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1982: The inaugural British Phonographic Industry Awards are held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" is given the nod as Best British Single, Adam And The Ants win Best British Album for "Kings Of The Wild Frontier" and John Lennon is honored posthumously for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.

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3rd 1978: The TV movie Dead Man's Curve, which was based on the lives of Jan And Dean, airs on ABC. The film features cameo appearances by Dick Clark, Wolfman Jack, and Beach Boys' Mike Love and Bruce Johnston. Jan Berry himself and his parents appear in the audience at the end of the movie.

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1980: Despite controversy over the song's lyrics, which reference teen pregnancy and promote contraception, the English ska band The Specials topped the UK chart with "Too Much Too Young".

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1965: At the Arthur Smith Studios in Charlotte, North Carolina, James Brown records "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", which will reach #8 on the Billboard Pop chart and #1 on the R&B chart the following August and later win a Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blues Recording.

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1981: Blondie tops the Cashbox Best Sellers list and The Billboard Hot 100 with "The Tide Is High", a song written and recorded in 1967 by John Holt and his Kingston, Jamaica band, The Paragons.

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