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memories of the ’80s – Don’t You Want Me by The Human League

Electro-synth rhythms took over the charts in the summer of 1982 with The Human League and their song Don’t You Want Me. The British band had two relatively successful albums in the early 1980s, but with their third album Dare, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

For summer 1982, one of the songs of the day was a duet by two superstars: Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. Written by McCartney for his third solo album Tug of War, the song was initially … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The BFG by Roald Dahl

The early 1980s brought a new novel to the kids section: The BFG by Roald Dahl. The BFG aka The Big Friendly Giant, was written by Dahl for his seven year old daughter Sophie, who had died of measles encephalitis … 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 – Here I Go Again by Whitesnake

For metal band Whitesnake, the second time round was the winner for the song Here I Go Again. First recorded in 1982 for their fifth studio album, Saints & Sinners , the song was written by lead singer David Coverdale … 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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memories of the ’80s – Conan the Barbarian

The early 1980s brought a fantasy story from the 1930s to the big screen and the launch of a new action hero: Conan the Barbarian. Based on a collection of fantasy stories published in the 1930s by Robert E. Howard … Continue reading

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