranger
*"Death Wish II" – Jimmy Page
*"The Distance" – Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
*"Diver Down" – Van Halen
*"Donna Summer" – Donna Summer
*"The Dreaming" – Kate Bush
*"D.S. al Coda" – National Health
*"Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2" – Eagles
*"The Early Tapes/Strategy" – Level 42
*"Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy (Debut)
*"English Settlement" – XTC
*"Enter K" – Peter Hammill
*"Everything Falls Apart" – Hüsker Dü
*"…Famous Last Words…" – Supertramp
*"Fantastic" – Wham!
*"Fast Women & Slow Horses" – Dr. Feelgood
*"Five Miles Out" – Mike Oldfield
*"Flex Your Head" – Various Artists
*"Flieg' Vogel flieg'" – Hans-Joachim Roedelius
*"Forever Now" – The Psychedelic Furs
*"Forging Ahead" – Bad Manners
*"Friend or Foe" – Adam Ant
*"Gap Band IV" – The Gap Band
*"Garista" –
*"Garlands" – Cocteau Twins
*"The Getaway" – Chris de Burgh
*"Get Nervous" – Pat Benatar
*"The Gift" – The Jam
*"Going Where the Lonely Go" - Merle Haggard
*"Groovy Decay" – Robyn Hitchcock
*"H2O" – Daryl Hall & John Oates
*"Hello, I Must Be Going!" – Phil Collins
*"Here Comes the Night" – Barry Manilow
*"Hérésie" – Virgin Prunes
*"Hex Enduction Hour" – The Fall
*"The High and the Mighty" – Donnie Iris
*"Homotopy to Marie" – Nurse With Wound
*"Hot Space" – Queen
*"Hour Live" – Toots & the Maytals
*"How Could Hell Be Any Worse?" – Bad Religion (debut full-length)
*"Humans Only" – Earthstar
*"The Hunter" – Blondie
*"I, Assassin" – Gary Numan
*"I Paralyze" – Cher
*"Identity Crisis" – Sweet (final album)
*"...If I Die, I Die" – Virgin Prunes
*"Imperial Bedroom" – Elvis Costello & the Attractions
*"In the Name of Love" – Thompson Twins
*"Iron Fist" – Motörhead
*"It's Alright (I See Rainbows)" – Yoko Ono
*"It's Hard" – The Who
*"The John Lennon Collection" – John Lennon
*"Junkyard" – The Birthday Party (final album)
*"Kansuigyo" – Miyuki Nakajima
*"Keep On Doing" – The Roches
*"Kenny G" – Kenny G (debut)
*"A Kiss in the Dreamhouse" – Siouxsie And The Banshees
*"Kissing to Be Clever" – Culture Club
*"La Folie" – The Stranglers
*"Langkah Berikutnya" (and then "Tokoh-Tokoh") – Ebiet G. Ade
*"The Lee Aaron Project" – Lee Aaron
*"Leichenschrei" – SPK
*"Lexicon of Love" – ABC
*"Lionel Richie" - Lionel Richie
*"Live Evil" – Black Sabbath
*"Living My Life" – Grace Jones
*"Love over Gold" – Dire Straits
*"Love Will Turn You Around" – Kenny Rogers
*"Meat Puppets" – Meat Puppets (debut)
*"Mesopotamia" – The B-52's
*"Metal on Metal" – Anvil
*"Miami" – The Gun Club
*"Midnight Love" – Marvin Gaye
*"Milo Goes to College" – The Descendents
*"Mirage" – Fleetwood Mac
*"Mommy's Little Monster" – Social Distortion
*"Mondialement vôtre" – Dalida
*"Music for a New Society" – John Cale
*"Naked" – Sex Gang Children
*"Nebraska" – Bruce Springsteen
*"New Britain" – Whitehouse
*"New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)" – Simple Minds
*"Night and Day" – Joe Jackson
*"The Nightfly" – Donald Fagen
*"1999" – Prince
*"Nona" – Nona Hendryx
*"Nothing Can Stop Us" – Robert Wyatt
*"Nothing to Fear" – Oingo Boingo
*"Now and Forever" – Air Supply
*"Now Then..." – Stiff Little Fingers
*"Nugent" – Ted Nugent
*"The Number of the Beast" – Iron Maiden
*"Nylon Curtain" – Billy Joel
*"Offene Türen" – Hans-Joachim Roedelius
*"Oh, No! It's Devo" – Devo
*"On Land" – Brian Eno
*"1+9+8+2" – Status Quo
*"One to One" – Carole King
*"The One Giveth, the Count Taketh Away" - Bootsy Collins
*"One Vice at a Time" – Krokus
*"Only Theatre of Pain" – Christian Death (debut)
*"Oriental Beat" – Hanoi Rocks
*"The Party's Over" – Talk Talk
*"Peter Gabriel" also known as "Security" – Peter Gabriel
*"Pictures at Eleven" – Robert Plant (former Led Zeppelin Vocalist's solo debut)
*"Picture This" – Huey Lewis & The News
*"Plastic Surgery Disasters" - Dead Kennedys
*"Pornography" – The Cure
*"Power Play" – April Wine
*"Prairie SerenadeRiders in the Sky
*"Private Audition" – Heart
*"Psychopathia Sexualis" – Whitehouse
*"The Pursuit of Accidents" – Level 42
*"The Record" – Fear
*"Revelations" – Killing Joke
*"Rio" – Duran Duran
*"The Rise & Fall" – Madness
*"Rock in a Hard Place" – Aerosmith
*"Room To LiveThe Fall
*"Rough Diamonds" – Bad Company
*"Ruff Cuts EP" – Twisted Sister
*"Saints & Sinners" – Whitesnake
*"Screaming Blue Murder" – Girlschool
*"Screaming for Vengeance" – Judas Priest
*"Send Me A Lullaby" – The Go-Betweens
*"Set" – Thompson Twins
*"Shabooh Shoobah" – INXS
*"Shoot Out the Lights" – Richard and Linda Thompson
*"Signals" – Rush
*"Silk Electric" – Diana Ross
*"" – ABBA
*"The Sky's Gone Out" – Bauhaus
*"Sleepwalking" – Gerry Rafferty
*"Somewhere in Afrika" – Manfred Mann's Earth Band
*"Songs of the Free" – Gang of Four
*"Sonic Youth" – Sonic Youth
*"Speak of the Devil" – Ozzy Osbourne (Live)
*"Spécial Dalida" – Dalida
*"Stand by Your Man" (EP) – Motörhead & Girlschool
*"Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium" – Stevie Wonder
*"Stink" – The Replacements
*"Straight Between the Eyes" – Rainbow
*"Sweets From a Stranger" – Squeeze
*"10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1" - Midnight Oil
*"Tenebrae" – Simonetti-Morante-Pignatelli (Goblin)
*"The Golden Age of Wireless" – Thomas Dolby
*"Three Lock Box" – Sammy Hagar
*"Three Sides Live" – Genesis
*"Time and Tide" – Split Enz
*"" – Eric Clapton (Best of 1969-1979)
*"Too Fast for Love" – Mötley Crüe (debut re-release)
*"Too-Rye-Ay" – Dexys Midnight Runners
*"Toto IV" – Toto
*"Tough" – Kurtis Blow
*"Trance" – Chris & Cosey
*"Troops of Tomorrow" – The Exploited
*"Tug of War" – Paul McCartney
*"The Tunes of Two Cities" – The Residents
*"TV Party" (EP) – Black Flag
*"2x45" – Cabaret Voltaire
*"2XS" – Nazareth
*"Under the Big Black Sun" – X
*"Under the Blade" – Twisted Sister (debut album)
*"Underwater Kites" – The Modern Art (debut)
*"Upstairs at Eric's" – Yazoo
*"Vs" – Mission of Burma
*"Walk Among Us" - The Misfits
*"Wasted Youth" – Girl
*"What Time Is It?" – The Time
*"White Eagle" – Tangerine Dream
*"Wiped Out" – Raven
*"Zapp II" – Zapp
*"Zipper Catches Skin" – Alice Cooper
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Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest [http://tsort.info/music/yr1982.htm chart positions] in the charts of 1982.

Chronological Table of US and UK Number One Hit Singles

UK Number One Singles and Artist
(Weeks at Number One)
US Number One Singles and Artist
(Weeks at Number One)

"Don't You Want Me" – Human League (3 weeks in 1981 + 2 weeks in 1982)
"Land of Make Believe" – Bucks Fizz (2)
"Oh Julie" – Shakin' Stevens (1)
"The Model" – Kraftwerk (1)
"Town Called Malice" – The Jam (3)
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" – Tight Fit (3)
"Seven Tears" – Goombay Dance Band (3)
"My Camera Never Lies" – Bucks Fizz (1)
"Ebony and Ivory" – Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder (3)
"A Little Peace" – Nicole (2)
"House of Fun" – Madness (2)
"Goody Two Shoes" – Adam Ant (2)
"I've Never Been to Me" – Charlene (1)
"Happy Talk" – Captain Sensible (2)
"Come on Eileen" – Dexy's Midnight Runners (4) best selling single of the year
"Eye of the Tiger" – Survivor (4)
"Pass the Dutchie" – Musical Youth (3)
"Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" – Culture Club (3)
"I Don't Wanna Dance" – Eddy Grant (3)
"Beat Surrender" – The Jam (2)
"Save Your Love" – Renee & Renato (2 weeks in 1982 + 2 weeks in 1983)

"Physical" – Olivia Newton-John (6 weeks in 1981 + 4 weeks in 1982) best selling single of the year
"I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" – Daryl Hall & John Oates (1)
"Centerfold" – J. Geils Band (6)
"I Love Rock 'N Roll" – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (7)
"Titles" – Vangelis (1)
"Ebony And Ivory" – Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder (7)
"Don't You Want Me" – Human League (3)
"Eye Of The Tiger" – Survivor (6)
"Abracadabra" – Steve Miller Band (2)
"Hard To Say I'm Sorry" – Chicago (2)
"Jack And Diane" – John Cougar (4)
"Who Can It Be Now?" – Men at Work (1)
"Up Where We Belong" – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes (3)
"Truly" – Lionel Richie (2)
"Mickey" – Toni Basil (1)
"Maneater" – Daryl Hall & John Oates (2 weeks in 1982 + 2 weeks in 1983)
"Or see: Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1982"

Other notable singles of the year

*"867-5309/Jenny" – Tommy Tutone
*"Theme From Harry's Game" – Clannad
*"'65 Love Affair" – Paul Davis
*"Any Day Now" – Ronnie Milsap
*"Bad to the Bone" – George Thorogood & The Destroyers
*"Blue Eyes" – Elton John
*"Burning Up" – Madonna
*"Dancing in the street" - Van Halen
*"Don't Talk to Strangers" – Rick Springfield
*"Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" – Culture Club
*"Don't Stop Believin'Journey
*"Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)" – Elton John
*"Even the Nights Are Better" - Air Supply
*"Eye In The Sky" – The Alan Parsons Project
*"Eye of the Tiger" – Survivor
*"Freeze Frame" – J. Geils Band
*"Gloria" – Laura Branigan
*"Head Over Heels" – ABBA
*"Heart Attack" – Olivia Newton-John
*"Heartbreaker" – Dionne Warwick
*"Hungry Like The Wolf" – Duran Duran
*"Hurts So Good" – John Cougar
*"I Ran (So Far Away)" – A Flock of Seagulls
*"I Will Always Love You" – Dolly Parton
*"Iron Fist" – Motörhead
*"Jack and Diane" – John Cougar
*"Let's Get It Up" – AC/DC
*"Listen" – Stiff Little Fingers
*"Love Will Turn You Around" – Kenny Rogers
*"Maid Of Orleans" – OMD
*"The Message" – Grandmaster Flash
*"Only You" – Yazoo
*"Open Arms" – Journey
*"Planet Rock" – Afrika Bambaataa
*"Pretty Woman" Van Halen
*"Rock the Casbah" – The Clash
*"Roll Me Away" – Bob Seger
*"Run To The Hills" – Iron Maiden
*"Should I Stay or Should I Go" – The Clash
*"Southern_Cross_%28Crosby%2C_Stills_and_Nash_song%29" – Crosby, Stills, and Nash
*"That Girl" – Stevie Wonder
*"Waiting for a Girl Like You" – Foreigner
*"Why" – Carly Simon
*"Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" by A Flock of Seagulls
*"You and I" – Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle

Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 Hits of 1982

# PhysicalOlivia Newton-John
# Eye of the TigerSurvivor
# I Love Rock and Roll – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
# Ebony and IvoryPaul McCartney/Stevie Wonder
# Centerfold – J. Geils Band
# Don't You Want Me – The Human League
# Jack and Diane – John Cougar
# Hurts So Good – John Cougar
# Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band
# Hard to Say I'm Sorry – Chicago
# Tainted LoveSoft Cell
# Chariots of FireVangelis
# Harden My Heart – Quarterflash
# Rosanna – Toto
# I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) – Hall & Oates
# 867-5309/Jenny – Tommy Tutone
# Key Largo – Bertie Higgins
# You Should Hear How She Talks About You – Melissa Manchester
# Waiting for a Girl Like You – Foreigner
# Don't Talk to Strangers – Rick Springfield
# The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known) – Juice Newton
# Always on My MindWillie Nelson
# Shake It Up – The Cars
# Let It WhipThe Dazz Band
# We Got the Beat – The Go-Go's
# The Other Woman – Ray Parker Jr.
# Turn Your Love Around – George Benson
# Sweet Dreams – Air Supply
# Only the Lonely – The Motels
# Who Can It Be Now? – Men at Work
# Hold Me – Fleetwood Mac
# Eye in the Sky – Alan Parsons Project
# Let's Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire
# Open Arms – Journey
# Leader of the Band – Dan Fogelberg
# Leather and Lace – Stevie Nicks/Don Henley
# Even the Nights Are Better – Air Supply
# I've Never Been to Me – Charlene
# '65 Love Affair – Paul Davis
# Heat of the Moment – Asia

Published popular music

* "Key Largo" w.m. Sonny Limbo & Bertie Higgins
*"Let's Go to the Movies" w. Martin Charnin m. Charles Strouse from the film version of the musical "Annie"
*"Sandy (Dumb Dog)" w. Martin Charnin m. Charles Strouse from the film version of the musical "Annie"
*"Sign!" w. Martin Charnin w. Martin Charnin m. Charles Strouse from the film version of the musical "Annie"
*"St. Elsewhere theme song" m. Dave Grusin
* "Up Where We Belong" w. Will Jennings m. Buffy Sainte-Marie & Jack Nitzsche
*"We Got Annie" w. Martin Charnin m. Charles Strouse from the film version of the musical "Annie"
*"Where Everybody Knows Your Name" w.m. Judy Hart Angelo & Gary Portnoy, theme from the TV series "Cheers"
*"Without Us" w. Tom Scott m. Jeff Barry, theme from the TV series "Family Ties"

Classical music

*Hans Abrahamsen – "Nacht und Trompeten"
*George Crumb – "Pastoral Drone" for organ
*George Crumb – "Trio for Strings"
*Mario Davidovsky – "Sting Trio" for violin, viola, violoncello
*Ross Edwards – "Piano Concerto in A"
*Daron Hagen – "Echo's Songs"
*Rudolf Komorous – "Serenade for Strings"
*Mel Powell – "String Quartet"
*Robert Simpson – String Quartet no. 9, "32 Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Haydn"
*Tōru Takemitsu – "Rain Coming" for chamber orchestra
*Tōru Takemitsu – "Rain Spell" for flute, clarinet, harp, piano and vibraphone
*Jay Ungar – "Ashokan Farewell"


*Nicolas Flagello – "The Judgment of St Francis "
*Stephen Paulus – "The Postman Always Rings Twice"

Musical theater

* "Andy Capp (Alan Price) – London production opened at the Aldwych Theatre on September 28 and ran for 99 performances
* "Cats" (Andrew Lloyd Webber) – Broadway production opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on October 7 and ran for 7485 performances
* "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" (Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice) – Broadway production opened at the Royale Theatre on January 27 and ran for 747 performances
* "Little Shop of Horrors" off-Broadway production opened at the Orpheum Theatre on July 27 and ran for 2209 performances
* "Nine" Broadway production opened at the 46th Street Theatre on May 9 and ran for 729 performances
* "Pirates Of Penzance" London revival
* "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" (Saul Chaplin, Gene de Paul and Johnny Mercer) – Broadway production opened at the Alvin Theatre on July 8 and ran for 5 performances
* "Song and Dance" (Andrew Lloyd Webber) – London production opened at the Palace Theatre on April 7 and ran for 781 performances

Musical films

* "Annie"
* "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"
* "Grease 2"
* "HMS Pinafore"
* "Iolanthe"
* "The Mikado"
* "Patience"
* "Pink Floyd The Wall"
* "Pirates of Penzance"
* "Ruddigore"
* "The Sorcerer"
* "Victor/Victoria"
* "The Yeomen Of The Guard"

Musical television

* "Live at Austin City Limits"
* "Sweeney Todd"
* "Liquid Sky"


*January 18Quinn Allman, guitarist (The Used)
*March 20Nick Wheeler, The All-American Rejects
*April 26Jon Lee, S Club 7
*May 18Eric West
*June 14 - Lang Lang, pianist
*July 7Cassidy, rapper
*August 28LeAnn Rimes, singer
*September 22Billie Piper, singer and actress
*October 18Ne-Yo, R&B singer
*December 23 - Beatriz Luengo
*December 24Robert Carmine, Rooney


*January 17Tommy Tucker, songwriter
* January 30Stanley Holloway, English actor and singer
*February 17Thelonious Monk, jazz pianist
*February 21Murray the K, disc jockey
*March 5John Belushi, entertainer of "The Blues Brothers" fame
*March 19Randy Rhoads, guitarst
*March 24Aileen Stanley, singer
*march 29Carl Orff, German composer, famous for the choral work "Carmina Burana"
*April 2Sam Coslow, songwriter and sometime singer
*May 1William Primrose, violist
*May 8Neil Bogart, 39, Owner of Casablanca Records, cancer
*May 15Joëlle, French singer, drug overdose
*May 16Adriano Correia de Oliveira, Portuguese composer and singer (b. 1942)
*June 15Art Pepper, 56, jazz saxophonist
*July 9Wingy Manone, jazz trumpeter
*July 28Keith Green, gospel singer, plane crash
*September 1Clifford Curzon, pianist
*September 17Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (b. 1937)
*October 4Glenn Gould, pianist
*October 16
**Jakov Gotovac, composer and conductor
**Mario del Monaco, operatic tenor
*October 29William Lloyd Webber, British organist and composer (b. 1914)
*November 16Al Haig, jazz pianist


Grammy Awards

*Grammy Awards of 1982

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

*Eurovision Song Contest 1982


List of No. 1 Hits

*Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1982

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