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PRETENDING - ERIC CLAPTON - 1989

 

NEWS

• Exxon Valdez struck a reef spilling millions of gallons of oil into Prince William Sound.

• Oliver North Is Convicted In Iran "Contra" Affair.

• The US Government provides a $150 billion bailout for hundreds of saving and loan associations.

• George H.W. Bush became the 41st President.

• After 30 years the Cold War between East and West ends following the Malta conference and the Berlin Wall comes down

 

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT

• MOVIES: “Batman,” “Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade,” “Lethal Weapon 2,”  “Look Who’s Talking” & “Driving Miss Daisy” were on the big screen.

• TV: “The Cosby Show”, “Rosanne”, “Cheers”, “Family Matters”

• Nintendo introduces us to “Game Boy”

• The Energizer Bunny was introduced to replace gymnast Mary Lou Retton as the energetic battery spokesperson.

• Toyota launches its luxury brand the Lexus

• Yugo Cars go bankrupt, Ford buys Jaguar

• Allegations that Major League Baseball star Pete Rose gambled on the Game became public.

 

DEAD

• Lucille Ball: August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989 She posthumously received the Presidential Medal of Freedom

• Gilda Radner: June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989 part of the original cast of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, for which she won an Emmy Award. She posthumously won a Grammy for "Best Spoken Word Or Non-Musical Recording" in 1990.

 

#1@1

• This is found on the Journeyman album.

• The album was a return to form for Clapton, who had struggled with alcohol addiction throughout the mid-80s and had recently found sobriety. 

• It’s one of Clapton’s Favorite albums.

• Clapton uses a wah wah pedal on the song.

• This song was number one on the  Billboard Mainstream rock hits chart for 6 weeks.

• Here’s Eric Clapton and “Pretending” Your #1 at 1 from November 1989. 



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