Year 1982 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 27 Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" opens Off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre in NYC
  • Oct 1 Marvin Gaye releases his last studio album "Midnight Love" featuring single "Sexual Healing"
  • Oct 7 Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway, NYC; runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000, wins 7 Tony and 1 Grammy Award
  • Nov 30 "Thriller", 6th studio album by Michael Jackson is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1984, best-selling album of all time, Billboard Album of the Year 1983)
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Music Awards in 1982

  • Jan 25 9th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogers win
  • Feb 24 24th Grammy Awards: "Bette Davis Eyes", "Double Fantasy" win
  • Apr 24 27th Eurovision Song Contest: Nicole for Germany wins singing "Ein biƟchen Frieden" in Harrogate
  • Apr 29 17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Merle Haggard, and Barbara Mandrell win
  • Jun 7 16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell wins
  • Oct 7 Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway, NYC; runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000, wins 7 Tony and 1 Grammy Award
  • Oct 11 16th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson & Ricky Skaggs win

Musicians Married in 1982

  • Jan 8 Ice skater Dorothy Hamill (25) marries singer and actor Dean Paul Martin (30) (divorced 1983)
  • Jun 26 American pop singer Marie Osmond weds college student Steve Craig; divorce in 1985
  • Jul 4 Former Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (33) weds music manager and concert promoter Sharon Arden (29) in Maui, Hawaii

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