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Events of September 19 in THE REAGAN YEARS:

1984:  Reagan invokes the name of Bruce Springsteen in an attempt to win votes in New Jersey. Bruce expresses some displeasure, but takes no overt sides in this election. In the 1988 election, Springsteen tells his fans, "Don't vote for that fuckin' Bush!"
1985:  The Senate Commerce Committee, at the instigation of Susan Baker (wife of the Secretary of the Treasury James) and Tipper Gore (wife of Tennesee senator Albert), begins hearings on whether rock&roll records should have labels to warn parents about obscene lyrics. Senator Paul Trible of Virginia says, "this may well be the most important hearing conducted by the Commerce Committee this year." It is certainly the most publicized.
1988:  The song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin reaches #1 on the charts. The Bush campaign adopts it as their theme song.