Tagged: 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...

Reagan Tax Bill - 1981

The Reagan Tax Cut – July 26, 1981 – Past Daily Reference Room

You can’t really talk about the Reagan Years without talking about the Reagan Tax Cuts. And in July of 1981, President Reagan went before the American people to pitch his plan – a plan that remains controversial to this day and has an equal number of supporter and detractors. In...

XTC In Concert – 1981 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player – XTC In Concert At Hammersmith Palais – February 7, 1981 – BBC In Concert Series – BBC Radio 1 You can’t have a week of 80s music without including a concert by XTC. They pretty much defined the decade (at least...

James Brown – Live At Montreux 1981 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend: Festival Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – James Brown – live at the 1981 Montreux Festival – RSR (Swiss Radio) It’s the Godfather of Soul this weekend – the legendary James Brown, recorded in concert at the 1981 Montreux Festival. There isn’t a whole lot anybody can say...

Squeeze in concert

Squeeze – Live At Oxford Polytechnic – 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Squeeze – In Concert at Oxford Polytechnic – Recorded by BBC Radio 1 for In Concert series – 1981 – BBC Radio 1 It’s bill paying thing: Become a Patron! Squeeze to end this rather hair-raising week. In concert from Oxford Polytechnic and recorded by BBC Radio 1 on May...

Bobby Sands

May 6, 1981 – Bobby Sands: When The Hunger Strike Goes Very Wrong.

Become a Patron! Not so much a cause for alarm, an ominous glimpse of things to come or a cautionary tale, but rather a historic example of how things go wrong and protests escalate as the result. This May 6th in 1981 had much to do with the death of...

Generation X – Live At The Paris Theater – 1981 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1981-01-xx BBC In Concert (Generation X) Skipping a couple decades tonight and heading over to the Paris Theater in London for a half-hour set by Generation X, featuring the inimitable Billy Idol. Recorded by The BBC on January 1, 1981 it features the...

ABBA – Live In Concert – 1981 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Abba – Live In Concert – 1981 Truly 70s this weekend – even though the concert is from 1981 and one of the last before ABBA broke  up. Nonetheless, it’s a record of just what a wildly popular mainstream Pop group sounded like....

John Sebastian – Cambridge Folk Festival -1981 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: John Sebastian – Cambridge Folk Festival 1981 Introducing yet another feature to start the new year off with. Since the archives is fairly bulging with not-quite-full-length concerts, I thought it might be a good idea to stop having them collect dust and put...