1980s music

# 265 - 1980: Music and Headlines


2:03:26 minutes (113.01 MB)

1980. John Lennon Assassinated. The Miracle on Ice. The Olympic Boycott. The Iran-Iraq War begins. The Hostage Crisis and the Rise of the Reaganites. Who Shot J.R.? Pac-Man. Rubik's Cube. The Screen Actors Guild Strike of 1980. Those were some of the things that took place in 1980 as we transitioned out of the 1970s into the 1980s.

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
NCAA Football: Georgia Bulldogs
NCAA Basketball: Louisville Cardinals
Super Bowl XIV: Pittsburgh Steelers
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers
Stanley Cup: New York Islanders
World Series: Philadelphia Phillies
Big Ten Football/The Game: Michigan Wolverines

ENTERTAINMENT:
- The Screen Actors Guild goes on Strike, leading to a boycott of the Emmy Awards, where only ONE actor (the late Powers Boothe) showed up, and believe it or not, that actor won.
- Who Shot J.R.? brings "Dallas" to cult status. (Spoiler: It was Kristin. Seriously. You've had 38 years.)
- John Lennon is shot to death outside his apartment in New York. News of his death was broken live on Monday Night Football, as fans mourned all over the world.
- Evita dominates the Tony Awards. Best Play Children of a Lesser God and 1981 Tony Winners 42nd Street and Amadeus make their Broadway debuts. 42nd Street director/choreographer Gower Champion passes away on the morning of the show's opening performance.

EMMY AWARDS:
Comedy Series: Taxi (ABC)
Drama Series: Lou Grant (CBS)
Limited Series: Edward and Mrs. Simpson (Syndicated)
Drama or Comedy Special: The Miracle Worker (NBC)
Daytime Drama: Guiding Light (CBS)
Actor, Comedy: Richard Mulligan, Soap (ABC)
Actress, Comedy: Cathryn Damon, Soap (ABC)
Actor, Drama: Edward Asner, Lou Grant (CBS)
Actress, Drama: Barbara Bel Geddes, Dallas (CBS)
Actor, Limited Series or Special: Powers Boothe, Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (CBS) - the ONLY Actor to show up to accept their Emmy on Emmy night
Actress, Limited Series or Special: Patty Duke, The Miracle Worker (NBC)

# 250: 1988: Music and Headlines


1:59:22 minutes (109.3 MB)

1988 is where the time machine is headed tonight. Songs from Michael Jackson, Terence Trent D'Arby, Robert Palmer, Taylor Dayne, Carly Simon, and The Phantom of the Opera.

COLUMBUS in 1988:
- The Saga of Wexley continues between Limited Brands CEO Les Wexner, the City of Columbus, and the Village of New Albany
- John Cooper becomes the Head Coach of the Ohio State Football Buckeyes, leading them to a 4-6-1 season.

CHAMPIONS:
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers
World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers
Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers
Super Bowl XXII: Washington Redskins
AFC: Cincinnati Bengals
NFC: San Francisco 49ers
Heisman Trophy: Barry Sanders, OSU
College Basketball: Kansas
College Football: Notre Dame
The Masters: Curtis Strange
High School Basketball: Wehrle (Boys, Division IV) and Upper Arlington (Girls, Division I)
High School Baseball: Bishop Watterson (Division II) and Newark Catholic (Division III)
The Game/Big Ten: Michigan

EMMYS:
Comedy Series: The Wonder Years (ABC)
Drama Series: thirtysomething (ABC)
Soap: Santa Barbara (NBC)
Variety Program: Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration (CBS)
Drama/Comedy Special: Inherit the Wind (NBC)
Limited Series: The Murder of Mary Phagan (NBC)
Actor, Comedy Series: Michael J. Fox, Family Ties (NBC)
Actor, Drama Series: Richard Kiley, A Year in the Life (NBC)
Actor, Limited Series/Special: Jason Robards, Inherit the Wind (NBC)
Actor, Daytime Drama: David Canary, All My Children (ABC)
Actress, Comedy Series: Beatrice Arthur, The Golden Girls (NBC)
Actress, Drama Series: Tyne Daly, Cagney & Lacey (CBS)
Actress, Limited Series/Special: Jessica Tandy, Foxfire (CBS)
Actress, Daytime Drama: Helen Gallagher, Ryan's Hope (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: John Larroquette, Night Court (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Larry Drake, L.A. Law (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Limited Series/Special: John Shea, Baby M (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Daytime Drama: Justin Deas, Santa Barbara (NBC)

# 227: 1987: Music & Headlines


2:00:45 minutes (110.55 MB)

HEADLINES:
- President Reagan orders Soviet Premier Gorbachev to "tear down the Berlin Wall".
- Iran Contra

LOCAL HEADLINES:
- Ohio State FIRES Head Coach Earle Bruce after nine seasons; The B*ckeyes go out on top in Bruce's final game, a 23-20 win over Michigan. Ohio's last win in Ann Arbor until Jim Tressel became coach.
- Wexley (Which involves Buck Rinehart, Les Wexner, Columbus, and New Albany; which led to the sprawl of the tiny fishing village of New Albany, which led to the conception of Easton down the road)
- Columbus Mayor Buck Rinehart is re-elected.

LOCAL SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
Baseball, D-I: Upper Arlington Golden Bears
Boy's Basketball, D-II: Columbus St. Francis DeSales Stallions
Football, D-IV: Gahanna Columbus Academy Vikings
Football, D-V: Newark Catholic Green Wave
Field Hockey: Bexley Columbus School for Girls Unicorns

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
Super Bowl XXI: New York Giants
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers (the LAST Magic vs. Larry Championship meeting)
NCAA Tournament: Indiana Hoosiers
World Series: Minnesota Twins
Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers
NCAA Football: Miami Hurricanes
NCAA Women's Basketball: Tennessee Lady Volunteers (first-ever win for Lady Vols)
Big Ten Football: Michigan State Spartans
The Game: Ohio State (in their "Bowl Game" in 1987, Earle Bruce's FINAL game), 23-20 in Ann Arbor

Also in sports, the Denver Broncos finished off the Cleveland Browns in "The Drive" in the 1986 AFC Championship Game in Cleveland, leading John Elway and the Broncos to a Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants.

EMMY AWARDS:
Comedy Series: The Golden Girls (NBC)
Drama Series: L.A. Law (NBC)
Daytime Drama: As the World Turns (CBS)
Drama Special: Promise - Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC)
Limited Series: A Year in the Life (NBC)
Lead Actor, Comedy Series: Michael J. Fox, Family Ties (NBC)
Lead Actor, Drama Series: Bruce Willis, Moonlighting (ABC)
Lead Actor, Limited Series/Special: James Woods, Promise - Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS)

# 190: 1982: Music & Headlines


2:08:37 minutes (117.76 MB)

#WhereWereYouIn82?

(COMING SOON)
PLAYLIST:

COLUMBUS:
- Central High School closes its doors after 58 years.

HEADLINES:

SPORTS:
- The NFL goes on strike, cancelling half of the season's games.
- The NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament is held for the very first time.
Super Bowl XVI: San Francisco 49ers
Stanley Cup: New York Islanders
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers
World Series: St. Louis Cardinals
NCAA Women's Basketball (First-Ever Tournament Held): Louisiana Tech
NCAA Tournament: North Carolina Tar Heels (led by a freshman wearing # 23 named Jordan)
FIFA World Cup: Italy
Big Ten Football: Michigan Wolverines

Local Champions:
Girls' D-I Basketball: Northland Lady Vikings
Girls' D-II Volleyball: St. Francis DeSales Stallions
Girls' D-III Volleyball: Newark Catholic Green Wave
Golf: Upper Arlington Golden Bears
Girls' Cross Country, D-I: Upper Arlington Golden Bears
Girls' Cross Country, D-II: Olentangy Braves
D-IV Football: West Jefferson Roughriders
D-V Football: Newark Catholic Green Wave

ENTERTAINMENT:

EMMYS:
Comedy Series: Barney Miller (ABC)
Drama Series: Hill Street Blues (NBC)
Limited Series: Marco Polo (NBC)
Daytime Drama: Guiding Light (CBS)
Lead Actor, Comedy Series: Alan Alda, M*A*S*H* (CBS)
Lead Actor, Drama Series: Daniel J. Travanti, Hill Street Blues (NBC)
Lead Actor, Limited Series/Special: Mickey Rooney, Bill (CBS)
Lead Actor, Daytime: Anthony Geary, General Hospital (ABC)
Lead Actress, Comedy: Carol Kane, Taxi (ABC)
Lead Actress, Drama: Michael Learned, Nurse (CBS)
Lead Actress, Limited Series or Movie: Ingrid Bergman, A Woman Called Golda (Syndicated), posthumous
Lead Actress, Daytime: Robin Strasser, One Life to Live (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Christopher Lloyd, Taxi (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Michael Conrad, Hill Street Blues (NBC) (NOTE: All five nominees in this category were from the same show, an Emmy first)

# 188: 1981 - Music & Headlines


2:00:48 minutes (110.61 MB)

Tonight on the Show, we're headed back to 1981. Columbia becomes the first re-usable Space Shuttle. Prince Charles marries Lady Diana in one fairytale wedding, while Luke and Laura (on General Hospital) get hitched in the other. MTV launches (in fact, it launched 35 years ago today). The first cases of AIDS are diagnosed. Ronald Reagan is sworn in as President, and both he and Pope John Paul II dodge separate assassination attempts. Solidarity is formed in Poland. Sadat is assassinated. Hill Street Blues & Dynasty debut, as does Indiana Jones. Dreamgirls, The Pirates of Penzance, and A Soldier's Play debut on Broadway. The Rubik's Cube is created. Those were just some of the happenings of 1981.

SONG LIST:
"(Just Like) Starting Over" - John Lennon
"Celebration" - Kool and the Gang
"Hill Street Blues Theme" - Mike Post, featuring Larry Carlton
"Believe It Or Not (The Greatest American Hero Theme)" - Joey Scarbury
"Autumn Breeze (General Hospital Theme)" - Jack Urbont
"Elvira" - The Oak Ridge Boys
"Queen of Hearts" - Juice Newton
"Morning Train (Nine to Five)" - Sheena Easton
"Wordy Rappinghood" - The Tom Tom Club
"Under Pressure" - Queen & David Bowie
"Just the Two of Us" - Bill Withers with Grover Washington Jr.
"Boogie Wonderland" - Earth, Wind, and Fire
"Take It On The Run" - REO Speedwagon
"The Indiana Jones Theme" - John Williams
"Start Me Up" - The Rolling Stones
"Endless Love" - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
"Waiting for a Girl Like You" - Foreigner
"Angel of the Morning" - Juice Newton
"Sukiyaki" - A Taste of Honey
"Girls on Film" - Duran Duran
"Arthur's Theme/The Best That You Can Do" - Christopher Cross
"Jessie's Girl" - Rick Springfield
"Being With You" - Smokey Robinson
"Key Largo" - Bertie Higgins
"Stars on 45 Medley" - Stars on 45
"Hooked on Classics" - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
"Woman" - John Lennon

TONY AWARDS:
Best Play: Amadeus
Best Musical: 42nd Street

EMMY AWARDS:
Best Comedy: Taxi (ABC)

# 156: 1985, The Music and Headlines (Full Two Hours)


2:02:41 minutes (112.32 MB)

Tonight on the show, we are headed back in our DeLorean to 1985.
“Back to the Future” was the highest-grossing film. Ronald Reagan began his second term as U.S. President. Mikhail Gorbachev was appointed as Soviet Premier after the death of Konstantin Chernenko. Actor Rock Hudson would become the first celebrity to acknowledge that he had AIDS. “We Are the World” and “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” helped raise awareness on the world around us, especially in Africa. “The Cosby Show” was the # 1 show on television, and won big at the Emmys. “Miami Vice” helped popularize both music and fashion.

SONG LIST:
(Hour # 1)
"The Power of Love" - Huey Lewis and the News
"Shout" - Tears for Fears
"We Built This City" - Jefferson Airplane Starship
"Don't You Forget About Me" - Simple Minds
"Glory Days" - Bruce Springsteen
"Neutron Dance" - The Pointer Sisters
"Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)" - Margaret "Shug" Avery
"The Boys of Summer" - Don Henley
"Miami Vice" Theme - Jan Hammer
"Moonlighting" Theme - Al Jarreau
"According to Our New Arrivals" - Leon Redbone
"A View to Kill" - Duran Duran
"One Night in Bangkok" - Murray Head
"Brothers in Arms" - Dire Straits

(Hour 2)
"Take On Me" - A Ha
"Rhythm of the Night" - DeBarge
"You Spin Me (Like a Record)" - Dead or Alive
"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" - Tears for Fears
"Easy Lover" - Phil Collins & Philip Bailey
"Obsession" - Animotion
"Turn Up The Radio" - Autograph
"Man In Motion" - John Parr
"Smooth Operator" - Sade
"Living In America" - James Brown
"We Are The World" - USA for Africa (a.k.a. Pick an a-list musical artist that was VERY popular in 1985, and chances were that they volunteered themselves for duty for this Award-winning, fund-raising song, which raised $ 50 million for famine relief in Ethiopia)

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
Super Bowl XIX: San Francisco 49ers
NBA:
Stanley Cup:
World Series: Kansas City Royals
NCAA Tournament:
NCAA Women's Tournament:
College Football:

# 156: 1985, The Music & Headlines (Part 2 of 2)


59:28 minutes (54.46 MB)

Tonight on the show, we are headed back in our DeLorean to 1985.
“Back to the Future” was the highest-grossing film. Ronald Reagan began his second term as U.S. President. Mikhail Gorbachev was appointed as Soviet Premier after the death of Konstantin Chernenko. Actor Rock Hudson would become the first celebrity to acknowledge that he had AIDS. “We Are the World” and “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” helped raise awareness on the world around us, especially in Africa. “The Cosby Show” was the # 1 show on television, and won big at the Emmys. “Miami Vice” helped popularize both music and fashion. Magic's Lakers beat Larry's Celtics in the NBA Finals in six games, and "That Team Up North" beat the B*ckeyes in the Big House, after the B*ckeyes got upset by Wisconsin, following an upset of # 1-ranked Iowa at the Shoe. The Columbus Citizen-Journal Newspaper was laid to rest, after attempts to buy the fledgling newspaper came up millions of dollars short.

EMMY AWARDS:
Comedy Series - The Cosby Show (NBC)
Drama Series - Cagney & Lacey (CBS)
Limited Series -
Made for TV Movie -
Daytime Drama - The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Actor, Comedy Series - Robert Guillaume, Benson (ABC)
Actress, Comedy Series - Jane Curtin, Kate & Allie (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series - John Larroquette, Night Court (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series - Rhea Perlman, Cheers (NBC)
Actor, Drama Series - William Daniels, St. Elsewhere (NBC)
Actress, Drama Series - Tyne Daly, Cagney & Lacey (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Drama Series - Edward James Olmos, Miami Vice (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Drama Series - Betty Thomas, Hill Street Blues (NBC)
Actor, Limited Series/Movie/Special - Richard Crenna, The Rape of Richard Beck (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Limited Series/Movie/Special - Karl Malden, Fatal Vision (NBC)
Actor, Daytime Drama - Darnell Williams, All My Children (ABC)
Actress, Daytime Drama - Kim Zimmer, Guiding Light (CBS)

# 156: 1985, The Music & Headlines (Part 1 of 2)


59:54 minutes (54.86 MB)

Tonight on the show, we are headed back in our DeLorean to 1985.
“Back to the Future” was the highest-grossing film. Ronald Reagan began his second term as U.S. President. Mikhail Gorbachev was appointed as Soviet Premier after the death of Konstantin Chernenko. Actor Rock Hudson would become the first celebrity to acknowledge that he had AIDS. “We Are the World” and “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” helped raise awareness on the world around us, especially in Africa. “The Cosby Show” was the # 1 show on television, and won big at the Emmys. “Miami Vice” helped popularize both music and fashion. And Columbus bid farewell to the Columbus Citizen-Journal.

Sports Champions:
Super Bowl XIX: San Francisco 49ers
World Series: Kansas City Royals
Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers
NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers (Magic > Larry...again)
NCAA Men's Tournament: Villanova Wildcats
NCAA Women's Tournament: Old Dominion Lady Monarchs
The Game: Michigan
Local High School Football: St. Francis DeSales Stallions (Division III) and Newark Catholic Green Wave (Division V)

SONG LIST:
(Hour # 1)
"The Power of Love" - Huey Lewis and the News
"Shout" - Tears for Fears
"We Built This City" - Jefferson Airplane Starship
"Don't You Forget About Me" - Simple Minds
"Glory Days" - Bruce Springsteen
"Neutron Dance" - The Pointer Sisters
"Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)" - Margaret "Shug" Avery
"The Boys of Summer" - Don Henley
"Miami Vice" Theme - Jan Hammer
"Moonlighting" Theme - Al Jarreau
"According to Our New Arrivals" - Leon Redbone
"A View to Kill" - Duran Duran
"One Night in Bangkok" - Murray Head
"Brothers in Arms" - Dire Straits

1985 (The People's History): http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1985.html#events
1985 (Spiffy): http://www.spiffy-entertainment.com/1985mem.html
1985 (In the '80s): http://www.inthe80s.com/time1985.shtml
1985 (1980s Flashback): http://www.1980sflashback.com/1985/news.asp

1985 Promo (to August 10)


0:35 minutes (553.51 KB)

August 3 & 10 Promo for "The DJBC Happy Hour"

Television Themes from the 1980s (DJBC Happy Hour Classic)


59:00 minutes (54.02 MB)

Tonight, Classic TV Themes from the 1980s are featured on the show, which originally aired on August 13, 2012. Television show like "St. Elsewhere", "The Golden Girls", "Hill Street Blues", "Magnum P.I.", "General Hospital", and "Guiding Light" are featured.

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