Category Archives: 1980s

City Paper “Sex Issue” recalls Carousel Coupling ‘toon

The “Sex Issue” cover of today’s City Paper (shown above), drawn by Charlie Herrick, recalls the infamous 1987 City Fair cartoon (shown below) that promoters published in The Sun and Evening Sun, while reminding us of how times have changed. The infamous … Continue reading

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Halloween in Essex, Maryland, 1982

J.C. Greene of “Evening Magazine” Click image to enlarge

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Baltimore’s Wrestling Superfans

By Lane Walbert (Maryland Historical Society, 9/17/2015) Long-time fans of professional wrestling will remember the sport’s golden age—the ’80s—when stars such as Dusty Rhodes, Bruno Sammartino, Ric Flair, Ivan and Nikita Koloff, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and many more entertained cities … Continue reading

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The Judies Fixation Tapes

“We are Punk Rock, honey, and we’re not gonna compromise for anything!” Thanks to Craig Stitchcomb for unearthing this “crappy cassette” tape of a May 8, 1980 Judies Fixation show at the Marble Bar. The former Judies Fixation drummer recently located … Continue reading

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