(The first festival was held on May 26, 1784. The first at the Palace was in 1857 with tens of thousands attending. Thereafter it is repeated every three years from 1859-1926.)
Lightfoot’s craftsmanship and demeanor bring him a lifelong international audience.
Idol had three US top-20 albums in the 80s (for example the Generation X hit Dancing with Myself . This concept album, whipped out using a Macintosh computer running Studio Vision and Pro Tools software, stalls at US#48 (though it reaches UK#20).
The beginning of the cyberpunk sci-fi genre — and/or the cyberdelic subculture — is often tied to the publication of William Gibson novel Neuromancer in 1984. Among other music associated with cyberpunk: Vangelis‘ 1994 Blade Runner soundtrack, 2007 Nine Inch Nails album Year Zero, and the ongoing electro-industrial albums of Vancouver’s Front Line Assembly.
See also: ‘Cyberpunk’ music and bands