11 ways the world was VERY different when Kate Bush last toured in 1979

The world was a much simpler place when Kate Bush last toured in 1979

The world was a much simpler place when Kate Bush last toured in 1979

First published in Leisure latest news

Welling-born singer Kate Bush delighted fans and caused a massive stir online last week with the surprise announcement of a series of live shows - 35 years after she retired from touring.

To celebrate Bush’s return to the stage, we take a look back at simpler times to show how very different the world was when she last toured in 1979.

1. Charles and Diana were merely courting

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2. Unleaded petrol hadn’t been introduced yet

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Picture via Photobucket user Martin Chamberlain

3. There were only three TV channels

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4. Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first female prime minister

News Shopper: SEAT OF POWER: Margaret Thatcher outside 10 Downing Street following her election as Prime Minister in 1979

5. Art Garfunkel was No. 1 in the UK with Bright Eyes

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6. The Jubilee line of the London Underground had just been opened

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7. The internet didn’t exist!

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8. Kylie was a 13-year-old living in Australia

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9. The Channel Tunnel hadn’t even been conceived

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10. Nobody had an iPhone!

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11. John Lennon was still alive

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This list is reproduced with the kind permission of the official Ticketmaster blog

Kate Bush will play a series of 15 shows called Before the Dawn at London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith starting on August 26. For more details and tickets head over to the Ticketmaster site here

News Shopper: Kate Bush is to return to the stage - 35 years after she retired from touring.

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8:17pm Fri 4 Apr 14

chunkybuster says...

ah '79,was earning more than I am now,and having Sundays off,oh and I had hair!! can I be transported back please! er and Kate Bush was a wee bit slimmer !
ah '79,was earning more than I am now,and having Sundays off,oh and I had hair!! can I be transported back please! er and Kate Bush was a wee bit slimmer ! chunkybuster
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12:00pm Thu 10 Apr 14

bnorther says...

A flaws in this list.

7. The internet didn't exist!
It did exist. The internet first came into existence in the late 60's and early 70's. The world wide web didn't come into existence until the 90s.

9. The Channel Tunnel hadn't even been conceived.
The first idea for a channel tunnel was conceived in 1802.
A flaws in this list. 7. The internet didn't exist! It did exist. The internet first came into existence in the late 60's and early 70's. The world wide web didn't come into existence until the 90s. 9. The Channel Tunnel hadn't even been conceived. The first idea for a channel tunnel was conceived in 1802. bnorther
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