June 1, 1980 - The economy takes a nosedive. George Bush drops out of Presidential Race. Assassination attempt on Urban League President Vernon Jordan. Hostage situation continues in Iran. Survivor from Mt. St. Helens eruption surfaces.
Nights at the Roundtable with Echo & The Bunnymen, recorded at The BBC - November 4, 1980.
Newstalgia Backstage Weekend with The Tourists (featuring Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart), live in London, 1980.
Nights at the Roundtable with Ska Revival band Bad Manners and three tracks off their debut album Ska n' B, released in 1980.
News of January 20, 1980 and the week past. Carter White House inching closer to calling Boycott of Summer Olympic games in Moscow, getting sporadic support from allies. Soviet Afghanistan incursion now going through Public Relations phase, starting with kicking out US reporters, following in the steps of Iran's expulsion of foreign journalists. Final dispatches filed say growing unrest with Khomeni regime. United Nations votes unanimously to condemn Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and Justice William O. Douglas dies.
News of the day for January 12, 1980 - Hostage Drama in Tehran enters Week 11. UN vote on Sanctions against Iran is postponed, due to hint Iran may soften demands on US. Crackdown on opposition in Iran with mass execution of supporters of Ayatollah Shariatmadari in Tabriz. Canada hints at willingness to offer Montreal Olympic site as alternative to Moscow. Rhodesia readies for first legitimate Majority Rule elections. Relations between Rhodesia and Mozambique improve. Illinois legislature approves financial bailout for bankrupt Chicago schools and Ted Kennedy is reported to be running 25 points behind Carter in upcoming Iowa Caucuses.
News of the day, this day in history for January 9, 1980 - Riots in Iran. Fighting in Afghanistan. Hostage drama in Corsica. Grain futures Market pandemonium based on trade embargo with Soviet Union. Justice William O. Douglas in Intensive Care. Saudi Arabia beheads 63 convicted terrorists over the November Mosque seizure in Mecca. U.S. sells arms to China.
News reports, reactions and bulletins regarding the shooting death of John Lennon, December 8, 1980.
Nights at the Roundtable with legendary post-punk band XTC and a track from their 1980 album Black Sea and "Rocket From A Bottle/No Language In Our Lungs".
News of the day for October 3, 1980 - Good(ish) news on the economy. Rose Kennedy recovering from surgery. Lillian Carter recovering from Surgery. News on Vernon Jordan sniper attack. Larry Holmes-Muhammad Ali fight. 3 day smog siege in Southern California. Tehran Radio plays Stars And Stripes Forever by accident. Representative Robert Bauman pleads not guilty to soliciting sex from a 16 year-old boy. Polish unions go on one hour strike, shutting down the country.
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