Washington, D.C.

The year was 1980

It was the decade of President Ronald Reagan and the Mayor for life Marion Barry.  John Lennon was assassinated, a new sound of rhythm and blues and funk called Go-Go music was born.  Air Florida Flight 90 crashes, the  Pac-Man Video Game was released.  HIV/AIDS becomes an epidemic,   E.T. Movie is released,  the Berlin Wall Falls,  and Students Massacred in China’s Tiananmen Square and  Crack Cocaine enters into the universe that would be the beginning of sexual sins,  crimes and murders.

 

Understanding the music 

 

Get an extended look at  WETA’s  powerful documentary special “Washington in the 80s   http://www.weta.org/tv/program/washington-80s