1981

At 12:01 am on Aug. 1, 1981, the television network MTV was launched. It was only on one cable network in New Jersey. Today it is in about 85% of American homes and is seen world wide. When they started out they played music. Today it has become something else. Happy 37th Birthday MTV. We […]

We lost Harry Chapin 37 years ago today on July 16, 1981. On that day, just after noon, Chapin was driving in the left lane on the Long Island Expressway at about 65 mph on the way to perform at a free concert scheduled for later that evening at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New […]

The Go – Go’s released their debut LP “Beauty and the Beat” on July 8, 1981. The album was preceded by the single and signature song “We Got the Beat”, which became a massive club hit in Europe and, later, the United States. When the album was eventually released, it steadily climbed the Billboard 200 […]


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