Tag Archives: 1980s

memories of the ’80s – Alien Nation

For the 1980s, a tv show forecast a future where racism was shown using an alien race in Alien Nation. Created and written by Kenneth Johnson, the series was spun-off from the movie as a procedural police drama with a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley

The number one song of summer 1987 still gets regular airplay (in a different form) thanks to an internet meme of the 21st century: Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley. The first single released from Astley’s debut recording … Continue reading

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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 – Street Hawk

In the mid 1980s, a television series tried to break into the network schedule: Street Hawk. Created by Paul M. Belous and Robert Wolterstoff, the series was distributed by Universal and picked up by ABC TV in 1984. But with … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Alone by Heart

In the late 1980s, Seattle-based band Heart released a power ballad that captured the top of the charts: Alone. Written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kay, the song was initially released on their 1983 album, Taking a Cool Look. In … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – US Festival

In the early 1980s, a music festival launched in 1982 to celebrate community and technology: the US Festival. Created by Apple II founder Steve Wozniak and promoter Bill Graham, the US Festival held its inaugural edition on Labour Day weekend … Continue reading

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