1978 was a memorable year: The football Word Cup kicks off in Argentina; Cricketer Ian Botham becomes the first man in the history of the game to score a century and take 8 wickets in 1 innings of a Test match; Pope John Paul 1 succeeds Pope Paul VI as the 263rd Pope; and Charlie Chaplin’s coffin is stolen.
But for music aficionados the year has a special significance: KATE BUSH release her first single ‘Wuthering Heights’ and DEBBIE HARRY, with Blondie, releases the album ‘Parallel Lines’ which launches her as an international star.
Both these women have become legends in their own lifetimes; both created an individual style that has gone on to influence many other artists after them. Both were women whose success came at the tail end of a very male dominated 70s – but they went about it in very different ways.
Blondie celebrates 40 years making music and Kate bush celebrates a triumphant return to the concert stage – 35 years after her last, an only, tour.
Here is our tribute to two musical giants:
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