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CED Digest Vol. 7 No. 8  •  2/23/2002


20 Years Ago In CED History:

February 24, 1982:
* President Reagan, in an address to the Organization of American States (OAS)
in Washington, D.C., warns that "new Cubas will arise from the ruins of today's
conflicts" in Central America unless something is done to prevent it from
* Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers breaks the National Hockey League
season-scoring record of 76 goals. By the end of the season he has set a new
mark of 92 goals.

* 24th Annual Grammy Awards:

Record of the Year "Bette Davis Eyes" Kim Carnes

Album of the Year "Double Fantasy," John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Song of the Year "Bette Davis Eyes" (CED) Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon,

Best New Artist Sheena Easton (CED)

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male, "Breakin Away," Al Jarreau

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music Live On
Broadway,' Lena Horne

Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal "Boy From New York
City" Manhattan Transfer

Best Pop Instrumental Performance "The Theme From Hill Street Blues" Mike Post
featuring Larry Carlton

Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male "Jessie's Girl" Rick Springfield

Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female "Fire and Ice" (CED) Pat Benatar

Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal "Don't Stand So Close to Me"
(CED) Police

Best Rock Instrumental Performance "Behind My Camel" Police

Best Rhythm and Blues Song "Just the Two of Us" Bill Withers, William Salter
and Ralph MacDonald, songwriters

Best Rhythm and Blues Performance, Male "One Hundred Ways" James Ingram

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female "Hold On I'm Comin'" Aretha

Best Rhythm and Blues Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal "The Dude,"
Quincy Jones

Best Rhythm and Blues Instrumental Performance "All I Need Is You" David

Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male "Blue Rondo a la Turk" Al Jarreau

Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female "Digital III at Montreux," Ella Fitzgerald

Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group "Until I Met You" Manhattan Transfer

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist "Bye Bye Blackbird," John Coltrane

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group "Chick Corea and Gary Burton in
Concert," Zurich, October 28, 1979, Chick Corea and Gary Burton

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, "Big Band Walk on the Water," Gerry
Mulligan and His Orchestra

Best Jazz Fusion Performance, Vocal or Instrumental "Winelight," Grover
Washington, Jr.

Best Country Song "9 to 5" (CED) Dolly Parton, songwriter

Best Country Vocal Performance, Male (There's) "No Gettin' Over Me" Ronnie

Best Country Vocal Performance, Female "9 to 5" (CED) Dolly Parton

Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal "Elvira" Oak Ridge Boys

Best Country Instrumental Performance Country, "After All These Years," Chet

Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary or Inspirational "Priority," Imperials

Best Gospel Performance, Traditional "The Masters V," J.D. Sumner, James
Blackwood, Hovie Lister, Rosie Rozell, and Jake Hess

Best Soul Gospel Performance, Contemporary "Don't Give Up," Andrae Crouch

Best Soul Gospel Performance, Traditional "The Lord Will Make a Way," Al Green

Best Latin Recording "Guajira Pa la Jeva" Clare Fischer

Best Inspirational Performance "Amazing Grace," B.J. Thomas

Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording "There Must Be a Better World Somewhere,"
B.B. King

Best Arrangement of an Instrumental Recording "Velas" Quincy Jones and Johnny
Mandel, arrangers

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s) "Ai No Corrida" Quincy
Jones and Jerry Hey, arrangers

Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley
Square" Gene Puerling, arranger

Best Instrumental Composition "The Theme From Hill Street Blues" Mike Post,

Best Cast Show Album Lena Horne: "The Lady and Her Music Live on Broadway,"
various composers and lyricists

Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television
Special "Raiders of the Lost Ark," John Williams, composer (CED)

Best Classical Album "Mahler, Symphony No. 2 in C Minor," Sir Georg Solti
conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Best Classical Orchestral Recording "Mahler, Symphony No. 2 in C Minor," Sir
Georg Solti conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Best Chamber Music Performance "Tchaikovsky, Piano Trio in A Minor," Itzhak
Perlman, Lynn Harrell and Vladimir Ashkenazy

Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With Orchestra) "Isaac
Stern 60th Anniversary Celebration," Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas
Zukerman; Zubin Mehta conducting New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (Without Orchestra) "The
Horowitz Concerts 1979/80," Vladimir Horowitz

Best Opera Recording "Janacek, From the House of the Dead," Sir Charles
Mackerras conducting Vienna Philharmonic; solos: Zahradnicek, Zitek and Zidek

Best Choral Performance (Other Than Opera) "Haydn, The Creation," Neville
Marriner conducting Chorus of Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields

Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance "Live From Lincoln Center,
Sutherland-Horne-Pavarotti," Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne and Luciano

Best Comedy Recording Rev. "Du Rite," Richard Pryor

Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording "Donovan's Brain," Orson

Best Recording for Children "Sesame Country," Muppets, Glen Campbell, Crystal
Gayle, Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker; Jim Henson

Best Album Package "Tatoo You," Peter Corriston, art director

Best Album Notes Erroll Garner, "Master of the Keyboard," Dan Morgenstern,

Best Historical Album "Hoagy Carmichael: From "Star Dust" to "Ole Buttermilk

Video of the Year "Michael Nesmith in Elephant Parts" (CED) Michael Nesmith

Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) Quincy Jones

Classical Producer of the Year James Mallinson

February 25, 1982:
* The U.N. Security Council votes 13-0 to increase its 6,000 man peacekeeping
force in southern Lebanon by an additional 1,000 troops.
* An article in the Wall Street Journal points out that the recently named GRID
or gay-related immunodeficiency disease also occurs in women and heterosexual

February 26, 1982:
* Hungarian-born guitarist Gabor Szabo dies at age 45. His unique style
combined jazz with traditional Hungarian folk music.
* Future CED title in widespread theatrical release: Venom

February 27, 1982:
* Wayne B. Williams, a 23-year-old photographer and talent promoter, is
convicted of murdering 2 of the 28 black children and young adults whose bodies
were found in Atlanta, Georgia over a two-year period.
The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company goes out of business after presenting Gilbert
and Sullivan operettas for more than 100 years.

February 28, 1982:
* The Israeli Cabinet announces that if Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek
"refuses to visit Jerusalem during the course of his visit to Israel, we would
have to do without this important visit." The Israeli demand effectively ends
any hope that Mubarek will visit Israel in the near future.

March 1, 1982:
* Two unmanned Russian space probes land on Venus and begin transmitting
information back to Earth.

March 2, 1982:
* At the conclusion of a two-day visit to Moscow, Polish Prime Minister
Wojciech Jaruzelski pledges closer ties with the Soviet Union and a
continuation of efforts to stop "in the most resolute manner" uprisings against
Communist rule in Poland.

Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 00:14:54 -0800
From: "Highlander" <d69stu>
To: "CED Digest" <>
Subject: New Problem ...

This is probably a a dead disk, but I hope not.  Hopefully there is some
way to bring it back because I doubt I can find a replacement.

We were watching "Once Upon A Time In America".  Great movie.  This is a
two-disc deal.  The first disc played fine.  The second disc appears to
be dead, however.  All that comes up is video static and no sound at
all.  I tried forward searching to find something, but nothing appears
to happen.

I put the first disc back in and it works fine.  Tried a different
movie.  Works fine.

Is this a case of the starter grooves being damaged causing the stylus
to get caught up in and endless loop?  Sort of like with a phonograph
record where the groove would be damaged so the needle kept jumping

Sure would hate to write off that disc!  This is a great movie and this
cut has everything intact.

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 07:11:34 -0800
From: "Tom Howe" <>
Subject: Much Sadness

Earlier this morning my cat Astarte passed away due to total liver failure. She
was born in 1987, the same year I started collecting CED's. I informally called
her "The VideoDisc Cat" because she was always hanging around when I was
working on newly acquired players. I haven't been able to sleep or concentrate
on anything else, so putting up a tribute page has helped. The picture on this
page says it all: --Tom ------------------------------------------------------------------------ From: Dj3928 Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 22:37:03 EST Subject: Problems with the NEW OLD STOCK 154216 Stylus! To: Hello All, I have came across a problem with the 154216 Stylus's, (they Fit the SJT and SKT Rca Players). I have been ordering New Old Stock from My RCA Parts distributor for some time now and have never had a Problem. But, in the Past 6 Months I have ordered around 20 of them and have received 8 that were bad. When I say bad, I mean that the Stylus tips are not connected. In fact , the small copper colored band that goes from the Stylus Tip to the Pressed in Connector is hanging loose ,apparently from some sort of Corrosion of the Metal band.It is always broken where it attaches to the Pressed in Connector. Has anyone had this Problem? I have a Theory, These Stylus have been sitting around in an RCA Warehouse for around 15 to 18 Years, I think the Moisture in the Warehouse is causing this. In Fact, on a couple of the Bad Stylus, the copper colored Band has turned a Darker Color like copper will turn when exposed to moisture. I have also bought a lot of these on ebay and have never found this problem on them, which probably confirms My theory. If there stored in someones house in a controlled environment, the band doesnt come loose. As You probably all know, There isnt anyway to Repair this problem, I have looked at them under a Microscope and cant see any way to reconnect the Copper colored Band back to the Connector. If anyone has any thoughts on this, Please let Me know. Thanks for everyones time, I really enjoy the Website, Darrell


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