1980 was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1980th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 980th year of the 2nd millennium, the 80th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1980s decade.
The 1980s (pronounced "nineteen-eighties", shortened to "the ' 80s") was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 1980, and ended on December 31, 1989.. The decade saw major socioeconomic change due to advances in technology and a worldwide move away from planned economies and towards laissez-faire capitalism.
The following is an overview of events in 1980 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths. Contents 1 Highest-grossing films (U.S.)
The 1980s was the decade that started on January 1, 1980 and ended on December 31, 1989. This decade (group of ten years) is sometimes called the "Greed decade" in English speaking countries. Unlike the 1960s and 1970s , this is when the word yuppie was used to describe "young urban professionals" – young adults who lived in cities and ...
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1980 studio album by Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson 1980 Studio album by Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson ReleasedFebruary 1980 RecordedAugust–October 1979 Genre Jazz-funk disco dance Length35:57 LabelArista Producer Malcolm Cecil Brian Jackson Gil Scott-Heron Gil Scott-Heron chronology Secrets 1980 Real Eyes Singles from 1980 "Shut 'Um Down" Released: March 1980 "Willing" Released: May 1980 1980 is a studio album by American vocalist Gil Scott-Heron and keyboardist Brian Jackson. It...
Scott-Heron and Jackson recorded the album from August to October 1979. Scott-Heron composed most of the songs, while Jackson arranged them all. Both musicians produced the album, alongside co-producer Malcolm Cecil. They were accompanied by a team of musicians that included drummer Harvey Mason, guitarist Marlo Henderson, and trombonist Bill Watrous. "Late Last Night" and "Shah MOT " were recorded with Jackson playing the T.O.N.T.O. synthesizer. Created by Cecil, the instrument combined vintage
According to The Quietus journalist Tristan Bath, 1980 and its predecessor Secrets departed from the jazz chords, faint keyboard, and Afrocentric themes of Scott-Heron and Jackson's previous recordings together in favor of "disco and futurist dance music tropes". In the opinion of Exclaim!'s David Dacks, 1980 features "a more overtly synthetic sound" than before for Scott-Heron, who showed he could "incorporate changing musical trends into his earthy jazz funk". On "Corners", the wah-wah guitar
—Jackson's liner notes to the album "Shut 'Um Down" features an anti-nuclear message, while "Alien " details the plight of illegal Mexican immigrants in California. "Push Comes to Shove" and "Willing" describe Scott-Heron's philosophy to pressures in life. "Late Last Night" was inspired by his touring life and the process of writing music, featuring an account of waking up in a hotel room with an idea for a song but being unable to find a paper or instrument to compose. The narrative ...
For the album's front cover, Scott-Heron and Jackson were photographed sitting alongside each other and in front of the T.O.N.T.O. synthesizer. Commenting on the photo in retrospect, Mark Sinker from The Wire said the two musicians appeared "foolish" wearing "Star Trek boots and Gary Numan overalls, posing in front of banks of computer technology". But he extended his interpretation of the photo to the creative "rut" Scott-Heron and Jackson might have been in during this period: "Their worship a
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The 1980 United States presidential election was the 49th quadrennial presidential election.It was held on Tuesday, November 4, 1980. Republican nominee Ronald Reagan defeated incumbent Democratic president Jimmy Carter in a landslide victory.
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The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad (Russian: И́гры XXII Олимпиа́ды, tr. Igry XXII Olimpiady) and commonly known as Moscow 1980 (Russian: Москва 1980, tr. Moskva 1980), were an international multi-sport event held from 19 July to 3 August 1980 in Moscow, Soviet Union, in present-day Russia.
Fame is a 1980 American teen musical drama film directed by Alan Parker.Set in New York City, it chronicles the lives and hardships of students attending the High School of Performing Arts (known today as Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School), from their auditions to their freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years.