DO YA THINK I’M SEXY – ROD STEWART – 1979

 

NEWS
•    Iran seized our embassy taking 49 hostages for 444 days.( from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981)
•    3-Mile Island became the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history
•    Skylab began screaming back to earth as it ran out of orbits. Re-entry occurred July 11th 1979. 
•    The U.S. government said yes to bailing out a nearly bankrupt Chrysler to the tune of over a billion dollars.
•    Ford’s Pinto automobile design allowed its fuel tank to be easily damaged in the event of a rear-end collision which sometimes resulted in deadly fires and explosions.
•    Gas prices shot up a record 85%!
•    Gold would rise past $400 per ounce.

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
•    MOVIES: ”Norma Rae” “Alien” ”Apocalypse Now” and “Kramer vs. Kramer”
•    T.V.:  “Dallas” “Alice” & “Dukes of Hazzard”
•    “Asteroids” becomes a bigger video game than “Space Invaders”.
•    The Sony Walkman cassette was the popular electronic device.
•    Black and Decker released the cordless mini-vacuum, The Dustbuster.
•    Nickelodeon TV and ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) began broadcasting 
•    Victoria’s Secret stores opened.

 

DEAD
•    Sid Vicious: (John Simon Ritchie May 10 1957 – February 2 1979) Heroin overdose.
•    John Wayne: (Marion Mitchell Morrison May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979) Died of stomach cancer
•    Mary Pickford: (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was a Canadian-born motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

#1@1
•    Found on the Blondes Have More Fun album.
•    A judgment in a plagiarism lawsuit ruled that this song’s distinctive riff came from song called “Taj Mahal” by a Brazilian musician named Jorge Ben. Stewart agreed to give proceeds from the song to UNICEF 
•    The song was criticized by many in the rock press as a betrayal of Stewart’s blues-oriented rock roots due to its disco-like arrangement,
•    The song itself is a very simple, straightforward tale of a guy meeting a girl in a bar and heading home for some late night entertainment.
•    Here’s Rod Stewart with “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” Your Number 1@1 from February 1979.


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