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Quote from: Bisto on September 30, 2016, 09:46:18 am1980. I was 18, and had left school at 16. Flitting between factories and shops, I changed jobs more frequently than I washed my jeans. I didn't know my arse from my elbow in those days, but I loved football and music with a passion! Most of my weekends and money were spent in Record Shops and following Man United home and away but I was still an infrequent gig goer at that age. Apart from seeing many local and tribute bands at the Cartoon and The Gun I think I only saw UFO (with Girl), Saxon and Samsom that yearI used to buy an average of one or two albums a week from either 101 Records, Beanos, Diamond Records, Our Price or from department stores such as Alders, Debenhams, Littlewoods, Grants and Boots...all in Croydon. That year I bought Iron Maiden, Glory Road, The Michael Schenker Group, Wheels Of Steel and Strong Arm Of The Law, Ready An Willin', Animal Magnetism, I'm a Rebel, Back in Black, Ace Of Spades, China Town, Live in the Heart of the City, Head on, Heaven & Hell, Metal Rendezvous, Tomcattin, Beatin' the odds, Power Supply, Women and Children first, Zenyatta Mondatta, Uprising, Vienna, Sky 2, Boy, Scarey Monsters, Kaleidoscope, On through the Night, Wild Cat, Blizzard of Ozz, British Steel and the Metal for Muthas compilation. I only had Hemispheres on Cassette until a couple of years later.Most memorable of all was the very first Monsters of Rock Festival at Donnington Park. What a day that was....Ive been to a fair few gigs and Festivals since then but that was my first. My memory is generally poor but that day is permanently etched in my mind, not just for the great performances but the atmosphere. If I could relive one festival again it would be that one!Line upRainbowJudas PriestScorpionsApril WineRiotTouchOther memorable events in 1980:The Moscow Summer Olympics: Led by the United States under US President Jimmy Carter, 65 countries boycott the games in protest at the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The BOC defied the Government to compete in the games, with Wells, Ovett, Coe, Goodhew and Thompson the only Gold medal winners for GB as they finish in 9th place.Nottingham Forest retain the European Cup beating (West German champions) Hamburger SV 1-0 in Madrid.West Ham United become only the 2nd ever team from the 2nd tier of English football to win the F.A. Cup by beating red hot favourites Arsenal 1 - 0, thanks to a rare headed goal from Trevor BrookingLiverpool win their 12th League title.Borg beats McEnroe to clinch his 5th and final Wimbledon Men's Singles FinalThe British Economy slides into recession British Steel workers go on strikeInflation reaches 22% Taxes and Duties are raised in the budgetUnemployment figure approaches 2 millionThe SAS storm the Iranian Embassy building, kill 5 out of the 6 terrorists and free all the hostagesAlexandra Palace is destroyed by fire.Former Actor Ronald Reagan defeats incumbent U.S. President Jimmy CarterStart of the Iran-Iraq warRobert Mugabe elected Prime Minister of the newly independent ZimbabweLech Walesa forms 'Solidarity' the anti-communist trades union organisation in PolandMount St. Helens erupts in Washington, killing 57 and causing US$3 billion worth of damage.NASA's Voyager I sends back hi-res images of SaturnIn Australia, baby Azaria Chamberlain disappears from a campsite at Ayers Rock, taken by a dingo.Former Beatle John Lennon dies in the hospital having been shot outside his New York City apartment by obsessive, deranged fan Mark David Chapman.Exit Stage left:Oswald Mosley (b. 1896) - Leader of the British Union of FascistsHattie Jacques (b. 1922) - (Carry on films) ActressYootha Joyce (b. 1927) Actress Peter Sellers (b. 1925) Actor and ComedianBon Scott (b. 1946) - Lead singer of AC/DCJesse Owens (b. 1913) - American track and field athlete who won 4 gold medals in the 1936 Munich Summer Olympics.Jean-Paul Sartre (b. 1905) - French Existentialist philosopher, political activist and writer.John Laurie (b. 1897) Actor (Private Frazer in Dad's Army)Alfred Hitchcock (b. 1899) - British film directorIan Curtis (b. 1956) - Lead singer of Joy Division.John Bonham (b. 1948) - Led Zeppelin drummerSteve McQueen (b. 1930) - American film & tv actorMae West (b. 1893) - American actress, playwright, screenwriter and sex symbol.John Lennon (b. 1940) - British singer, songwriter, guitarist and political activist.
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 30, 2016, 21:46:07 pm1980 WAS IN THE 1970s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TRUST ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Quote1980 WAS IN THE 1970s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TRUST ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Quote from: Bisto on September 30, 2016, 22:11:48 pmOk I'll indulge you....fill yer boots and justify your claim. I am genuinely intrigued.
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on September 30, 2016, 23:39:16 pmThere was no year Zero.I expect you celebrated the Millennium a year early too....
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 01, 2016, 09:13:58 amIt's arbitrary and a question of nomenclature; depends on how pedantic you are.In general, everyday use, 80-something (even if that something is nothing) means 80s.As long as consistency is applied, all is good.
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 01, 2016, 09:13:58 amIt's arbitrary and a question of nomenclature; depends on how pedantic you are.
QuoteAs long as consistency is applied, all is good.
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 01, 2016, 11:56:54 amBut, do you really want the first millennium to have started with a nine year decade? Pedantry R me Even if it's wrong?
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 01, 2016, 12:45:27 pmWhen it's two minutes to midnight on a Monday, do you refer to it as Tuesday?
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 01, 2016, 12:55:16 pmMonday is a fully defined 24 hour period. A decade is a defined period of ten years. With no year zero, the first decade of the CE has to finish at 10. Logic, defeating specious arguments since time immemorial - so that'll be 3rd September 1189
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 01, 2016, 13:54:47 pmSo there you have it - it's down to nomenclature then, and not the actual time that has passed. Thank you for proving my point.
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 01, 2016, 14:12:04 pmBut a decade has to be the actual amount of time that has passed.
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