Year 1978 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Awards in 1978

  • Jan 16 5th American Music Awards: Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & Conway Twitty win
  • Feb 23 20th Grammy Awards: "Hotel California"; Fleetwood Mac; Debbie Boone win
  • Apr 12 13th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers and Crystal Gayle win
  • Apr 22 23rd Eurovision Song Contest: Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta for Israel wins singing "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" in Paris
  • Oct 9 12th Country Music Association Award: Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle, and Don Williams win
  • Oct 11 Columbia Records releases "52nd Street", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's sixth studio album; it becomes his 1st chart-topper, and wins 3 Grammy Awards

Musicians Married in 1978

  • Feb 14 Country singer Roger Miller (42) weds Mary Arnold
  • Apr 11 Singer Aretha Franklin marries second husband actor Glynn Turman (divorced 1984)
  • May 8 Singer Donny Osmond (20) weds Debra Glenn (19) at Salt Lake Temple in Utah

Musicians Divorces in 1978

  • May 1 Actress and model Bianca Jagger files for divorce from Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger after 7 years of marriage on the grounds of his adultery with model Jerry Hall

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