“Echo Beach”, far away in time “Echo Beach”, far away in time “Echo Beach”, far away in time “Echo Beach”, far away in time …March, 1980, to be exact.
The proto-cyberpunkish fad band of the mid 80s who shocked and appalled music afficiandos and critics by selling ad space on their record in the spaces between the tracks. They weren’t that good, but managed to parlay the hype into 2 top 20 hits from their debut album, Love Missle F1-11 which hit #3 and […]
My Sharona hit number 1 on August 25th, 1979 and stayed there for 6 weeks. I was in grade 6 going into grade 7 and listened to this song whilst enduring my first crush on a girl in my class named Anita Bosshart. She danced with me to this song at a school dance the […]
Montreal Canadians right-winger, was Montreal’s first round draft pick (and first overall) in 1971. It turned out to be a good one, Guy became the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals in a season 6 seasons in a row. in 77-78 he scored 60. Career-wise he got 568 regular season goals and […]
OHW: “Groove is in the Heart”, 1990. Very big, very catchy hit, Deee-lite was a quirky dance band who was often mistakenly believed to be the stage name of the singer, Lady Kier. Evidence of this misconception was had in the mid-90’s when the “Deee-lite died of a heroin overdose” UL made the rounds through […]
In the 1988 Calgary winter olympics a country who had never seen a snowfall sent a bobsled team. They did terribly, they crashed, but they were a media sensation, a merchandising wet-dream (I had a Jamaican Bobsled Team sweater myself) and eventually the subject of the Disney Film “Cool Runnings”.