1979

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The Vapors – In Session – 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Most everyone remembers The Vapors for their sole hit, Turning Japanese, which soared to #3 on the UK charts and #36 on the Billboard Hot 100. And I suppose there are worse fates than to be forever known as the band who gave the world Turning Japanese. But truths to...

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February 16, 1979 – Flight From Tehran

February 16, 1979 – a day of evacuation, confusion and purges in Tehran, and a day of logger-heads in Mexico City. In Iran, the escape was on, and hundreds of American nationals were lining up at Tehran Airport to get the next flight out. Meanwhile, the purge was on, with...

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January 25, 1979 – Postcards From Tehran

With no end in sight and protests continuing and becoming more violent, the situation in Iran on this day in 1979 was anything but resolved. The Pro and Anti-Shah factions were battling it out in the streets of Tehran and it was only escalating with each passing day.  As of...

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Lee Konitz Live At The Art Park Jazz Festival 1979 – Past Daily Downbeat

It helps, a lot: Become a Patron! From NPR’s legendary and much lamented Jazz Alive! series comes this weekend’s Downbeat post. Recorded at the 3rd Annual Art Park Jazz Festival in Lewiston New York, between September 1-3, 1979 and featuring the Lee Konitz Nonet. He performed successfully in a wide...

The Tourists – In Concert – 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Tourists for a Monday night – Live At The Paris Theatre, London – June 23, 1979 – BBC Radio 1. The Tourists had a reasonable following in the U.S., but nothing compared to the success when Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart left to form The Eurythmics. Guitarists Peet Coombes...

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November 5, 1979 – The View From Tehran: Taking An Embassy Or Two. A Hostage Drama Unfolds.

News for this November 5th in 1979 was about the worsening situation between Washington and Tehran – all over demands of the Ayatollah Khomeini government to return the Shah to Tehran from New York, where he was undergoing Cancer treatment. The State Department refused to extradite the Shah and crowds...