The Beatles play together for the last time to record George Harrison‘s rocking prophecy, I Me Mine.
Release of Blondie dance-rock/disco single Heart of Glass, which tops the US and UK charts. ( Blondie site )
It’s one of the first songs to feature the new Roland CR-78 drum machine, Roland’s first, analog and powered by an Intel CPU. (Blondie purchased theirs in downtown Manhattan.)
Roland’s TR-808 is released in 1980. The Roland Jupiter-4 synth, as part of ‘the Compuphonic system’ (digital control of analog circuits), uses TWO Intel 8048s. (*) (*)(*)
CR-78 demo BBC:Heart of Glass doc BBC:Blondie-One Way Or Another (doc)