A Decade Of Magical Music.
Oh where have all those years gone,flashed by,raced away like a sprinter running on hot coals.Of course I am talking of the 1980's,finishing school and college and being a raw rookie plodding the beat.No,not the beat of Randy Crawford,no for embarking on a new exciting adventure as a young inexperienced Constable.
Looking back,the 80's probably was the happiest time of my life and I always associate the music of the era with those feelings.Who can forget Ultravox with the classical Vienna? The Eurythmics with their "Sweet Dreams".Disco dancing had been left behind and the New Romantic era was upon us,Maralyn, Boy George,Simon La Bon,some of the names elude me.All that make up,glitter and elaborate clothing that had heads turning in the street for a second glance from their elders,wonderful.
The charismatic John Lydon(sex pistols) had gone into retirement,Abba still going strong at the start of the decade,Depeche Mode,Adam and the Ants and Ah Ha were taking on me.Such memories,precious moments,it was like a new beginning,a new life had started.The icon Margaret Thatcher governed Britain whilst having a public showing of love and affection for Ronald Regan,The President of the USA.
Fergal Sharkey had a good heart whilst Erasure blended in a new style that was immediately identified all as their own.
Paul Young was falling in love with the Common People,CD's had just started to take over from plastic records,Madonna was the new girl hitting the top and was Crazy for You whilst Wham were waking me up before you go go.Towards thee end of the decade Chicago were looking away Bobby Brown thought it was his prerogative and Paula Abdul went straight up to No 1.
What an amazing era for us 40+ members,we were young with so many dreams.In the words of Klymaxx I miss you,and as Lionel would have sung say you say me.
garvan 46-50, M 17 Responses 6 Aug 21, 2011