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October 8, 1980 in Music History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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Music History

After playing two shows at the Madison Square Garden, Bob Marley collapsed in Central Park while jogging, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital

Birthdays in Music

Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon, American actor and rapper ("Love Don't Cost a Thing"), and television personality, born in San Diego, California

Deaths in Music

  • Maurice Martenot, French cellist, WWI radio telegrapher, and instrument inventor (ondes Martenot), dies at 81
1980 in Music