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LETS DANCE - DAVID BOWIE - 1984

 

NEWS
•    Sally Ride becoming the first American woman to be shot into space (Salyut 7: Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a space walk the same year. American astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk later in the year.)
•    President Regan began to press the idea of a “Star Wars” space based missile defense system and proposed an international ban on chemical weapons.
•    Tom Brokaw would be named anchor of the NBC Nightly News.
•    The Apple Macintosh is introduced.


FADS and ENTAINMENT
•    MOVIE: “Return of the Jedi”, “Beverly Hills Cop”, “Ghostbusters”, “ Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” and “Police Academy”
•    T.V.: “Dallas”, “Dynasty”, “Knots Landing”, “Night Court” and “The Cosby Show” debute.
•    Compact Disks are introduced and would become the standard for  music.
•    “Trivial Pursuit” and the “Rubik’s Cube” were huge.
•    Saying “Radical” “Wicked” or “Kickin’” made you hip!
•    1983 would be the first year of the Camcorder


#1@1
•    The title album track on the album Let's Dance.
•    Bowie’s only single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic.
•    “Let’s Dance” would introduce Bowie to a new younger audience oblivious to his former career in the '70s.
•    Bowie featured blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan on the track. Vaughan was asked to go on tour with Bowie, but declined so he could continue to play with his band Double Trouble.
•    David Bowie “Let’s Dance” Your #1@1 from May 1984



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