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June 24, 2020 | by: kerri

This Weekend on Casey Kasem’s Top 40 Countdown

Saturday’s 80’s Countdown: JUNE 28, 1980
8 am – noon

Canada was instrumental in getting 6 American hostages out of Iran. The separation referendum in Quebec was defeated with 60% against separation. CNN launched in 1980 and a tragic fire at the MGM in Las Vegas killed 85 people. Lipps Inc. and Robbie Dupree were on the Top 40 countdown this week 40 years ago.

 

 

Sunday’s 70’s Countdown: JUNE 24, 1972
8 am – 11 am

In 1972 it was Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War in the headlines. Women were allowed to compete in the Boston Marathon for the first time. Bobby Fischer beat Boris Spassky to become world chess champion. Mash, the Beachcombers and Marketplace all debuted on TV. In the early summer of 1972, we were listening to music by the Sammy Davis Junior and Derek and The Dominos.