DEF: Blue Riddim Band “Nancy Reagan”
Former first lady Nancy Reagan passed away yesterday at the age of 94. Like her husband, President Ronald Reagan, Nancy has been referenced in numerous popular culture texts over the past three and half decades, and it didn’t take long from when Ronald took office for those references to happen. One early one came in 1982 when Kansas City-based Blue Riddim Band performed a song they wrote titled “Nancy Reagan” during their performance as the first U.S. band to play Jamaica’s Sunsplash festival. In memory of Nancy Reagan, Blue Riddim Band’s “Nancy Reagan” is today’s Daily Eighties Flashback.