➤ All kinds of cultural fall-out . . .
1980 ➤ The Comic Strip throws up Alexei Sayle and the next generation of household names
The satire boom of the Sixties chose as its targets politicians, church, unions. The world moves on, and in 1980 so-called “alternative cabaret” is gunning for rock entrepreneurs, media manipulators and a pre-packaged youth culture inherited at second hand . . .
1981 ➤ Farewell to vodka and tonic. Enter the Goodall Street Gargle Blaster
Wherever young people gather, they seem to compete to concoct the most appalling mix of drinks in one glass – and then give their cocktail a ridiculous name. Once news of these nightowl habits reached the Times Educational Supplement, it decided that the nation’s teachers should be alerted to the pupil perils. Inquiries reveal it’s the girls who are most willing to experiment…
1983 ➤ David Hockney, Britain’s favourite painter, discovers a truer way of seeing
“Have you been to the cubism exhibition at the Tate?” David Hockney enthuses during a trip to London. “I’ve been seven times!” An impromptu tutorial ensues in which the painter tests his new ideas
1983 ➤ Caught on camera: the day the King and Queen of Outrage realised the end was nigh
An Evening Standard exclusive breaks the news of a parting of the ways
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