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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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memories of the ’80s – David Copperfield

For viewers who appreciate the sleight of hand and the skills of the illusionist, the 1980s belonged to magician David Copperfield. Using magic as a way to gain confidence (and attract girls) as a pre-teen, by the time Copperfield was … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Cats

The early 1980s were all about felines, thanks to Andrew Lloyd Webber and T.S. Eliot with the debut of the musical play Cats on London’s West End. Based on the book Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Lloyd Webber and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Brideshead Revisited

An Evelyn Waugh novel was transformed into a series in the early 1980s and became the mini-series of the Fall season: Brideshead Revisited. Based on the 1945 novel, the 11 part series was based on the unique friendship of Charles … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Escape from New York

After being a Walt Disney player in the 1970s, the 1980s transformed Kurt Russell into an action start with the film Escape from New York. Produced, written and directed by John Carpenter, the film was set in 1997 Manhattan, where … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Stroke by Billy Squier

In the early 1980s, rock musician Billy Squier landed his number one hit despite its racy connotationsĀ – The Stroke. Growing up in Boston in the 1960s and 1970s, Squier hung out at nightclubs, eventually joining Magic Terry and the Universe … Continue reading

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