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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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memories of the ’80s – My Favorite Year

This early¬†1980s comedy is a flashback for a young writer when he met his favourite actor in My Favorite Year. Starring Peter O’Toole as charismatic Allan Swann and Mark Linn-Baker as narrator Benjy Stone, My Favorite Year was written by … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Evil Under the Sun

With Peter Ustinov reprising his role as Hercule Poirot, the early ’80s welcomed another adaptation of Agatha Christie with Evil Under the Sun. Based on the Christie’s 1941 novel, the film was directed by Guy Hamilton and starred Ustinov, Maggie … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

The second week of March in 1981 was the moment that a new rock anthem hit the radio playlists: I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. The song was written by Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker … Continue reading

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