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memories of the ’80s – Sussudio by Phil Collins

On his third solo album, musician Phil Collins created a song/earworm that snuck its way into everyone’s mind with the song Sussudio. The second single from his 1985 album No Jacket Required after One More Night, Collins was improvising with … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Spenser for Hire

From Dan Tanna’s Las Vegas, Robert Urich continued his on-screen persona of a PI with the series Spenser for Hire in 1985. Developed for Warner Bros Television by John Wilder with Robert B. Parker, author of the Spenser novels, the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Careless Whisper by George Michael

In the mid ’80s, British pop star George Michael released his first solo effort, a ballad:┬áCareless Whisper. When he was 17, Michael and bandmate Andrew Ridgeley composed the song, using his emotions from his first attempts at romantic relationships to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Well known in the 1970s for their animated specials, Rankin/Bass completed their last holiday special in 1985 with The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Based on the 1902 book by L. Frank Baum (best known as the author of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Broken Wings by Mr. Mister

In the mid 1980s, a song from an American band was a chart topper: Broken Wings by Mr. Mister. Originally from Phoenix but based in Los Angeles, Mr. Mister was successful with its first album I Wear the Face. Lead … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Street Hawk

In the mid 1980s, a television series tried to break into the network schedule: Street Hawk. Created by Paul M. Belous and Robert Wolterstoff, the series was distributed by Universal and picked up by ABC TV in 1984. But with … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Party All the Time by Eddie Murphy

Rising high as an actor in comedies in the 1980s, Eddie Murphy tried for a singing career with the song Party All the Time. Murphy had been in 48 Hrs, Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop when he worked with … Continue reading

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