ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL – PINK FLOYD – 1980

 

NEWS
President Jimmy Carter O.K’d a bailout of Chrysler Corporation
Mount St. Helen’s in Washington State erupted, killing 57 and causing over $3 billion in damage.
Ronald Regan would become the 40th President of the United States
The “Miracle on Ice” took place during the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.
Fire Destroys the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas
The Killer Clown ( John Wayne Gacy Jr ) sentenced to death for the murder of 33 boys and young men

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT

MOVIES: “9 To 5” “Empire Strikes Back” “Stir Crazy” & “Airplane”
T.V.:  “Dukes of Hazzard, “The Love Boat” and “Dallas.” Millions of viewers tune into the TV soap opera Dallas to learn who shot lead character J.R. Ewing.
People displayed a Yellow Ribbon in support of the hostages in Iran.
John Lennon .was shot outside of the Dakotas, in New York
 Led Zeppelin announced they couldn’t go on after drummer John Bonham’s death.
The Rubiks Cube and Magna doodle were the popular kids toys.
Some were reading The Official Preppy Handbook to stay in with the latest trends

DEAD
John Lennon: Oct 9, 1940 Dec 8,1980
John Bonham: May 31, 1948 Sep 24, 1980
Steve McQueen: Mar 24,1930 Nov 7, 1980
Jimmy Durante: Feb10, 1893 Jan20, 1980
Alfred Hitchcock: Aug 13, 1899 April 29,1980

#1@1

This song is the title of three songs set to variations of the same basic theme.
Part 2’s working title is “Education.”  It’s a protest song against rigid schooling in general-and boarding schools in the UK in particular. 
 The chorus came from a school in England and was chosen because it close to the studio.  It was made up of 23 kids and they were overdubbed 12 times making it sound like there were many more.
All parts were written by Roger Waters.  It’s the band’s only number-one hit.
This song is number 375 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”
Here’s Pink Floyd  with “Another Brick In The Wall Part 2” the #1 @ 1 from March of 1980