1990 music

# 164B - 1990: Music without Headlines (DJBC Happy Hour Classic)

1:00:20 minutes (55.25 MB)

Music from 1990.

Album of the Year: "Nick of Time" - Bonnie Raitt
Song of the Year: "The Wind Beneath My Wings" (sung by Bette Midler)
Best New Artist: NOBODY (listen to Part 1 of the podcast, and you'll know why, plus know who the losers were)
Record of the Year: "The Wind Beneath My Wings" - Bette Midler

Drama Series: L.A. Law (NBC)
Comedy Series: Murphy Brown (CBS)
Soap Opera: Santa Barbara (NBC) (the first soap to win three consecutive Daytime Emmys for Drama Series)
Variety Series: In Living Color (Fox)
Variety Special: Sammy Davis Jr.'s 60th Anniversary Celebration (ABC)
Animated Program: The Simpsons (Fox) (the first of many wins)
Miniseries: Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (NBC)
Drama/Comedy Special (TIE): Caroline? - Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS) & The Incident (also CBS)
Actor, Drama Series: Peter Falk, Columbo (ABC)
Actress, Drama Series: Patricia Wettig, thirtysomething (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Jimmy Smits, L.A. Law (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Marg Helgenberger, China Beach (ABC)
Actor, Comedy Series: Ted Danson, Cheers (NBC)
Actress, Comedy Series: Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Alex Rocco, The Famous Teddy Z (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Bebe Neuwirth, Cheers (NBC)
Actor, Daytime Soap: A Martinez, Santa Barbara (NBC) (first Latinx actor to win this Award)
Actress, Daytime Soap: Kim Zimmer, Guiding Light (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Daytime Soap: Henry Darrow, Santa Barbara (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Daytime Soap: Julia Barr, All My Children (ABC)
Younger Actor, Daytime: Andrew Kavovit, As the World Turns (CBS)
Younger Actress, Daytime: Cady McClain, All My Children (ABC)
Actor, Miniseries/Special: Hume Cronyn, Age-Old Friends (HBO)
Actress, Miniseries/Special: Barbara Hershey, A Killing in a Small Town (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries/Special: Vincent Gardenia, Age-Old Friends (HBO)

# 164: 1990: Music and (Almost No) Headlines

1:00:18 minutes (55.21 MB)

1990. A great year for Nelson Mandela, the Cincinnati Reds, UNLV Basketball, the Detroit Pistons, David Dinkins, and Germany. Not a great year if you were the Cleveland Browns, the Iron Lady (Margaret Thatcher), the Ohio State B*ckeyes, Marion Berry, or Milli Vanilli.

- David Dinkins is sworn in as the first Black mayor of New York City.
- Douglas Wilder of Virginia becomes the first African-American governor of any state.
- George V. Voinovich (R) is elected Governor of Ohio.
- Saddam Hussein orders Iraq to invade Kuwait, leading to the Gulf War.
- East and West Germany are re-unified. The Berlin Wall demolition officially begins.
- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher resigns.
- Nelson Mandela is freed from prison after over 27 years in prison.
- Lech Walesa is elected President of Poland.
- The Hubble Space Telescope is launched.
- President Bush signs the Clean Air Act.
- The U.S. hits a major recession.
- OUT: "X" Rating; IN: "NC-17" Rating

"Back on the Block" - Quincy Jones, et al. (1991 Grammy Winner: Album of the Year for 1990)
"Ice Ice Baby" - Vanilla Ice (with the bass line plagiarised from Queen & David Bowie's collaboration "Under Pressure")
"Blame It On The Rain" - Milli Vanilli
"Hold On" - Wilson Phillips
"We Didn't Start the Fire" - Billy Joel
"Love Will Lead You Back" - Taylor Dayne
"Under the Gun" - Randy Newman
"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" - DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
"U Can't Touch This" - MC Hammer (with bass line borrowed from Rick James' "Superfreak")
"The John Dunbar Theme (from Dances with Wolves)" - John Barry (1991 Academy Award Winner - Best Picture of 1990, Best Director for Kevin Costner; Best Original Score for Barry)
"Everybody Dance Now" - C.C. and the Music Factory
"Unchained Melody" - The Righteous Brothers (recorded in 1965, but charted in 1990, thanks to the film "Ghost")
"Vogue" - Madonna


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