Sunday, 18 April 2010


Patti LuPone appears on the September cover of After Dark

Shah of Iran is deposed

Margaret Thatcher elected Prime minister in UK

It snows in the Sahara Desert

Pink Floyd release The Wall

Rhodesia becomes Zimbabwe.

Lord Mountbatten is assassinated by the I.R.A.

China institutes its One Child Policy

Sony introduces the Walkman

Andy Warhol shows Male Models on Manhattan Cable

YMCA sues the Village People for libel

Trivial Pursuit is launched


Now playing: Smashing Pumpkins - 1979


little augury said...

oh, I remember- it all, how progressive it all seemed, 31 years ago. some of the music was definitely better, undoubtedly.pgt

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Alas, I remember everything. Except the Patti LuPone cover. That was a shocker.

Mrs. Blandings said...

I listened to the Wall endlessly; it scared my mother a little.


1979-the year I graduated from high school so this is so, so familiar. Great memories.
Lisa & Alfie

Jill said...

Wow...what a year! I was bell bottoms were getting caught in the spokes of my bicycle.

david john said...


i was 5 years old playing with barbies!