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GR80’s – remembering the Heatwave festival


News This week in 1980

The Heatwave festival near Toronto featured The B-52’s, Talking Heads, The Pretenders, Elvis Costello and many others. The festival was noteworthy because of the importance of the headliner bands that played and the timing in the evolution of new wave music, and from the size of the crowd. 85,000 people attended but at 5 pm Dan Aykroyd, in character as Elwood Blues, during a live radio interview from backstage invited everyone listening to come out and be on his guest list. Within 90 minutes another 15,000 people poured into the park swelling the crowd to almost 100,000.

PLAYLIST
Tears for Fears – Sowing the Seeds Of Love
Aretha Franklin & Whitney Houston – It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be
The Waterboys – The Whole Of The Moon
Abba – Lay All You Love On Me
OMD – Messages
Aretha Franklin – Who’s Zoomin Who
Shalamar – Over & Over
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
Philip Oakey and Giorgio Moroder – Together in Electric Dreams
Whitney Houston – Love Will Save The Day
Elvis Costello – I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down
The Korgis – Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime
Aretha Franklin & George Michael – I Knew You Were Waiting For Me
Duran Duran – Planet Earth
Curiosity Killed the Cat – Misfit
Donna Allen – Serious

Three In a Row (1987)
INXS – Need You Tonight
Johnny Hates Jazz – Shattered Dreams
Terence Trent D’Arby – If You Let Me Stay

Inner City – Good Life
ELO – All over the World
Nik Kershaw – The Riddle
Sydney Youngblood – If Only I Could
David Bowie – Ashes To Ashes
Madonna – Into The Groove
Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home
The Style Council – Walls Come Tumbling Down
Bananarama – Nathan Jones
Adam & The Ants – Stand & Deliver
The Police – Spirits in the Material World

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