Not that child abuse was anything new in 1980, it's just that Pat Benatar brought the problem up front and center with her big radio hit that year, Hell Is For Children.  A cleverly written lyric with the music building in both volume and intensity, it became huge at rock radio and a requirement at any Pat Benatar concert.  You remember it don't you?  Come by and see at 5:20pm today.  Out of town?  Listen live on-line.

It's good to see aging rockers holding it together.  Here is Benatar just 2 years ago.