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Lost Notes Season Three – This Album Saved 1980 Presented By KCRW
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Lost Notes Season Three – Music Documentary Podcast Presented By KCRW

KCRW’s Lost Notes Season Three presents: This Album Saved 1980
Thursday, October 1st, 2020, at 7PM PDT

To celebrate the release of Lost Notes Season Three, join us for an epic conversation about the albums that made a forever stamp on 1980.

KCRW’s Lost Notes Season Three is all about 1980 — a monumental year in popular music with its immense losses, revolutions, redefinitions and reformations. The decade stumbled into its own brilliance as time went on, but there is so much to look at in just that first year! Prince and Kurtis Blow were bringing new energy to traditional R&B sounds. David Bowie gave us Scary Monsters and a look into his transition of 70s to 80s. Motorhead dropped Ace of Spades, a key crossover between the punk and metal scenes. And there’s so much more…

At the virtual table will be Lost Notes Season Three host Hanif Abdurraqib, KCRW DJs Anne Litt and Eric J. Lawrence, music journalist and historian Dart Adams, and YOU. Bring your favorite album from 1980, we just may ask you to share.

Free for KCRW Members, donation required for non-members ($1 or more)

More About Lost Notes
Lost Notes: 1980 explores the uncovered corners of this storied year. Each episode conjures new looks at familiar artists, examining their work and their life through a uniquely personal lens. Topics include: The first full-length album from the Sugarhill Gang which set the stakes for an entirely new genre of music; how record producers set out to bring Minnie Riperton back to life; how Stevie Wonder delivered on the comeback he was due; an Ian Curtis song that the fallen singer’s bandmates used to birth New Order; a reflection on the concert that the South African government never wanted Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba to perform; how punk singer Darby Crash tried to rise to immortality, but was interrupted when John Lennon passed away the very next day; how Grace Jones rose from disco’s death rattle — reinforced and reimagined — into a new decade freshly obsessed with risk.

Episodes from Lost Notes’ first season were listed among the best podcast episodes of 2018 by Audible Feast, The Bello Collective, and Indiewire, praising its “outside looks at some of the best music-related tales of decades past.” The second season of Lost Notes received additional accolades. Hosted by veteran music journalist and author Jessica Hopper, Lost Notes was deemed among the top podcasts of 2019 by Vulture, IndieWire, Los Angeles Daily News, Stereogum, The Verge, uDiscover Music, and Podcast Review (A Los Angeles Review of Books Channel).

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