Tag Archives: 1985

What Happened – November 20

It was on this day in 1973 that Scot Halpin went to a rock concert and ended up sitting in with the band. The Who were playing the opening night of their Quadrophenia tour and drummer Keith Moon kept passing … Continue reading

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What Happened – October 7

 It was on this day in 1985 that the Achille Lauro was hijacked by four terrorists from the Palestine Liberation Front. They held everyone aboard the Italian cruise ship as hostages, and demanded that Israel release 50 prisoners. One passenger, an elderly man … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 29

It was on this day in 1963 that the Rolling Stones started out on their first tour. Opening up for the Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley, this first stop was at the New Victoria Theater in London. Little Richard would … Continue reading

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What Happened – September 22

It was on this day in 1985 that the first Farm Aid concert was held. Organized by John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Neil Young the event was a benefit for farmers that were in danger of losing their land to foreclosures. Over 80,000 … Continue reading

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What Happened – August 14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtgI0fMOHXg It was on this day in 1985 that Micheal Jackson bought the publishing rights to most of the Beatles’ song catalog, after outbidding Paul McCartney. Ironically enough, it was McCartney who first advised Jackson to invest in publishing rights. … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 13

It was on this day in 1863 that the worst riots in American history exploded in New York City. A military draft (for the Civil War) had just started in the city the day before and emotions were ugly. Quite … Continue reading

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What Happened – July 10

It was on this day in 1985 that the Coca-Cola Company announced they will start selling “Classic Coke.” Three months earlier the company had changed the formula  for their soft drink, and a lot of customers weren’t happy with the change. … Continue reading

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What Happened – May 13

It was on this day in 1985 that police in Philadelphia dropped a bomb from a helicopter onto an occupied home. They were attempting to evict some members of “MOVE”, an all-black back-to-nature commune. Citing health concerns & disorderly conduct (the … Continue reading

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