Saturday 5 September 2009

The class of 1983: planning a reunion?

Thinking of planning a reunion for the class of 1983?

If you graduated college, left university or changed schools in 1983, 'the Class of 1983' domain ( is NOW ON OFFER!

Interested? Please contact me (top right).

Find old friends from the Class of 1983 or perhaps reconnect with fellow '80 graduates in the year that ...

Sally Ride became the first US woman in space, and the grandson of Alexander Graham Bell answered the first commercial mobile phone call.

Derby winning horse Shergar was kidnapped on 9th February - a £2million ransom was demanded.

Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi won eight Oscars; the most ever won by a British film.

Compact discs began to sell on the High Street - but most serious record collectors dismissed them as a passing fad like the Eight Track.

The Conservative party gained a landslide victory in the General Election, with Margaret Thatcher winning her second term in office as Prime Minister.

Anti-nuclear demonstrators marched in cities across Europe in the biggest anti-nuclear demonstrations in 20 years.

Just a few of my favourite singles from 1983:

  • Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
  • Level 42 - The Chinese Way
  • Jam - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight (re-entry)
  • Jam - Going Underground / Dreams Of Children (re-entry)
  • U2 - New Years Day
  • Echo & The Bunnymen - The Cutter
  • Kajagoogoo - Too Shy
  • Prince - 1999
  • Tears For Fears - Change
  • Icehouse - Hey Little Girl
  • Fun Boy Three - Tunnel Of Love
  • Spandau Ballet - Communication
  • Depeche Mode - Get The Balance Right
  • Jo Boxers - Boxer Beat
  • Orange Juice - Rip It Up
  • Madness - Tomorrow's (Just Another Day) / Madness (Is All In My Mind)
  • Blancmange - Waves

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