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The eighties were here.   We were on the cusp of some staggering cultural and technological changes.  The Sault seemed to be ready for anything -- our population was 86, 962, according to Statistics Canada.  We embraced home video technology in a big way, with video rental stores popping up all over town to meet the growing demand for VHS and...

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Double-Double Day — November 1979: The Wall by Pink Floyd and January 1980: London...

The late 1970s proved to be significant in terms of the development of popular music.  The end of the 1970s wasn't filled with nostalgia for what had passed, but rife with excitement for what...
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October 1977: Bat Out of Hell by Meat Loaf

Where were you when one of the biggest, most enduring records in rock history burst into popular culture in October of 1977?   I was in grade 10 at Sir James Dunn, still trying to figure...
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November 1975: A Night at the Opera by Queen

The Sault will never forget November of 1975. On the 10th, at approximately 7:20 pm., The Edmund Fitzgerald, the largest freighter on the Great Lakes, sank during a November hurricane on Lake Superior.  All 29...
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A Brief But Important Digression

As the local schools prepare for the annual Terry Fox Run, I want to take a moment to remember August 12, 1980 -- the day Terry Fox ran through our city.   I had just purchased...
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September 1969: Abbey Road by The Beatles

This is where it all started for me. I was seven years old when Abbey Road was released, and by then I had already become an expert at sneaking into my teenage sister’s room and...

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