This Weekend on Casey Kasem’s Top 40 Countdown
Saturday’s 80’s Countdown: OCTOBER 17, 1981
8 am – noon
SATURDAY OCTOBER 17
1981 was the year the Iran hostage crisis ended. The Yorkshire Ripper was caught. Post it notes were invented. Prince Charles married Diana, and on the top 40 countdown this week in 1981, we featured Rick James and the Rolling Stones.
Sunday’s 70’s Countdown: OCTOBER 20, 1973
8 am – 11 am
In October of 1973 Elton John released his album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The famous Sydney Opera House was opened in Australia and US President Richard Nixon was in deep trouble with Watergate. The week’s Top 40 countdown included songs by The Allman Brothers Band and Edgar Winter.