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Leonard Hatred 6:28 Mon Jan 30
1979
The Kenny EVERETT Video Show

Geoff Hurst managing Chelsea

Margaret Thatcher

I Don't Like Mondays

Jethro Tull release STORMWATCH

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norwaytips 12:48 Thu Feb 2
Re: 1979
Spent 4 months, living and working (performing) in NY. Everything from busking in Central Park, to a nightly, weekday spot, on a local TV channel. Also recorded the first album that I made. Oh, it sold under 10k in the first week. 🥴

Aalborg Hammer 2:33 Wed Feb 1
Re: 1979
Met the first Mrs.A and had my first trip abroad to the exotic resort of Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava £110 quid all in for 7 days.
I remember the bars playing 'Born to be Alive' by Patrick Hernandez all the f*cking time

marty feldman 6:45 Wed Feb 1
Re: 1979
Elvis Costello
Led Zeppelin last gig
Pink Floyd another brick in the wall
Trevor Francis UK's 1st million pound player
Phil Parkes ray Stewart Stuart Pearson all sign for the hammers
Troy wins the 200th epsom derby

Annony 2:14 Wed Feb 1
Re: 1979
Briano 10:06 Tue Jan 31
Remember getting stopped coming back from the Lyceum in the Old Kent rd by OB at some ungodly hour drunk asleep in the back of my brothers mini as a 15 yr old but think this 76. They did a stop and search desperate to nick us for something lifted the carpets for drugs, convinced car was stolen but it wasn't took us down police station in police car, wouldn't let my brother drive it threatened to nick me for underage drinking due to my breathe I denied it. Tested my brother but it came up negative I couldn't believe it he had about 9 pints? So they released the car had to let us go had pounded the car to check over and we drove off, mental.

MaryMillingtonsGhost 1:36 Wed Feb 1
Re: 1979
Fucking hell, just Googled 1979 albums.
Some proper classics on there, although no mention of Mods May Day at the Bridge House?
Shurly shome mishtake.
However despite all the classic albums doing the rounds then, my overriding memory of '79 is receiving my first hand job, and reciprocating with my first foray into fingering, at Pipers caravan park in Dymchurch.
Not bad for a 14 year old (me, not the recipient of my digit).

TonkaToy 11:51 Tue Jan 31
Re: 1979
I took my O Levels... and a few CSEs.

yngwies Cat 11:41 Tue Jan 31
Re: 1979
DM,

Yep Down to Earth's a good one

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 11:31 Tue Jan 31
Re: 1979
Iron Duke

No, mate, I'm right.

1) As I made quite clear in my post, neither the Bank Rate or MLR (set by the government pre Brown) or now he Base Rate (set by the MPC of the Bank of England) are the same thing as the Mortgage Rate, which has never been set by the PM.

2) Consistently doesn't mean the same as constantly. It means with few exceptions. Here is a chart of MLR and Base Rate for the past 30 odd years. From November 1989 it falls, um, consistently:

http://blogs.ft.com/the-world/files/2017/11/Bank_of_England_base_rate-line_chart-ft-web-thememed-700x500.png

Iron Duke 10:44 Tue Jan 31
Re: 1979
SurfaceAgentX2Zero 7:34 Mon Jan 30

Well, you’re wrong anyway.

1. Until 1997, the government set the base rate
2. It peaked at 17% in 1979, but hasn’t fallen consistently since then. It’s fluctuated up and down.

LeroysBoots 10:11 Tue Jan 31
Re: 1979
Fuck, sorry Branded, missed that !!

LeroysBoots 10:10 Tue Jan 31
Re: 1979
Ain't no stopping us now, McFadden and Whitehead

Briano 10:06 Tue Jan 31
Re: 1979
Robbie Vincent …Lyceum in the strand..best disco in town

BRANDED 9:50 Tue Jan 31
Re: 1979
There wasnt any stopping me fo sho

Eastside surge 9:47 Tue Jan 31
Re: 1979
Branded you had great sex with mcfadden and whitehead that summer? Blimey which one was better lol

BRANDED 9:27 Mon Jan 30
Re: 1979
I waited hours for

Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" is a 1979 disco song performed by American R&B duo McFadden & Whitehead

At the California Ballrooms in Dunstable

Robbie Vincent Djing

They eventually turned up.

Great sex that summer

, 8:07 Mon Jan 30
Re: 1979
Life of Brian.

violator 7:57 Mon Jan 30
Re: 1979
It's Different For Girls - Joe Jackson

WHU(Exeter) 7:57 Mon Jan 30
Re: 1979
Multiple failed attempts at drawing/copying the front cover sleeve of Tubeway Army's 'are friends electric'.

Sending in a submission to Roy of the Rovers sketch a footballer weekly thing, of Trevor Brooking, with my version of Trevor looking more like something from Planet of the Apes.

MancIron 7:56 Mon Jan 30
Re: 1979
A 3 nil league defeat to Shrewsbury at Gay Meadow on the 15th December left us 9th in the old Division 2.

Imagine the knicker wetters on here now...

Like Mama Cass sang "the darkest hour is just before dawn".

Specials/Madness/Selector at the Apollo.
The Jam at Salford Uni.
March of the Mods at the Russell Club.

Good times both literally and metaphorically.

Thatcher was a CUNT mind.

mallard 7:41 Mon Jan 30
Re: 1979
Sony release the WALKMAN

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 7:34 Mon Jan 30
Re: 1979
, 6:40 Mon Jan 30

'December 79 my mortgage rate was 11.75%. That month in the HoC Thatcher announced that from the beginning of 1980 the rate would rise to 15%.'

Just a couple of small points.

1) The PM doesn't now and didn't then set mortgage rates. They are and were set by the banks and building societiesin competition with each other.

2) Base rates peaked at 17% in November 1979 and have fallen consistently ever since.

Apart from that - the entirety of your post, you are correct in every respect.

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