Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

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. Rick Lee - CNG Edi­tor

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