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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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memories of the ’80s – Any Which Way You Can

After hitting box office gold, Clint Eastwood came back to movie screens in 1980 with his sequel but without his sidekick Clyde in Any Which Way You Can. After the success of Every Which Way But Loose, Eastwood teamed with … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Body on Tap shampoo

For ladies of the 1980s, the shampoo aisle offered many options to get shiny locks, including Body on Tap beer-enriched shampoo. Made by Bristol Myers Products, the shampoo was made with beer, to make hair feel soft and look shiny. Launched in … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

At the beginning of a new decade, the launch of a unique book series started jumping onto bestseller lists across North America: Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel. The Earth’s Children series focuses on the possible interaction … Continue reading

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