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memories of the ’80s – Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

In 1980, Sidney Sheldon wrote a best-selling novel that would also become a popular mini-series: Rage of Angels. Focusing on lead character Jennifer Parker, a young assistant district attorney, Sheldon shows a naive woman who as her office is investigating … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – War Games

In the early 1980s, the Cold War was shown on the big screen as seen through teenagers in the film War Games. Written by Walter F. Parkes, Walon Green and Lawrence Lasker, the film focuses on David (Matthew Broderick) a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Pirates of Penzance

A historic play made the transition to the big screen but didn’t attract the same audience with the film version of The Pirates of Penzance. Written and created by noted Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert was first staged on December … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Heaven by Bryan Adams

A top 10 hit of the early 1980s, Bryan Adams’ ballad¬†Heaven was in heavy rotation on radio playlists across North America. Written by Adams and Jim Vallance, the song was recorded in 1983 at the Power Station Studio in New … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Quiet Riot

The 1980s heavy metal scene was dominated by the bands of Los Angeles, and one of the early favourites was Quiet Riot. Mach 1 was formed¬†by Randy Rhoads and Kelli Garni in 1973, which morphed into Little Women and then … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – jelly shoes

For those stylish young women of the ’80s, one of the key items to own: jelly shoes. These PVC flexible shoes became all the rage, especially with the teen and 20 something set for its bright colours, summer style and … Continue reading

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