Music – 1982 – The Police With Sting – Living In A Material World

The Police were a British rock band formed in London in 1977….and for most of their history, the group consisted of primary songwriter Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar), Andy Summers (guitar) and Stewart Copeland (drums, percussion)….as The Police became globally popular in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s….while emerging in the British new wave scene….where they played a style of rock influenced by punk, reggae and jazz. Considered one of the leaders…

Music – 1982 – J Giels Band – Love Stinks – USA Network Night Flight Special

“Love Stinks“ is a song written by Peter Wolf and Seth Justman….which was the title track of the J. Geils Band’s 1980 album by the same name….as the song was released as a single….while peaking in the US at # 38….and spending three weeks in the Top 40…..plus, in Canada, the song reached # 15. Joan Jett covered the song for the…

Music – 1982 – The Cars – Come Back To Me – USA Network Night Flight Special

The Cars were an American rock band formed in Boston in 1976….who emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970’s….as the band consisted of singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter Ric Ocasek, bassist and singer Benjamin Orr, lead guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson. The Cars were at the forefront of merging 1970’s guitar-oriented rock with the new synthesizer-oriented pop that was then becoming…

Music – 1982 – Night Flight Special – Grace Jones – Music + Modeling – A USA Network Special

Grace Jones is a Jamaican-American model, singer, songwriter, record producer and actress….who  began her modelling career in New York state, then in Paris, working for fashion houses such as Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo….while appearing on the covers of Elle and Vogue….as she worked with such great photographers as Jean-Paul Goude, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin and Hans Feurer….and became known for her distinctive androgynous appearance and bold features. Beginning in 1977, Jones embarked on a music career…

Music – 1979 – Elvis Costello – Watching The Detectives

DOG COMMENTARY: Elvis Costello is an English musician, singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, author, television presenter, and occasional actor….who began his career as part of London’s pub rock scene in the early 1970’s…. and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement that emerged in the mid-to-late 1970’s…..as his critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is…