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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1979.

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Also in 1979[edit]Edit

November 30, Pink Floyd released "The Wall" rising to top spot on the US charts for fifteen weeks.

Singles releasedEdit

London Calling - The Clash

Transmission - Joy Division

Outdoor Miner - Wire (band)

Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus

Are 'Friends' Electric? - Tubeway Army

Heart of Glass (song) - Blondie

Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) - Neil Young

Boys Don't Cry - The Cure

Electricity - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Map Ref. 41°N 93°W - Wire (band)

Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello

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