1980’s

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September 1, 1980 – Celebrating In Warsaw – Breath Holding In Tehran – Campaign ’80 Officially Starts –

September 1, 1980 – CBS Radio – Hourly (5:00 pm) news + The World Tonight -Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 1, 1980 – a lot happening, this news day. Word from Warsaw that a celebration was underway. The Gdańsk Agreement accord was reached as a direct result of the...

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Getting The Fear – In Session – 1984 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Getting the Fear were an English band of the 1980s. Its members were Barry (Jepson), Buzz (David Burrows), Aki Nawaz (Haq Quershi), and Bee (Paul Hampshire). The band was formed largely of former members of Southern Death Cult, with the exception of the singer Bee who replaced Ian Astbury on...

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August 18, 1981 – The Budget Deficit And Increased Defense Spending – Reagan On Air Traffic Controllers: “I’m Sure They Were Nice People” – Cracking Down On Crime.

August 18, 1981 – CBS Radio – Frontline Report – World News Roundup – Newsbreak – 9:00 news – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. August 18, 1981 – President Reagan was front-and-center in this news this day. Worries over the budget deficit had many scrambling to figure out what went and...

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China Crisis – In Concert From Madrid – 1984 – Past Daily Soundbooth

China Crisis – live in Madrid – January 5, 1984 – Radio Nacional España – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – China Crisis in concert to end the week. Recorded for Spanish radio on January 5, 1984. They formed in 1979 in Kirkby, near Liverpool, Merseyside with a core of vocalist/keyboardist...

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Go West – Live in Concert – 1985 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Go West – in concert via BBC – December 5, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Go West in concert. Continuing our dive into the ’80 for a look back to see what we’ve missed, what was embedded in our psyche’s and what we’re still listening to, all these...

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August 12, 1984 – The Ticket Of Mondale-Ferraro – Reagan: “Never Say Never” – A Bumper Crop Of Ragweed

August 12, 1984. A historic August for politics. At the Democratic Convention, Presidential candidate Walter Monday chose former New York Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate. Ferraro was the first female vice-presidential nominee representing a major American political party. She served in the United States House of Representatives from...

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August In Ulster – An Update On The Troubles In 1982 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Troubles – ask most Americans what that phrase means and they will be hard pressed to answer. To most, living far across the Atlantic, on another continent, the situation in Northern Ireland was a series of reports of bombings and killings and protests and military crackdowns but not really...

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UB40 – In Concert – Brighton Pavilion – 1985 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

UB40 – In Concert – Brighton Pavilion – 1985 – BBC Radio 1 – UB40 this weekend. Recorded at Brighton Pavilion in 1985 for BBC Radio 1’s In Concert series. The band members began as friends who knew each other from various schools across Birmingham, England. The name “UB40” was...

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A Word Or Two With The Blasters – 1981 – Past Daily Talking Music

The Blasters – in conversation with Joe Benson – The Local Music Show – November 1981 – KLOS – Mike Devich Collection L.A.’s very own Blasters, in conversation at KLOS with Joe Benson and The Local Music Show from November 1981. By now, The Blasters have become an institution. A...