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What Year Was It? [VIDEOS]

What Year Was It

Radio stations were playing these song:

  • 'Blinded By The Light' (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band)
  • 'Hotel California' (Eagles)
  • 'I Wish' (Stevie Wonder)

These events were making headlines:

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What Year Was It? [VIDEOS]

What Year Was It?

These songs were topping the charts:

  • 'Jack & Diane' (John Cougar)
  • 'Who Can it Be Now?' (Men At Work)
  • 'Up Where We Belong' (Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes)

These events were shaping the world:

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What Year Was It? [VIDEOS]

WHAT YEAR WAS IT?

These songs were on the radio:

  • 'We Can Work It Out' (The Beatles)
  • 'Summer In The City' (The Lovin’ Spoonful)
  • 'You Keep Me Hangin’ On' (The Supremes)

These events were shaping the world:

  • 'Star Trek' is launched.  It will become one of the few series to be more popular in syndication that in its network run.
  • LSD is pulled off the market by its manufacturer after being banned by the government in response to controversy over the hallucinogen’s recreational uses.
  • Wilt Chamberlain breaks the NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points.

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What Year Was It? [VIDEOS]

What Year Was It?

These songs were on the charts:

  • 'Human' (Human League)
  • 'Amanda' (Boston)
  • 'True Colors' (Cyndi Lauper)

These events were in the news:

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What Year Was It? [VIDEOS]

What Year Was It?

These songs were being played on the radio:

  • 'Little Bit O’ Soul' (The Music Explosion)
  • 'Hello Goodbye' (The Beatles)
  • 'Respect' (Aretha Franklin)

These events were taking place:

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What Year Was It? [VIDEOS]

What Year Was It!

These songs were on the radio:

  • 'Band On The Run' (Paul McCartney & Wings)
  • 'I Shot The Sheriff' (Eric Clapton)
  • 'Bennie And The Jets' (Elton John)

These events were taking place:

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What Diana Ross Song Peaked At Number One Today [VIDEO]

What Diana Ross song peaked at number one on this date in 1980?

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What Year Was It? [VIDEOS]

 

What Year Was It?

These songs were on the radio:

  • 'Jack & Diane' (John Cougar)
  • 'Who Can it Be Now?' (Men At Work)
  • 'Up Where We Belong' (Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes)

These events were shaping the Nation:

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What Year Was It? [VIDEOS]

What Year Was It?

These songs were topping the charts:

  • 'Please Don’t Go' (K.C. & The Sunshine Band)
  • 'Rock With You' (Michael Jackson
  • 'Do That To Me One More Time' (Captain & Tennille)

These events were taking place:

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Be An Angel Day

Today, August 22, is national Be An Angel Day.  What is an angel?

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What Year Was ‘Play That Funky Music’ A Hit? [VIDEOS]

What year was 'Play That Funky Music' and these other songs a hit?

These songs were on the radio:

  • 'Let Your Love Flow' (Bellamy Brothers)
  • 'The Rubberband Man' (Spinners)
  • 'Play That Funky Music' (Wild Cherry)

These events were making headlines:

  • Stretch Armstrong becomes a hot new toy.
  • The nation celebrates its Bicentennial.
  • The ink-jet printer is invented.

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This Day in History for August 21 – Hawaii Becomes a State and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1831 – Nat Turner leads black slaves in a rebellion (More info)

1858 – The famous debates between Sen. Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln begin (More info)

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