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Tidbits from the year 1980
Ronald Regan elected President of the US, Mariel boatlift a mass exodus of political refugees from Cuba to the US, Post-it notes make their debut in US stores, CNN becomes the first 24 hr news station, Mount St. Helens erupts on May 18th in Washington killing 57, Hurricane Allen makes landfall on Haiti and Jamaica, first ever natural birth in captivity of a Giant panda in Mexico
Latest Census – US Population is 226,504,825
Were you a fan of the TV soap opera series Dallas? If so you may remember 1980 was the year that millions of viewers tuned in to see who shot the lead character, J.R. Ewing. The TV series Dallas aired from 1978 to 1991with 356 episodes.
1980 was a sad year in music due to the loss of John Lennon. He was murdered by a crazed fan outside his Manhattan apartment. He was 40 years old – wow, too soon for such a talented artist.
There were some hot musical groups in 1980 from the UK and the US. I remember ABBA, Pink Floyd, Blondie, David Bowie, K.C. and The Sunshine Band, AC/DC, and Queen just to name a few. I saw K.C. and The Sunshine Band in concert at Disney World. I still get up and dance when I hear “Get Down Tonight”, “That’s the way I Like It”. and Shake Your Booty. Their combination of funk, R&B and disco are timeless.
Nineteen eighty, a seesaw year
Nine to five lives switch to second gear
Voyager 1 eyes Janus while cruising in space
The clock an hour late yet has no face
Regan’s a winner in the Presidential race
The journey through life’s a mighty cool ride
Paper doll people learning how to high five
Selfies not yet for that keepsake shot
The ante must be hefty to sweeten the pot
Gotta be sure to use a wide angle lens
So the world can see that Mercedes Benz
Holy moly and needles and pins
Mt. Helen spews messing up the sky
We lost John Lennon the guitar gently cried
Another misstep in life and don’t know why
Bitter ideas should roll around in the mouth
Before fractured thoughts hitchhike to the south
Why is life’s show and tell the same old song
When the show’s over there’s no righting the wrong
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