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memories of the ’80s – Popples

For kids of 1987, the most desired gift for under the tree was inspired by a television show: Popples. Those Characters From Cleveland (TCFC), a division of American Greetings, created the Popples, which are teddy bear/marsupials with a long tail … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s -Where Did Your Heart Go? by Wham!

The swan song for the ’80s pop band Wham! was a final single – a cover of the ballad Where Did Your Heart Go?  Written by David Was and Don Was, the song was first recorded and released by their … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – When I Think of You by Janet Jackson

Third time is the charm for Janet Jackson, when her third studio album’s third single led her to the top of the charts with When I Think of You. Produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Control was Jackson’s third … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Hey Al by Arthur Yorinks, illustrated by Richard Egielski

For picture book fans in the late 1930s, this award-winning book made an impression with the vivid storytelling in Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks and illustrated by Richard Egielski. The story by Yorinks focuses on a man named Al, and … Continue reading

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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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