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memories of the ’80s – Hooked on Classics by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The beginning of the 1980s, a new way to market classical music came in the form of  Hooked on Classics. The series, released by K-tel Records, was disliked by traditional classical music fans, but embraced by other music fans and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Dancing With Myself by Billy Idol

The beginning of the 1980s introduced many of us to a newly-solo punk rock artist: Billy Idol and a song from his past that led to his future: Dancing With Myself. Having some success with Generation X at the end … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume

Bestselling author Judy Blume continued to publish popular books with the release of Tiger Eyes. The young adult novel focuses on Davey Wexler, which as the book opens, has attended her Father’s funeral. Adam Wexler has died after being shot … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Halloween II

Three years after the debut of the first film, John Carpenter returns with Michael Myers in the sequel Halloween II. After the success of Halloween, Carpenter had proven the allure of slasher/horror films and came back to finish the story … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

Two well-known singers collaborated on a movie song that became one of the best-known duets of the decade: Endless Love by Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie.  Written by Lionel Richie, the song was written for the film based on the … 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 – Stripes

The 1980s were a goldmine of comedy movies, and one of the films that helped Bill Murray make his mark was Stripes. Directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Harold Ramis, Len Blum and Daniel Goldberg, Stripes starred Bill Murray … Continue reading

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