Hans Remembers -News Headlines From Sunday July 13, 1969.

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  • In an attempt to somehow save some face- The Soviet Union launched Luna 15 an unmanned lunar spacecraft to the Moon- three days ahead of Apollo 11’s launching. They wanted to land Luna 15 on the surface- get the first lunar soil and return back to Earth before Apollo 11. They couldn’t beat the United States with a man on the Moon so they were trying to at least get the first Moon rocks. Would they accomplish this goal? … Just a note- the this week PBS had a 3 part 6 hour documentary called “Chasing The Moon”- I would bet with the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing next week- some of their stations will be repeating it. I finished watching it last night- EXCELLENT.

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  • The latest single by The Beatles- “The Ballad Of John and Yoko” was being banned by over 100 stations in the US due to its controversial lyrics “Christ, you know it ain’t easy.” The single would peak at #8 in the United States and would become the 17th and final #1 in the United Kingdom.

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  • In other religious news- the controversial Northern Ireland loyalist the Rev. Ian Paisley announces to a crowd in Loughgall, Country Antrim- “I am anti- Catholic but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system.


  1. “I am anti- Catholic but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system.” Damn…

    • On Celtic Crush that I listen to weekly the host- Larry Kirwan who grew up in Ireland- will mention Paisley now and then- I believe he died in 2014 . Once Larry said that his grandfather- had him in the car and the grandfather was determined to drive to Belfast to talk to Paisley.. they never made it into Northern Ireland… in reading a little on the guy over the years- he was a real live wire…

    • Yes I just started to look up things about him…I’d never heard of him but yes a live wire sounds about right. After that comment…I had to research some.

    • LOL yea that is what I figured but I’m not so sure it would have gotten through to the guy. He was anti a lot of things.

    • LOL… yep that would be an understatement! He didn’t soften too much near the end either…maybe a little but not much.

  2. The only difference being that I recall that Sinead really came to regret her whole thing with the Pope, but obviously Paisley regretted nothing, lol !! I don’t know if I’d have the balls to make so many enemies in one fell swoop. I must be a coward!

    • I don’t think there are many willing to go that far out on the edge as he did.. so I wouldn’t call yourself a coward.

  3. PS: Also….wasn’t there an overt amount of incredible hostility toward disco? I mean, was it THAT bad? I only like a few disco songs myself. But…..burning albums?

    • There was the whole Disco Sucks hostility. Some of it was bad- but some pop music is bad, some rock is bad…etc…It seemed to me like disco was a passing thing by the time they had the Demolition Night.

  4. Yeah, I think it was pretty much dying out by then. My husband claims to have joined a group of folks burning their disco albums where he grew up in Brooklyn!!! That’s why he always stares at me with utter scorn when I proclaim to love certain ’70s songs. God, get a life, lol !!!

    • They owned disco albums at one point? To burn their disco albums they had to have liked it at one point?

  5. Yeah, what the hell were you doing with them, then? Fickle much?!
    HE actually never owned a disco album himself. I guess he helped the neighbors burn theirs!

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