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Tidbits from the year 1981
1981 was an interesting year for celebrities, music, and movies. The Royal wedding between Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer took place. The wedding was quite the event and I remember being glued to the TV watching every minute of it along with an estimated 750 million people, worldwide.
Muhammad Ali retires with a career record of 55 wins and 5 defeats, Sandra Day O’Connor is nominated to become the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, the first American test-tube baby is born, scientists identify the AIDS virus, the term internet debuts, MS-DOS released by Microsoft.
Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman of CBS Evening News, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison record a tribute to John Lennon, the song 9 to 5 recorded by Dolly Parton in December of 1980 makes it big in 1981, MTV (Music Television) is launched in August.
It’s nineteen eighty-one with songs unsung
Inventors and techies becoming well-spun
Hey, stop and listen and spit out that gum
We got splashes of passion and destination addiction
When we will know if life’s fact of fiction
It’s stupid o’clock so there’s the contradiction
We still got inflation they didn’t get the sticky note
or was it they didn’t get the memo
Either way, costs keep rising
It’s the same old song and not surprising
Listen to the music and put your ear to the ground
The dots are connected proving the earth is round
I found my life in the lost and found
I don’t give a flip about your dip I sing to another tune
I want to be the man in the moon
and run away with the spoon
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