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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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memories of the ’80s – Conan the Barbarian

In 1982, a fantasy story came to the big screen and created a new action star: Conan the Barbarian. Based on pulp fiction stories of the 1930s written by Robert E. Howard in Weird Tales Magazine, director/writer John Millius rewrote … Continue reading

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