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Randomly recorded and just watched ‘Top of the Pops: The Story of 1979’

For those of an age there’s some memories there!!

Rubbish piled on the street. ITV on strike when there were only three channels on TV. Shit cars like the Austin Maxi

Music wise - some half decent post-punk bands like The Skids and Gen X, utter tosh like The Nolan’s and The Dooley’s, absolute belters from Nile Rodgers and then you had the saving grace of The Clash, The Police, The Specials and Madness. And the weirdness of Gary Numan

John Noakes on Blue Peter, Tom Baker as Dr Who, Tomorrow’s World

Desperately trying to get into pubs at 15 (mostly failing) but getting into Cinderella Rockerfellas 

Cherry red Doc Martens and drainpipe Levi’s 

But to cap it all, standing on the paddock at OT to see Frankie’s double, thinking we are in the big time, not knowing the heartbreak a year later

Looking back, life was a bit shit, but fuck me it was brilliant that year 

And then there was Maggie 💣.........

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3 minutes ago, MancWanderer said:

Randomly recorded and just watched ‘Top of the Pops: The Story of 1979’

For those of an age there’s some memories there!!

Rubbish piled on the street. ITV on strike when there were only three channels on TV. Shit cars like the Austin Maxi

Music wise - some half decent post-punk bands like The Skids and Gen X, utter tosh like The Nolan’s and The Dooley’s, absolute belters from Nile Rodgers and then you had the saving grace of The Clash, The Police, The Specials and Madness. And the weirdness of Gary Numan

John Noakes on Blue Peter, Tom Baker as Dr Who, Tomorrow’s World

Desperately trying to get into pubs at 15 (mostly failing) but getting into Cinderella Rockerfellas 

Cherry red Doc Martens and drainpipe Levi’s 

But to cap it all, standing on the paddock at OT to see Frankie’s double, thinking we are in the big time, not knowing the heartbreak a year later

Looking back, life was a bit shit, but fuck me it was brilliant that year 

And then there was Maggie 💣.........

Nah Gulity Pleasure this one....

Maggie, what a fucking women

 

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i know it wasnt 1979 but my Auntie had been a club singer on the northern circuit through the 70s

she moved on to be a music agent , i remember an earl 80s christmas party at her house with the Dooleys there.

The ladies had spray on shiny trousers , Bob Williamson was crawling around the floor pissed a fart in a very ripped shirt/blouse

with a boxer dog stood on his back

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5 minutes ago, crawshawbooth said:

i know it wasnt 1979 but my Auntie had been a club singer on the northern circuit through the 70s

she moved on to be a music agent , i remember an earl 80s christmas party at her house with the Dooleys there.

The ladies had spray on shiny trousers , Bob Williamson was crawling around the floor pissed a fart in a very ripped shirt/blouse

with a boxer dog stood on his back

Bloody hell, a blast from the past, remember his song about us not going up, "one nil down and all to do if we're not to stay in division two"

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As 1979 turned into the 80s football fashion was starting to take off, most geezers still looked like the bass player in Dr Feelgood but i can remember going away to Arsenal that season and seeing young uns in Pringle jumpers and deer stalker hats, we were still a couple of years behind that but got there eventually.

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On 27/02/2021 at 09:27, crawshawbooth said:

i know it wasnt 1979 but my Auntie had been a club singer on the northern circuit through the 70s

she moved on to be a music agent , i remember an earl 80s christmas party at her house with the Dooleys there.

The ladies had spray on shiny trousers , Bob Williamson was crawling around the floor pissed a fart in a very ripped shirt/blouse

with a boxer dog stood on his back

Bob williamson married a dooley...barbara?

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3 minutes ago, captainmed said:

Thatcher.

They don’t make them like her anymore.

The female version of Churchill.

She was good for the time, as was Churchill in his.

I liked the late 70s, lots of good old piss artistry and although the country had gone to shit we still enjoyed ourselves

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56 minutes ago, Underpants said:

Williamson lived in Tonge Fold somewhere. Got chatting with him in the KFC on Bury Rd one night. Didn't know it was him at the time.  

He did

Pretty sure he died ages ago and pretty sure alcohol was involved

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21 minutes ago, Casino said:

He did

Pretty sure he died ages ago and pretty sure alcohol was involved

2016. Rare blood disorder, apparently 🤔

 

Got told he liked a drink. Before we got the craving for fried chicken we had been in the Bowling Green just a few doors down. He might have been in the pub as well. Back then it was last orders then out.

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48 minutes ago, Underpants said:

2016. Rare blood disorder, apparently 🤔

 

Got told he liked a drink. Before we got the craving for fried chicken we had been in the Bowling Green just a few doors down. He might have been in the pub as well. Back then it was last orders then out.

Bowler was my local in those days and Ken Yates' on Ainsworth Lane at last orders. Bob was alright

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15 hours ago, Dimron said:

Bowler was my local in those days and Ken Yates' on Ainsworth Lane at last orders. Bob was alright

 

15 hours ago, Dimron said:

Bowler was my local in those days and Ken Yates' on Ainsworth Lane at last orders. Bob was alright

Good chippy was Kens proper lard in't fryer and good quality Roy Hudds.

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