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memories of the ’80s – Hollywood Husbands by Jackie Collins

In the follow-up to Hollywood Wives, author Jackie Collins turned her to the men with the salacious novel Hollywood Husbands. Published in 1986 three years after the first book of the series, Collins turned her pen to four main characters: … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Amanda by Boston

For the rock group Boston, a power ballad became one of their biggest hits: Amanda. The song was on the album Third Stage, the third album from the band, finished after a six year legal battle with their music label … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Lean on Me by Club Nouveau

The late 1980s brought a few gems from the past back into vogue – like the classic song Lean on Me by Club Nouveau. Written by Bill Withers, Lean on Me was released by the singer/songwriter as the first single … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Graceland by Paul Simon

Over 30 years ago, Paul Simon went deep into the heart of South Africa to make the album Graceland. His seventh studio album, Simon was dealing with the end of his marriage and depression, as well as a previous album … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Howard the Duck

In the mid 1980s, an idea that came from the comic books to come to the big screen became the major movie flop of 1986: Howard the Duck. Written and directed by William Hyuck and executive produced by George Lucas, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Walk Like an Egyptian by The Bangles

The second studio album from American band The Bangles was the key to kicking them into the A list with their single Walk Like an Egyptian. Written by American songwriter Liam Sternberg, Walk Like an Egyptian was first offered to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – I Can’t Wait by Nu Shooz

An American R&B band hit the top of the charts in the mid 1980s with its synth single I Can’t Wait. Nu Shooz was a Portland, Oregon based band, started by husband and wife duo John Smith and Valerie Day. … Continue reading

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