What year did the lights go out?

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What year did the lights go out?

Siobhan Milner (Siobhan Milner), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 08:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

1965 - I dont even know what this means, it was on trivia

Siobhan Milner (Siobhan Milner), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 08:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

anyone got any ideas as to what it means?

Siobhan Milner (Siobhan Milner), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 08:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

in Massachusettes?

summat about a surge in the population growth, 9 months later...

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 08:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

1992, when Kinnock won the General Election.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 08:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

Where were you when the lights went out, in New York city?

jimnaseum (jimnaseum), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 09:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

it was round about when i told you what it was all about.

Enrique IX: The Mediator (Enrique), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 09:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

and under cover of darkness, I got it out

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 09:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

if it's music trivia - its a trick question - they never go out totally - there's one that's always on anyway

grapple (grapple), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 10:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

Now, now the lights go out - there's no warning.

NickB (NickB), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 10:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

I know for a fact they went out in 1973, in Georgia...

hank (hank s), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 12:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

I though the blackout was in '77.

mcd (mcd), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 12:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

Is no one gonna say There Is A Light That never Goes Out?

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy (Kerr), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 12:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

i think that's what grapple was getting at.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 12:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

There was a huge blackout in NYC in the summer of 1965, the first big power grid failure in a major city. Urban (and not-so-urban) folklore had it that the birth rate spiked nine months later, etc. etc. It was national news, lots of Carson jokes, comedy skits, other pop culture references. Probably a movie, too, but I'm not sure.

There was another city-wide blackout in 1977. I was there, sitting in a theater, watching the final confrontation between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi in this out-of-left-field movie that people were starting to talk about. I walked uptown about four miles; the east side was like an endless what-was-then-called singles bar. Restaurants were giving away their food, bars were selling drinks. Everyone was outside because automobile headlights provided light. EVERYone was trying to score.

Vornado, Wednesday, 24 May 2006 12:53 (8 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
it was a trivia question, on a music channel, but i dont know if the question was music related

Siobhan Milner (Siobhan Milner), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 07:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

There was a huge blackout in NYC in the summer of 1965, the first big power grid failure in a major city. Urban (and not-so-urban) folklore had it that the birth rate spiked nine months later, etc. etc. It was national news, lots of Carson jokes, comedy skits, other pop culture references. Probably a movie, too, but I'm not sure.

oh that will be it because the answer was 1965

Siobhan Milner (Siobhan Milner), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 07:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

oh what vornado said will be right because the answer was 1965

Siobhan Milner (Siobhan Milner), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 07:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

1971, when Dana had a Top 20 hit with her song "Who Put The Lights Out?" in the middle of a postal strike.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Tuesday, 4 July 2006 07:57 (8 years ago) Permalink


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