SHARE MEMORIES OF WHEN IT ALL BEGAN
IT was in 1985 that Coca-Cola changed the taste of Coke and created a severe backlash from consumers. The old formula was reinstated after only a few months. It was also the year the first artificial heart transplant was undertaken.
Bob Geldof’s Live Aid single, dominated the music charts, and
were big screen hits and AIDS made even bigger headlines when actor Rock Hudson died. The Nintendo game system hit the shelves and in television,
premiered on Channel 7, but was axed after seven months, only to be taken up by Network Ten. The was bombed, the Brixton riots started in London and Boris Becker became the youngest man to win Wimbledon. It was also the year that Community News Group was formed and our papers will celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary over the next couple of months. If you have any photographs, stories, milestones or achievements to share from 1985, send them to southern gazette@community news. com.au. Rick Lee - CNG Editor