GR80’s 1st April 2021

This week in 1980 – 1st April! There have been some very famous April Fools pranks. In 1980, the BBC Overseas Service announced to listeners that not only was the iconic Big Ben clock face going digital, but that the first people to get in touch could win the hands of the clock.
Unfortunately, this did not go down as well as they’d hoped and the BBC was apologising for weeks after the joke was made.

SOS Band – Just Be Good to Me
Sam Brown – Stop!
Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight
Bon Jovi – Bad Medicine
Queen – Play the Game
New Kids On The Block – Hangin Tough
Madonna – True Blue
Quincey Jones – One Hundred Ways
Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Billy Idol – Eyes Without a Face
The Beautiful South – Song For Whoever
Carly Simon – Why
Lionel Richie – Hello
The Jam – Going Underground
Barbara Dickson – January February
S-Express – Theme from S-Express
Swing Out Sister – Breakout
The Specials – Ghost Town
Bananarama – I Heard A Rumour
Deborah Harry – I Want That Man
Kim Wilde – Kids In America
Modern Romance – High Life
Matthew Wilder – Break My Stride
ABC – The Look of Love
The Communards – You Are My World
Living In A Box – Living In A Box
Inner City – Big Fun
Adam Ant – Apollo 9
Musical Youth – Pass the Dutchie
Madness – House of Fun
Paul Simon – Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes

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