BIIGTHINGS IN 1998
Blair & Co’s New Labour surged into office in 1997 on the back of a landslide GE victory, bringing a youthful vigour and optimism that peaked in 1998 – it was downhill from there.
Some think 1998 was all about Britpop and Blur v Oasis, but by then it was history; 1998’s best-selling single was Believe by Cher, the biggest album was The Corrs’ Talk On Corners. Robbie Williams shot his bolt early, releasing Millennium two years (or three) too early.
Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck’s asteroidabusing yarn Armageddon was the year’s biggest film, with Shaving Ryan’s Privates coming a close second. Anyone remember Spiceworld?
Thirty years of hurt? England went out of the World Cup in France on penalties in the last 16. The World Cup is a four-yearly competition for football fans.