070913-music-Sugar-Hill-GangTaking you back to the year 1979, where the Sugarhill Gang made history as the first Rap single to become a Top 40 hit. It was also the first song to use a sample.

Let’s put this year in perspective.

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Time Magazine’s Man of the Year was Ayatollah Khomeini.

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ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) began broadcasting on September 7th 1979.

Victoria’s Secret stores opened in 1979. It went national in 1982 after being aquired by Limited Brands.

Black and Decker released the now-famous cordless mini-vacuum, The Dustbuster.

TV’s Top Shows –

1. 60 Minutes (CBS)

2. Three’s Company (ABC)

3. That’s Incredible! (ABC)

4. Alice (CBS)

5. M*A*S*H (CBS)

6. Dallas (CBS)

7. Flo (CBS)

8. The Jeffersons (CBS)

9. The Dukes of Hazzard (CBS)

10. One Day at a Time (CBS)

The cost of a Superbowl ad in 1979: $185,000. Of course you remember this classic Coke commercial.

 

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