April 1, 2020 | by: kerri

This Weekend on Casey Kasem’s Top 40 Countdown

Saturday’s 80’s Countdown: APRIL 2, 1988
8 am – noon

1988 saw Canada host its first ever Winter Olympics in Calgary. Top movies included Rain Man, Beetlejuice and A Fish Called Wanda. On the radio in 1988, Rick Astley and Billy Ocean were in Casey’s countdown. Rick Astley has a great voice. Not sure about his dancing on this video however!



Sunday’s 70’s Countdown: April 10, 1976
8 am – 11 am

Canada hosted the Summer Olympics and Steve Jobs started up a company called Apple. Rocky was introduced to movie theatres this month in 1976. It was a year of firsts- the first case of legionnaires disease and the first flight of the Concorde. The Eaton’s catalogue was discontinued. Canadian parliament voted to abolish the death penalty and over 1 million Canadians took to the streets to protest wage and price controls. 1976 saw the introduction of the Timbit and on the countdown, we heard The Sylvers and David Bowie.