The memory of famine has never left the west of Ireland and our reaction to the plight of those suffering in Somalia was from the heart as shown by a large crowd who came and gave generously to this good natured impromptu show with local models in fashions from shops such as Daly's,Flynns and Fitzgeralds .
We have the pop charts from this week in 1984, Top Country song,Headlines,TV memories,Film and lots more as the Blog is updated every day all week.
THIS WEEKS POP CHART 1984
|1||Frankie Goes To Hollywood||Relax|
|2||Nena||99 Red Balloons|
|3||The Thompson Twins||Doctor Doctor|
|4||Kool & The Gang||Joanna / Tonight|
|5||Queen||Radio Ga Ga|
|6||Nik Kershaw||Wouldn't It Be Good|
|7||Rockwell||Somebody's Watching Me|
|8||The Style Council||My Ever Changing Moods|
|9||Matthew Wilder||Break My Stride|
|10||Billy Joel||An Innocent Man|
This had to be the most unlikely duo ever to team up. Julio iglesias and Willie Nelson yet it worked .
Today we take a large choice good radio for granted but back in 1984 it was a different story Radio 2 was the only pop station and it was very starchy state broadcasting compared to the slick professional sound of Radio Nova and Sunshine Radio .They were the super pirates and although they broadcast to Dublin you could pick them up on MW here in the West of Ireland .This recording was made from FM late at night when as if by magic the signal strength came up .
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Vincent Hanley on MT USA
RTE TV ad break
Robin of Sherwood
POPULAR FILMS 1984
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Beverly Hills Cop
Terms of Endearment
The Karate Kid
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Romancing the Stone
The Killing Fields
A Passage To India
Do you remember 10p a go on Pacman & Space Invaders
How many screens did you reach
In 1984 Dj Mixing was just staring to become popular and making mix-tapes was all the rage.
One of the perks of being out the country in those days was on a hot summers afternoon (Summer 1984 was ok weather wise ) to set up the decks and speakers hook up the tape deck have a few beers and try out different mixes.
If a mix turned out well we'd play it in the van on the way to a gig and if it sounded good when we were sober we'd put the tape on for the warm up and if it got a good reaction It became part of the set for a few weeks (We had a human league yazoo mix that really worked ).I've left some great tapes behind at parties back then and that was one of them .
HERES A DJ MIXING UP 1984 US DANCE TUNES