1981

Dexys Midnight Runners

Dexys Midnight Runners – In Session – 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Most people recall Dexys Midnight Runners as the band who gave us Come On Eileen, one of the big pop hits that defined the 1980s. But they were a lot more than a one hit band (they had another big hit, Geno, which was big in the UK and not...

F-14 returning from mission - August 1981

August 19, 1981 – Libya And The Gulf Of Sidra Incident – Conflicting Claims – Contrasting Reports.

August 19, 1981 – CBS Radio news + The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection August 19, 1981 – news for this day had much to do with an incident taking place of the Gulf of Sidra between American F-14 Tomcat Fighters and Russian-made MIG’s belonging to Libya. News...

President Reagan

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...

The Blasters - In conversation with Joe Benson - KLOS

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...

Israeli Raids over Beirut - 1981

July 17, 1981 – Orange Skies Over Beirut – Taking Sides – Kremlin Anxiety Over Poland

July 17, 1981 – Word from Beirut this day – Israeli air raids over Beirut and targets throughout Lebanon as the situation continued to spiral out of control. The latest raid on Palestinian bases targeted PLO Headquarters as well as two eight story buildings claimed by the Israelis to house...