Year 1980 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Awards in 1980

Musicians Married in 1980

  • Jul 16 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (31) weds award-winning arranger Bruce Sudano (31) in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 31 American Baptist minister Al Sharpton (26) weds American back-up singer (to James Brown) Kathy Jordan; separate in 2004
  • Nov 24 American ballet dancer and political commentator Ronald Reagan Jr (22) weds American clinical psychologist Doria Palmieri (27), until her death in 2014

Musicians Divorces in 1980

  • Feb 8 Model Angie Bowie (30) divorces British singer David Bowie (33) after just under 10 years of marriage