Here is the answer to the 80s timeline:

 

  1. Mt. St. Helens erupted in Washington, killing 57 people and costing the country $3 billion in damages.
  2. Carrol O’Connor began the All in the Family spinoff grieving over wife Edith at Archie Bunker’s place. 
  3. Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda showed the world that nine to five was all takin and no givin. In 1980 and in that’s year, Blondie was looking for more of a Jamaican feel to her music, she and her producer  hired a ton of percussionist, but according to both of them they only ended up using  "8 tracks of drum sticks tapping on a piano bench."…. I’m glad that wasn’t my money. Here is “The Tide is High”