Jill from Decatur, GaIn January 1986 I was driving to Charlottesville, Va with a friend to go skiing and to visit her brother. We were listening to my OMD tape and had to turn it over (remember those days?). When we popped the tape out, the radio automatically came on and we heard the news about the space shuttle Challenger crashing 73 seconds after takeoff. We pulled over in a daze. After a few minutes, we drove off, the tape kicked in and "88 Seconds In Greensboro" came on..."88 seconds is all it takes"...it was eerie and to this day that song reminds me of the Challenger crash.
Rebecca from College Station, TxHello, I am originally from Greensboro, North Carolina and was there when this happened. I remember the sound of the shots being fired and all the frightened citizens. We really did not know at the time what was happening. I thank my lucky stars, I no longer live in that city and will never again. Rebecca
Russ from Greensboro, Mdit is takes abot that long to drive thruogh greensboro md
Arizona DJ Guy Zapoleon played UB40's "Red Red Wine" four years after it was released as part of a feature on songs that should have been hits. Listeners started requesting the tune and within weeks it was topping the Hot 100.
"Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who is about a revolution, but it doesn't have a happy ending, since in the end the new regime becomes just like the old one. Pete Townshend thought that whoever was in power was destined to become corrupt.
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.