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memories of the ’80s – You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC

For hard rock lovers, AC/DC was hitting its peak, but despite a tragedy, emerged into the 1980s with a new lead singer and a hot track: You Shook Me All Night Long. Finding success with their previous album Highway to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Blues Brothers

The beginning of the ’80s kicked off with SNL characters from the small screen making their big screen debut: The Blues Brothers. Created in 1978 for NBC’s Saturday Night Live by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, The Blues Brothers were … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Life is a Circus, Charlie Brown

Kicking of the 1980s, the next Peanuts TV special focused on Snoopy, love and life under the big top with Life is a Circus, Charlie Brown. Based on the Charles Schultz comic strip, Charlie and friends are lured to see … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

In 1980, Sidney Sheldon wrote a best-selling novel that would also become a popular mini-series: Rage of Angels. Focusing on lead character Jennifer Parker, a young assistant district attorney, Sheldon shows a naive woman who as her office is investigating … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Xanadu

A romantic musical fantasy that was a combination of beach life, music, Greek mythology and roller skating, the film Xanadu was a sparkling fantasy that flopped at the box office. Directed by Robert Greenwald, the film starred Olivia Newton-John, Michael … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Kiss on my List by Hall & Oates

For duo Daryl Hall and John Oates, their third single became another hot song for them : Kiss on my List from their album Voices. The song was written by Daryl Hall and Janna Allen, the sister of Hall’s girlfriend … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Chain Reaction

Before competitions became the mainstay of 21st game shows, in the 1980s words ruled in the daytime game show Chain Reaction. Created by Bob Stewart, the show’s premise was to create a word chain of eight words. Two teams of … Continue reading

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