The year was 1979

New Wave has its ace with Blondie ‘s Hearth of Glass, Rod Stewart takes the world by storm with Da Ya Think I ‘m sexy as does Kiss with I was made for loving you and Queen with Another One Bites the Dust. A great tragedy occurs in December in Cincinnati when eleven people die at a WHO concert crushed by the crowd .

The Police became international stars with their planetary hit Message in a Bottle. Covers include those with: Led Zeppelin,Keith Emerson, Judas Priest, the Pretenders, Dire Straits, Iggy Pop, the Blues Brother and Elvis Costello.

Sid Vicious dies in this year. The best-selling single of the year is My Sharona by the Knacks, and Zeppelin’s album In Through the Out Door remains number one for many weeks in the U.S.