I was 19 in '79 and was enjoying life. I was crazy into music - so the bul of this blog post will revolve around music.
I'd get together with a small group of friends and drive to L.A. and do some record shopping. L.A. had the best used records store and I usually always found some great deals.
One of my best deals was buying a box full of 45's (must have been about 200 in the box) for just $5.00. I ended up discovering a few great bands that I would not have discovered had I not purchased that box.
I used to wear OP brand clothes...
The Police was my favorite band in 1979 - along with Talking Heads.
I watched the movie Kramer vs. Kramer with some friends. it was not my movie choice. I went into the movie with a negative attitude about it. I was certain I wouldn't care for the movie. I was wrong. I ended up liking the movie quite a bit and considered it a favorite for a very long time.
I truly enjoyed the electronic rhythms of Gary Numan.
I must have watched the rockumentary film "The Kids Are Alright" (about the rock band The Who) at least half a dozen times at the midnight movie. Rocky Horror Picture Show was another midnight movie favorite.
Blondie - One Way Or Another (1979)
Debbie Harry (Blondie) was about the most interesting female vocalist on the music scene in 1979.
The Cars - Double Life (1979)
I watched a good amount of movies in 1979 and there were quite a few which were excellent. Aliens, and Rocky II were a few. But the one movie that really stuck with me was Steve Martin's The Jerk. that was one outstanding film.
With both Styx and Supertramp releasing platinum certified albums 1979 was a great year for classic rock.
Styx - Lights (1979)
In 1979 I developed a penchant for the unsual...
I was 19 during the entire year of 1979 (turned 20 at the end of December 1979). It was one of the best times in my life.