August 26, 2020 | by: kerri

This Weekend on Casey Kasem’s Top 40 Countdown

Saturday’s 80’s Countdown: AUGUST 30, 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. The Rolling Stones and Christopher Cross were on the Top 40 countdown this week 40 years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kBxb-NmxNc

 

 

Sunday’s 70’s Countdown: AUGUST 28, 1976
8 am – 11 am

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. On the Top 40 countdown this week back in 1976, we had some great dancing music by K C and the Sunshine Band and Wild Cherry.